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Hiding in Plain Sight: 'Stealth Shelters' Rise in Marseille

Hiding in Plain Sight: 'Stealth Shelters' Rise in Marseille

A-KAMP47 is a vertical encampment design to comfortably house Marseille's homeless.

December 2013
After Mandela, What Will Be South Africa's Urban Future?

After Mandela, What Will Be South Africa's Urban Future?

How did Mandela's urban programs react to those of South Africa's Apartheid Regime, and how did it lay the ground for the future?

December 2013
Q&A: Raphael Sperry on the Architecture of Incarceration

Q&A: Raphael Sperry on the Architecture of Incarceration

Metropolis speaks with architect Raphael Sperry about his efforts to keep architects from designing inhumane prison environments.

December 2013
Who Really Benefits From Central Park?

Who Really Benefits From Central Park?

Central Park is lauded as one of New York's greatest urban achievements, but whom does it actually serve?

December 2013
Q&A: Craig Schwitter

Q&A: Craig Schwitter

Metropolis sits down with Craig Schwitter, engineer and head of Buro Happold North America.

December 2013
Are Skyscrapers and Wealth Inequality Intimately Linked? Maybe

Are Skyscrapers and Wealth Inequality Intimately Linked? Maybe

New research seems to point towards a correlative between skyscraper-building and wealth inequality.

November 2013
Why "Tallness" Isn't Good for Cities

Why "Tallness" Isn't Good for Cities

Is "tallness" really an urban quality cities should care about?

November 2013
De(lirious) Rotterdam: OMA Completes Holland's Largest Building

De(lirious) Rotterdam: OMA Completes Holland's Largest Building

After 16 years, OMA finally completes its longest-running project.

November 2013
Sketching to Remember

Sketching to Remember

Reflections at Manhattan's 9/11 Memorial

November 2013
The Architecture & Design Film Festival

The Architecture & Design Film Festival

NY event inspires humanist cities

November 2013
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