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Charles Correa, Master of Indian Modernism, Dead at 84

06/17/15

Charles Correa, Master of Indian Modernism, Dead at 84

The architect, whose work was marked by its critical regionalist sensibilities, adapted Modernism to an Indian context.

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Wall Art Gets a Digital Dimension with New Product

06/12/15

Wall Art Gets a Digital Dimension with New Product

White, sterile walls are typical of hospitals; so to brighten interiors, artists are commissioned to help give facilities a pop of color and personality. Hand-painted murals or vinyl wallpaper rejuvenate what would be austere or even dreary backdrops to patient care. However, these methods do come with their own set of drawbacks.  “In the past, I had art printed on vinyl wall coverings,” says Barbara Eden, an Indiana-based interior designer and project planner. “But, in a project like a hospital, which has a high volume of traffic, this material isn’t always appropriate.”  For one of her recent projects, Eden needed a durable material that would allow her to visually transform a well-trodden, but drab, corridor of Indianapolis’ Riley...

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How Design Can Help Plan for Growth

06/09/15

How Design Can Help Plan for Growth

With the unpredictable rate of growth in startups, their office space needs to be able to accommodate almost anything. Metropolis asked three companies that topped Forbes’ list of hottest startups how they planned for expansion at the onset of their business.

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Site Visit: A River Corridor Renaissance “Frees the Falls” and Transforms Downtown Greenville

06/05/15

Site Visit: A River Corridor Renaissance “Frees the Falls” and Transforms Downtown Greenville

The next stop for the Bruner Foundation team on their tour of site visits was in Greenville, South Carolina, where a forgotten 40-foot tall waterfall was transformed into an urban oasis and centerpiece for the city.

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Wrap-up: The Metropolis Guide to the Best of ICFF

06/03/15

Wrap-up: The Metropolis Guide to the Best of ICFF

The annual #MetropolisLikes awards program highlighted the very best design offerings at this year's ICFF.

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Who Cares About Making Connections?:  Two Designers on the Traditions Put in Place by an Architecture Firm’s Adventurous Founders

06/01/15

Who Cares About Making Connections?: Two Designers on the Traditions Put in Place by an Architecture Firm’s Adventurous Founders

Two designers on the traditions put in place by an architecture firm’s adventurous founders

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Diagramming the Landscape: Digital Mapping, a Powerful Tool for Analyzing a Site's Biophysical and Social Context

05/28/15

Diagramming the Landscape: Digital Mapping, a Powerful Tool for Analyzing a Site's Biophysical and Social Context

Digital mapping can be a powerful tool for analyzing a site’s biophysical and social context.

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Site Visit: The Redevelopment of a Cleveland Corridor Links Art, Education, Healthcare and Communities

05/28/15

Site Visit: The Redevelopment of a Cleveland Corridor Links Art, Education, Healthcare and Communities

Cleveland's Uptown District highlights the role of anchor institutions in catalyzing community change. Euclid Avenue serves as "connective tissue," linking art, education, healthcare, and transportation.

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As Office Culture Changes, How Can We Use Workplace Technology for Both Efficiency and Wellbeing?

05/27/15

As Office Culture Changes, How Can We Use Workplace Technology for Both Efficiency and Wellbeing?

A recent panel hosted by Metropolis and Humanscale tackled the question of the technology's increasingly more vital role in the workplace.

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On the Open-Office Conundrum, and How Designing a Workplace is a Balancing Act

05/26/15

On the Open-Office Conundrum, and How Designing a Workplace is a Balancing Act

The majority of American workplaces are open-plan offices. With new findings of the pitfalls of such working environments, what can be done to ameliorate them?

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