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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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After ISIS: The Challenge of Preserving Palmyra

05/09/16

After ISIS: The Challenge of Preserving Palmyra

A conversation with Stefan Simon, the Inaugural Director of Yale's Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage.

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MIT's Memory Matrix Installation: Preserving Culture in Digital Perpetuity

05/06/16

MIT's Memory Matrix Installation: Preserving Culture in Digital Perpetuity

This installation physically and cryptographically commemorates monuments across the globe that have been destroyed by conflict.

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Removing the Stigma from the Mobile Home: An Interview with Jennifer Siegal

05/06/16

Removing the Stigma from the Mobile Home: An Interview with Jennifer Siegal

The first American woman to win the arcVision 2016 Women in Architecture Prize, Jennifer Siegal is hoping to redefine the 21st century home.

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