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Inside VIA 57West, BIG's First Building in North America

Inside VIA 57West, BIG's First Building in North America

A hard-hat tour on Wednesday provided a peek into the interiors of Manhattan's high-tech pyramid.

February 2016
The Salt Season

The Salt Season

Melting city ice with sodium chloride has a toxic impact on nearby plants. Are there safer ways to melt the snow?

February 2016
The Human Factor in Learning Communities

The Human Factor in Learning Communities

Metropolis Think Tank visits Gensler and their consultants in San Francisco to discuss the role of irreverence and play in shaping a new educational landscape.

February 2016
The Alvhem House Brings Scandinavian Charm to the Chesapeake Bay

The Alvhem House Brings Scandinavian Charm to the Chesapeake Bay

With its wall of windows and panoramic views of the Corsica River, Alvhem—which translates to "river home" in Swedish—lives up to its name.

February 2016
When Frank Lloyd Wright Was on the Outside Looking In, He at Least Had Company

When Frank Lloyd Wright Was on the Outside Looking In, He at Least Had Company

A small exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago unpacks a Dutch magazine’s obsession with the American master.

February 2016
Los Angeles Exhibition Explores the Thrilling Early Years of an Architect

Los Angeles Exhibition Explores the Thrilling Early Years of an Architect

"Errors, Estrangement, Messes and Fictions" evaluates the creative output of four young L.A. architects.

February 2016
Thanks to New Subscription Box Service, There Is Now Such a Thing as a Free Lunch

Thanks to New Subscription Box Service, There Is Now Such a Thing as a Free Lunch

A startup called Lunchspread brings the curated experience of subscription boxes to the employee meal break.

February 2016
Recap: Susan S. Szenasy and Phil Bernstein on What Computing Technology Can and Can't Do

Recap: Susan S. Szenasy and Phil Bernstein on What Computing Technology Can and Can't Do

A recap of Metropolis editor in chief Susan S. Szenasy and Phil Bernstein of Autodesk's conversation on how technology is changing the boundaries between designing and making.

January 2016
Shaking Up Higher Education

Shaking Up Higher Education

Gone are the days of “hard” science over “soft”. Gone is the pointless segmentation between academic research and applied research, basic research and experimental research. Barriers are breaking down.

January 2016
Q&A: Architect Virginia San Fratello on 3D Printing an Entire House—Walls, Floors, Cutlery, and All

Q&A: Architect Virginia San Fratello on 3D Printing an Entire House—Walls, Floors, Cutlery, and All

We talk to the young designer and former Next Generation Design Competition winner about her explorations with 3D printing and sustainable materials.

January 2016
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