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Norman Foster on Using Drones to 'Leapfrog' Development in Rwanda

07/04/16

Norman Foster on Using Drones to 'Leapfrog' Development in Rwanda

The "droneport" is a humanitarian initiative that seeks to jumpstart and navigate the infrastructural challenges of emerging economies.

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A New Wave of Passive Home Design

07/01/16

A New Wave of Passive Home Design

6 unique interpretations of the passive house trend around the globe.

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Architectural Empathy: Why Our Brains Experience Places Like People

06/30/16

Architectural Empathy: Why Our Brains Experience Places Like People

Robert Hart reflects on the human brain's tendency to perceive buildings and people in similar terms.

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Chairs by Architects

06/28/16

Chairs by Architects

A new book explores how qualities in architects' buildings translate into their chair designs.

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Kunstmuseum Basel Subtly Steals the Show

06/26/16

Kunstmuseum Basel Subtly Steals the Show

In a city whose reputation has become associated with high art, the new Kunstmuseum raises the institution to the standards expected of a major cultural destination.

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The Case for COTE's Obsolescence

06/24/16

The Case for COTE's Obsolescence

The AIA/COTE Top Ten represent the profession’s leading edge. But why hasn't that edge permeated the profession in the age of “mainstream green”?

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3 Takeaways from 'Redesigning the Global City'

06/23/16

3 Takeaways from 'Redesigning the Global City'

This month’s Chicago Forum on Global Cities explored the central tensions confronting the redesign of global cities. Here are our three major takeaways from the event.

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 Neocon's Best: The Winners of the #MetropolisLikes Awards

06/23/16

Neocon's Best: The Winners of the #MetropolisLikes Awards

The winners of this year's #MetropolisLikes awards, hand-picked by the Metropolis editors themselves.

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What Ancient Chinese Philosopher Mo-Tzu Can Teach Designers Today

06/20/16

What Ancient Chinese Philosopher Mo-Tzu Can Teach Designers Today

Mo-Tzu’s “three-prong method” remains highly relevant, emphasizing how we ought to use an empirical basis to shape our built world.

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The Magic Bullet of Workplace Design?

06/14/16

The Magic Bullet of Workplace Design?

A closer look at the intersection of the office and the home, what employees are looking for from their workspaces, and how design can facilitate a work-life balance

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