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Recap: The Metropolis Summer Reading List

Recap: The Metropolis Summer Reading List

Architects, designers, and curators tell us their favorite reads of the summer.

August 2014
New York's Oyster Bar: Serving up Reefs and Resiliency

New York's Oyster Bar: Serving up Reefs and Resiliency

Green Team #29 investigates the feasibility of bringing the city's erstwhile oyster population back to life.

August 2014
Q&A: A.J. Paron-Wildes on "Design Empathy" and the Workplace

Q&A: A.J. Paron-Wildes on "Design Empathy" and the Workplace

The Allsteel designer talks about workplace design and interaction, her work on autism, and office trends.

August 2014
Two Artists Predict the End of Architecture

Two Artists Predict the End of Architecture

The world's most iconic museums meet their #doom in this apocalyptic series of images.

August 2014
Building Diplomacy: 50 Years of the Swiss Embassy in New Delhi

Building Diplomacy: 50 Years of the Swiss Embassy in New Delhi

The story of how the Modernist landmark came to be

August 2014
New Report Takes Aim at Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial

New Report Takes Aim at Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial

The architect's plans for a memorial to the 34th President of the United States received yet another blow last week.

August 2014
SOFTlab Lets 20,000 Flowers Bloom in Soho

SOFTlab Lets 20,000 Flowers Bloom in Soho

The studio's latest installation is digital fabrication-meets-Jolly Rancher.

August 2014
New York's Twilight Zone: Inside Roosevelt Island's Concrete Townscape

New York's Twilight Zone: Inside Roosevelt Island's Concrete Townscape

The first of a two-part series, the authors behind "Icon or Eyesore?" explore the Brutalist architecture of the city's strange island town.

August 2014
Q&A: Renzo Piano

Q&A: Renzo Piano

The architect talks about museum design, the new Whitney, and why buildings should "talk to each other."

July 2014
What's Behind George Lucas's MAD Choice?

What's Behind George Lucas's MAD Choice?

The "Star Wars" creator had an aesthetic change of heart when he chose Beijing-based MAD Architects to design his new museum.

July 2014
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