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Design Under 35: Andrea Cacciari Reflects on the Best of the Last 35 Years

Design Under 35: Andrea Cacciari Reflects on the Best of the Last 35 Years

We're celebrating our 35th anniversary by asking leading practitioners to share their picks for the most important design work since 1981.

July 2016
The Metropolis Summer Reading List 2016

The Metropolis Summer Reading List 2016

Architects, designers, curators, and publishers tell us what they will be reading this summer.

July 2016
Alberto Alessi: Keeping Up Craftsmanship In a Digital Age

Alberto Alessi: Keeping Up Craftsmanship In a Digital Age

Can Alessi guarantee the level of detail and sophistication the brand is known for while innovating with cutting-edge production methods still in their infancy?

July 2016
A Japanese Home That Transforms the Humble Window Sill

A Japanese Home That Transforms the Humble Window Sill

Inspired by the way a cat inhabits the windowsill, ikmo architects conceptually transformed this home's windowsills into small, configurable rooms.

July 2016
Why Now, More Than Ever, We Need A New Islamic Architecture

Why Now, More Than Ever, We Need A New Islamic Architecture

Too many new mosques are being built in "traditional" styles that rely on outdated tropes and ignore the challenges Muslim Americans today are facing.

July 2016
Beyond the Five-Foot Grid: Age-Neutral Design in the 21st-Century Workplace

Beyond the Five-Foot Grid: Age-Neutral Design in the 21st-Century Workplace

Susan S. Szenasy leads a panel discussion on the challenges and benefits of creating age-neutral office spaces for today’s employees.

July 2016
What the Tate Modern Means in a Post-Brexit World

What the Tate Modern Means in a Post-Brexit World

Herzog and de Meuron’s fortress-like extension is a powerful metaphor for the state of inclusivity in a post-Brexit world.

July 2016
A Mobile Dental Office For San Fran's Tech Crowd

A Mobile Dental Office For San Fran's Tech Crowd

Studio Dental, a mobile dental care facility, uses space as efficiently as possible and ensures patient comfort down to every detail.

July 2016
Norman Foster on Using Drones to 'Leapfrog' Development in Rwanda

Norman Foster on Using Drones to 'Leapfrog' Development in Rwanda

The "droneport" is a humanitarian initiative that seeks to jumpstart and navigate the infrastructural challenges of emerging economies.

July 2016
A New Wave of Passive Home Design

A New Wave of Passive Home Design

6 unique interpretations of the passive house trend around the globe.

July 2016
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