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Design Advocacy and Material Sustainability

05/23/16

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.

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Apple's New Union Square Flagship Store Emphasizes Community

05/20/16

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.

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

05/19/16

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.

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20 Highlights from ICFF 2016

05/17/16

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.

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

05/17/16

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.

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The Remarkable Story of the SCAD Museum of Art

05/16/16

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.

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It Makes Me Sick: Belmont Freeman on the Four Seasons

05/13/16

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.

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The New Face of The Workspace (Part 3)

05/13/16

The New Face of The Workspace (Part 3)

Design students at RIT reimagine the modern office.

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MIT on the Frontier: An Interview with Hashim Sarkis

05/12/16

MIT on the Frontier: An Interview with Hashim Sarkis

We speak with MIT Dean Hashim Sarkis about the university's truly remarkable presence at this year's Venice Biennale.

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The Critics Speak: Snøhetta's SFMOMA Extension

05/10/16

The Critics Speak: Snøhetta's SFMOMA Extension

The museum's much-talked-about new wing opens on May 14th. Here's what the critics are saying about it.

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