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Game Changers 2016

Game Changers 2016

Metropolis's sixth annual survey recognizes today's leaders in architecture and design.

Game Changers 2016: Sarah Herda

Game Changers 2016: Sarah Herda

Administrators and curators often speak different languages. The director of the Graham Foundation is fluent in both, as she has proven by spearheading Chicago’s inaugural architectural biennial.

Game Changers 2016: Lacaton & Vassal

Game Changers 2016: Lacaton & Vassal

Social housing is threatened with demolition nearly everywhere it exists. Two architects have pioneered a strategy for saving these important public assets and the communities that live in them.

Game Changers 2016: KieranTimberlake

Game Changers 2016: KieranTimberlake

It's meaningless to talk of sustainable buildings without accounting for how they will be used. The Philadelphia-based architects have turned their own office into a laboratory to test strategies like natural ventilation and to develop technologies for sensor-driven products.

Game Changers 2016: DDC

Game Changers 2016: DDC

For 25 years, the Hakakians have zealously championed singular tastes, making space for distinctive objects both in their luxurious showrooms and in the wider landscape of American interiors.

Game Changers 2016: Ponyride

Game Changers 2016: Ponyride

Many have pegged Detroit’s comeback to a rebirth of manufacturing. A collaborative working space shows the way forward by linking entrepreneurial making with urban growth.

Planet Eames

Planet Eames

A sprawling retrospective of design’s favorite duo reveals how conscious they were of the power of their own image.

Garbo and Its Discontents

Garbo and Its Discontents

Karim Rashid’s iconic trashcan debuted 20 years ago. Does its message still hold up?

Art Topology

Art Topology

An emerging New York–based firm interprets the oeuvre of a controversial artist for a museum in Wuzhen, China.

A Younger Public

A Younger Public

Recently renovated, the Lawrence Public Library is a sunlit amalgam of reading spaces, maker spaces, and tech areas.

Design by Accident

Design by Accident

A new retrospective champions the architect-designer Josef Frank's philosophy of "Accidentism."

Aging with Grace

Aging with Grace

Design Forecast

Design Forecast

Anti-ownership, holography, and revisiting hippie values: Curators, critics, experts, designers, and Metropolis editors share their predictions for the year ahead.

The Age of Decadent Driving

The Age of Decadent Driving

An upcoming exhibition examines cars between the world wars, when automakers and designers lavished incredible attention on their materials and details.

The Man Behind the Pink Pipe

The Man Behind the Pink Pipe

Ludwig Leo’s bold embrace of modernity and willingness to experiment make a reexamination of his work especially timely.

Q&A: Cara Michell and Courtney D. Sharpe on the Urgency of the Black in Design Conference

Q&A: Cara Michell and Courtney D. Sharpe on the Urgency of the Black in Design Conference

The organizers of the long-overdue symposium explain how the event addressed social injustice through design.

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