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December 2013

Working With Steel: FXFOWLE

12/31/13

Working With Steel: FXFOWLE

A senior partner at FXFOWLE discusses how steel can be used to sculpt space.

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12/30/13

The Top Architecture and Design Books of 2013

A look at the best design books of the year.

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The Top Architecture and Design Stories of 2013

12/30/13

The Top Architecture and Design Stories of 2013

Three Metropolis editors have their pick at the year's most divisive architecture and design stories.

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12/23/13

7 Ways Architects And Designers Do Holiday Cards

Season's greetings from your favorite architects and designers.

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The Art Of The Moroccan Riad

12/23/13

The Art Of The Moroccan Riad

The traditional guesthouse has a renewed appeal in Marrakech

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An Invitation To Open Worship

12/23/13

An Invitation To Open Worship

Sauerbruch Hutton’s church updates the traditional house of worship in a German suburb.

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Toward Resilient Architectures 5: Agile Design

12/20/13

Toward Resilient Architectures 5: Agile Design

Technology is triggering a cascading series of unintended consequences that degrade quality of life on Earth.

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Lina Bo Bardi's Classic Bowl Chair Reissued

12/19/13

Lina Bo Bardi's Classic Bowl Chair Reissued

The design work of Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi is finally getting the attention it deserves.

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Contemporary Lens: Christoph Morlinghaus

12/19/13

Contemporary Lens: Christoph Morlinghaus

The photographer Christoph Morlinghaus finds poetry in empty buildings.

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Meet The Architecture Lobby

12/18/13

Meet The Architecture Lobby

A new organization of architects wants to change the way the profession is structured.

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How Posthumous Can You Get?

12/17/13

How Posthumous Can You Get?

How late is too late? Julia Morgan, FAIA (1872-1957) posthumously awarded the AIA's Gold Medal—56 years after her death.

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Watch This Building Twist, Turn, And Explode

12/17/13

Watch This Building Twist, Turn, And Explode

A video project visualizes 88 impossible, yet photo-realistic variations on a single hotel complex.

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Signgeist 4: Truth in (Seasonal) Advertising

12/17/13

Signgeist 4: Truth in (Seasonal) Advertising

What’s the one thing missing from our urban holiday “spirit”? Humble honesty.

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Big Ideas from the 2013 Bruner Loeb Forum Detroit

12/16/13

Big Ideas from the 2013 Bruner Loeb Forum Detroit

The Bruner Loeb Forum Detroit sparks conversation on ways to bring life back to our struggling cities.

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A New Drawing Tool For Architects In A Digital Age

12/16/13

A New Drawing Tool For Architects In A Digital Age

Morpholio Trace 2.0 gives architects a digital drawing platform, complete with canary yellow trace.

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A Chair That's Not All There

12/13/13

A Chair That's Not All There

Don't be deceived: you can actually sit in this chair.

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Video Profile: Laurie Olin

12/12/13

Video Profile: Laurie Olin

A new video series from the Cultural Landscape Foundation investigates the work of landscape architect Laurie Olin.

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

12/12/13

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

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

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

12/11/13

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?

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Q&A: Raphael Sperry on the Architecture of Incarceration

12/11/13

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.

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Gift Guide 2013

12/10/13

Gift Guide 2013

Four Metropolis editors select the best design goodies for this year's gift guide.

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Reconstructivism

12/09/13

Reconstructivism

A new London gallery explores the revolutionary architectural and sculptural work of the Russian Constructivists.

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A Family Perspective On The Apple Revolution

12/09/13

A Family Perspective On The Apple Revolution

An excerpt from a new book by Hartmut Esslinger which details the early days of Apple, just before it changed the world.

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In Photos: The Last Days Of Three Paul Rudolph Houses

12/09/13

In Photos: The Last Days Of Three Paul Rudolph Houses

A new photography book details the slow demise of a handful of houses designed by Paul Rudolph.

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Tomas Koolhaas, Son Of Rem, Prepares Doc About His Father

12/06/13

Tomas Koolhaas, Son Of Rem, Prepares Doc About His Father

Tomas Koolhaas has launched a Kickstarter to help fund his upcoming film, "REM," about his father.

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Who Really Benefits From Central Park?

12/06/13

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?

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Rudy Bruner Awards For New York City And Louisville

12/05/13

Rudy Bruner Awards For New York City And Louisville

Public leadership and collaboration advance ambitious visions at the Rudy Bruner Award ceremony for Urban Excellence.

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Charlotte Perriand Takes The Spotlight At Design Miami

12/05/13

Charlotte Perriand Takes The Spotlight At Design Miami

Long overshadowed by her colleague and collaborator Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand's designs are being reconsidered at Design Miami.

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John Maeda Set To Leave RISD For Silicon Valley

12/05/13

John Maeda Set To Leave RISD For Silicon Valley

RISD President John Maeda has announced he will leave the school to take a job at out West.

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How A Design Firm Found Inspiration In Noodles

12/05/13

How A Design Firm Found Inspiration In Noodles

Two principals of decorative glass makers Skyline Design discuss how craft ethos can be found everywhere, including noodles.

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Q&A: David Finkel, On How Davis & Warshow Is Going Green

12/05/13

Q&A: David Finkel, On How Davis & Warshow Is Going Green

A Davis & Warshow business exec talks about his firm’s steady progress toward net zero, while improving employees’ quality of life.

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Do Ivy Leagues Do Architecture School Better Than State Universities?

12/05/13

Do Ivy Leagues Do Architecture School Better Than State Universities?

This year's architecture school rankings reveal a lot more about design education than just the numbers.

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New Eco-Park Packs A Rainforest, Desert, And Penguins In One Building

12/04/13

New Eco-Park Packs A Rainforest, Desert, And Penguins In One Building

Ecorium in South Korea is a new ecological park that recreates all of the world's major ecosystems.

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Q&A: Alexander Gorlin

12/04/13

Q&A: Alexander Gorlin

The New York architect Alexander Gorlin discovers Kabbalah imagery in the architecture of modernists like Louis Kahn and Le Corbusier and in the art of Mark Rothko.

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Will Open Source Democratize Architecture?

12/04/13

Will Open Source Democratize Architecture?

Paperhouses, a new open-source service for architectural designs, promises to make great architecture available to all.

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Five Compelling Works Of Architecture Fiction

12/03/13

Five Compelling Works Of Architecture Fiction

Walking cities, underwater urbanism, and more: We have a look at the most spectacular examples of recent architecture fiction.

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Herzog & de Meuron's Miami Art Museum Set To Open For Art Basel

12/03/13

Herzog & de Meuron's Miami Art Museum Set To Open For Art Basel

A preview of the Pérez Art Museum Miami before it opens this week at Art Basel.

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Iconic Museums, Rendered In Gingerbread

12/03/13

Iconic Museums, Rendered In Gingerbread

The Guggenheim, MAXXI, and more turned into works of gingerbread art.

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Q&A: Craig Schwitter

12/02/13

Q&A: Craig Schwitter

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

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