Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine March 2017

 

Beachside Hotel Brings Design to a Sleepy Stretch of Paradise

The Mexican town of Troncones has drawn surfers for years, but its new boutique hotel, crafted in a California Modernist style, caters to a more design-discerning set.

Troncones, one of Mexico’s best kept secrets, is a small beach town lacking the glitz and allure of the larger tourist traps. Businessman Rafael Skewes seeks to transform it into a modernist architectural masterpiece.

The Materials & Tools Taking Making Into the Future

The relationship between digital technology and craft underwent a rapid transformation from antagonistic to symbiotic in the past decade. Now a vanguard of makers, entrepreneurs, and institutions is taking the next step.

The relationship between digital technology and craft underwent a rapid transformation from antagonistic to symbiotic in the past decade. Now a vanguard of makers, entrepreneurs, and institutions is taking the next step.

Architecture Enters the Age of Post-Digital Drawing

Setting a design concept to pencil and paper was once considered a core architectural act, but the past two decades’ culture of digital rendering almost killed it. Almost.

Setting a design concept to pencil and paper was once considered a core architectural act, but the past two decades’ culture of digital rendering almost killed it. Almost.

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