Estefanía Acosta

The Modern Bucolic

A backcountry house gets the modern treatment with bold vistas and exceptional energy efficiency.

A backcountry house gets the modern treatment with bold vistas and exceptional energy efficiency.

Where’s the Water Cooler—Is the Virtual Workplace Killing Office Culture?

Our publisher and editor in chief leads a panel about the changes happening in the workplace of the federal government.

US Consulate Surabaya, Indonesia. The influence of Indonesian culture is evident in the materials selected for the interiors.All photos courtesy DLR Group|Sorg|Westlake Reed Leskosky.For the past three years, Susan S. Szenasy, Metropolis’s publisher and editor in chief, has been leading a series of discussions on key issues around human-centered design. On June 1, 2016 she talked with a panel of…

The History and Craft of the Classic Apron Front Sink

Blanco's blend of craft and tech adopt a classic sink form for the modern kitchen.

In use for centuries, apron front sinks remain beautiful and functional. BLANCO’s IKON® sink, pictured above, blends artisanal production with today’s technology.All images courtesy of BLANCO.  The fireclay kitchen sink has been produced for centuries using the same fundamental, artisanal process. For over 90 years, German manufacturer BLANCO has worked with craftspeople to maintain this tradition. Now, the company offers…

The Ten Greenest Buildings of 2015

The winning projects from the 2015 Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green Projects awards display a commitment to sustainable design.

The winning projects from the 2015 Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green Projects awards display a commitment to sustainable design.