February 2015

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To Reshape the World, Architects Need to Design at Every Scale

To Reshape the World, Architects Need to Design at Every Scale

We should revive public works for the design opportunities they create, argues Metropolis's editor in chief.

Redefining the Island Aesthetic

Redefining the Island Aesthetic

With architect Todd Saunders and designers Ineke Hans and Ilse Crawford as its advocates, the remote Fogo Island in Newfoundland, Canada, is forging a fresh identity to ensure its cultural and economic survival.

All Local Lumber

All Local Lumber

Behnisch Architekten inserts a sustainable wooden conference hall into Geneva’s maze of glass buildings, and breaks new ground for modern timber construction.

The Other Truth

The Other Truth

As the celebrations memorializing the fall of the Berlin Wall have quieted, we should reflect on the versions of history we tell ourselves.

Meat Chic

Meat Chic

A butcher shop in São Paulo redefines the experience of buying meat by channeling sophistication and a gallery-like ambiance.

How Do We Design for More Holistic Health-Care Practices?

How Do We Design for More Holistic Health-Care Practices?

The design director of Perkins+Will Miami on how architects can help lead a new era of integrated and pluralistic approaches to wellness

Temple of Respite

Temple of Respite

Evoking the mysterious underworld of seaside grottoes, a theatrical health-care center in Naples provides a palate-cleansing experience for passengers taken ill aboard cruise ships.

Organizing Abu Dhabi

Organizing Abu Dhabi

A new wayfinding system promises to transform the way locals and visitors experience the emirate city.

Multimedia Reportage

Multimedia Reportage

A new media hub at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism seeks to address the dramatic shifts in the profession.

Cold War Culture

Cold War Culture

A new book exhaustively examines life and design in East Germany.

Recondite Retail

Recondite Retail

Please Do Not Enter isn’t a secret, but it isn’t exactly well-known either. To founders Nicolas Libert and Emmanuel Renoird, both originally from Paris, this means they are doing something right.