January 2015

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How Boomers Will Shape the Future of Our Cities

How Boomers Will Shape the Future of Our Cities

The principal of CannonDesign predicts that his generation will be active participants in making our urban environments healthier

The Floating Gardens of Uppsala

The Floating Gardens of Uppsala

The Swedish city debuted its buoyant pocket park last summer as a way to promote urban farming.

Game Changers 2015

Game Changers 2015

Metropolis's fifth annual survey of the foremost forward-looking talents in the world of architecture and design

Game Changers 2015: Makiko Minagawa

Game Changers 2015: Makiko Minagawa

Handcrafted textiles and technically innovative fabrics often seem worlds apart. This Japanese powerhouse has been opening up exciting possibilities for textile design by combining the two.

Game Changers 2015: Liam Casey

Game Changers 2015: Liam Casey

Can making less help us innovate more? This supply-chain guru, who has worked with giants like Apple, is forging connections between sustainable manufacturing and emerging entrepreneurs.

Game Changers 2015: Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine

Game Changers 2015: Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine

Architectural criticism has long been the domain of a rarefied few. But it needn’t be that way, argue these Paris-based filmmakers, who cast their lens on the unassuming characters who interact daily with some of the world’s most iconic buildings.

Game Changers 2015: Nasir and Nargis Kassamali

Game Changers 2015: Nasir and Nargis Kassamali

Good design needs relentless advocates. Through their stores, exhibitions, lectures, and mentorship of new talent, the founders of Luminaire have been quiet but forceful patrons for four decades.

Game Changers 2015: Water Pore Partnership

Game Changers 2015: Water Pore Partnership

Architects and planners are often eager to shepherd infrastructure into the shadows of a city. Amy Mielke and Caitlin Gucker-Kanter Taylor advocate for the opposite—revitalizing Las Vegas’s stressed water supply and putting it in plain sight for all to experience.

Game Changers 2015: Aggregate

Game Changers 2015: Aggregate

What are the challenges of making architectural history and research a collective pursuit? Dissolving disciplinary conventions, Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative is preparing the grounds for a new generation of scholars.

Illuminated Carpet

Illuminated Carpet

Philips Lighting’s tiles glow with wayfinding, colors, patterns, and even the news.

Better with Time

Better with Time

The world of architecture and design has many reasons to celebrate.

Living Social

Living Social

Through generous communal spaces, the Songpa Micro-Housing project in Seoul encourages inhabitants to interact with their neighbors.

A Distinctive Cascade

A Distinctive Cascade

Gert Wingårdh’s building gives EF Education First a standout home in North America.

Tiny Bundle of Sound

Tiny Bundle of Sound

When it comes to synthesizers, the OP-1 is in a class of one.

The Workplace of the Future Will Have Sky Gardens to Harvest Your Lunch

The Workplace of the Future Will Have Sky Gardens to Harvest Your Lunch

The winners of the second annual design competition outsmart the open office.

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