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Welcome Home: "Making Heimat" Exhibition Politicizes the Architecture of Refugee Housing

Welcome Home: "Making Heimat" Exhibition Politicizes the Architecture of Refugee Housing

The German pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale spotlights the country's refugee crisis and its impact on housing infrastructure.

May 2016
Q&A: Beverly Willis on Finding Design in Everything

Q&A: Beverly Willis on Finding Design in Everything

The architect-designer discusses her long career and mulls over her influence in fields from art to software design.

May 2016
Architecture Isn’t the Villain of "High-Rise"—We Are

Architecture Isn’t the Villain of "High-Rise"—We Are

In the film adaptation of J.G. Ballard's book, a few people’s domestic fantasies are enough to tear apart Anthony Royal’s Brutalist monolith.

May 2016
Design Advocacy and Material Sustainability

Design Advocacy and Material Sustainability

Metropolis publisher and editor in chief Susan S. Szenasy talked with the principals of Houston-based Kirksey Architecture about architects as design advocates, master builders, and how material sustainability and building codes might reflect regional conditions.

May 2016
Apple's New Union Square Flagship Store Emphasizes Community

Apple's New Union Square Flagship Store Emphasizes Community

Fifteen years after opening its first store, Apple has once again revamped the retail typology, adding a slew of new gathering spaces.

May 2016
Citizen Bridge, NYC's First Floating Bridge, Reaches Kickstarter Goal

Citizen Bridge, NYC's First Floating Bridge, Reaches Kickstarter Goal

Citizen Bridge will connect Governor's Island to Brooklyn, allowing pedestrians to stand in the middle of the water—as New Yorkers did over a century ago.

May 2016
20 Highlights from ICFF 2016

20 Highlights from ICFF 2016

Metropolis editors select the products that intrigued and inspired them during this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City.

May 2016
A Tale of Two Cities: Jane & Corbu in New York

A Tale of Two Cities: Jane & Corbu in New York

In 1935 both Le Corbusier and a young Jane Jacobs discovered New York City for the first time.

May 2016
The Remarkable Story of the SCAD Museum of Art

The Remarkable Story of the SCAD Museum of Art

In 1991, Paula Wallace saved the U.S.'s oldest existing railroad complex from demolition—and embarked on a remarkable 20-year journey.

May 2016
It Makes Me Sick: Belmont Freeman on the Four Seasons

It Makes Me Sick: Belmont Freeman on the Four Seasons

Belmont Freeman, who worked on the restoration of the Four Seasons in 2008, gives his take on the future of this endangered, important space.

May 2016
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