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Architectural Empathy: Why Our Brains Experience Places Like People

Architectural Empathy: Why Our Brains Experience Places Like People

Robert Hart reflects on the human brain's tendency to perceive buildings and people in similar terms.

June 2016
Chairs by Architects

Chairs by Architects

A new book explores how qualities in architects' buildings translate into their chair designs.

June 2016
Kunstmuseum Basel Subtly Steals the Show

Kunstmuseum Basel Subtly Steals the Show

In a city whose reputation has become associated with high art, the new Kunstmuseum raises the institution to the standards expected of a major cultural destination.

June 2016
The Case for COTE's Obsolescence

The Case for COTE's Obsolescence

The AIA/COTE Top Ten represent the profession’s leading edge. But why hasn't that edge permeated the profession in the age of “mainstream green”?

June 2016
3 Takeaways from 'Redesigning the Global City'

3 Takeaways from 'Redesigning the Global City'

This month’s Chicago Forum on Global Cities explored the central tensions confronting the redesign of global cities. Here are our three major takeaways from the event.

June 2016
 Neocon's Best: The Winners of the #MetropolisLikes Awards

Neocon's Best: The Winners of the #MetropolisLikes Awards

The winners of this year's #MetropolisLikes awards, hand-picked by the Metropolis editors themselves.

June 2016
What Ancient Chinese Philosopher Mo-Tzu Can Teach Designers Today

What Ancient Chinese Philosopher Mo-Tzu Can Teach Designers Today

Mo-Tzu’s “three-prong method” remains highly relevant, emphasizing how we ought to use an empirical basis to shape our built world.

June 2016
The Magic Bullet of Workplace Design?

The Magic Bullet of Workplace Design?

A closer look at the intersection of the office and the home, what employees are looking for from their workspaces, and how design can facilitate a work-life balance

June 2016
8 Artists Envision Their Ideal Workspaces

8 Artists Envision Their Ideal Workspaces

Herman Miller asked eight artists to reflect on their ideal place to work. They responded not only with words, but with fantastic, whimsical images.

June 2016
The Office of Tomorrow: Where Will You Choose to Work in Five Years?

The Office of Tomorrow: Where Will You Choose to Work in Five Years?

Metropolis and Staples Business Advantage launch a design competition to address the dramatic changes in our approaches to workspace.

June 2016
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