Author: Metropolis

Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine

Course#: MET126 Expires:  This course is AIA/CES registered for 1 LU|HSW Read the article with the following learning objectives in mind. Then download and complete the participant exercise form here. Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine Architectural criticism has long been the domain of a…

Don’t Call It a Commune

Course#: MET118 Expires:  This course is AIA/CES registered for 1 LU|HSW Read the article with the following learning objectives in mind. Then download and complete the participant exercise form here. Don’t Call It a Commune ​In recent years, there has been much discussion about the…

Three Forms of Invisible Architecture

Course#: MET137 Expires:  This course is AIA/CES registered for 1 LU|HSW Read the article with the following learning objectives in mind. Then download and complete the participant exercise form here. Three Forms of Invisible Architecture Architects tackling the unseen will shape the future of…

Expert Opinion: James Benya on Rethinking our Electricity System

Course#: MET119 Expires:  This course is AIA/CES registered for 1 LU|HSW Read the article with the following learning objectives in mind. Then download and complete the participant exercise form here. Expert Opinion ​The award-winning lighting designer argues that to truly leverage sustainable technologies, we…

The Postmodern Watchlist

Course#: MET136 Expires:  This course is AIA/CES registered for 1 LU|HSW Read the article with the following learning objectives in mind. Then download and complete the participant exercise form here. The Postmodern Watchlist ​As preservation battles rage, will architecture from the 1970s and 1080s get…

The Cold Rush

Course#: MET116 Expires:  This course is AIA/CES registered for 1 LU|HSW Read the article with the following learning objectives in mind. Then download and complete the participant exercise form here. The Cold Rush As the Arctic melts, pioneering architects and planners design for the…

The Rise of the Robot Operator

Course#: MET112 Expires: April 2018 This course is AIA/CES registered for 1 LU|HSW Read the article with the following learning objectives in mind. Then download and complete the participant exercise form here. The Rise of the Robot Operator After two decades of experience in…

Northern Cool

Course#: MET111 Expires: April 2018 This course is AIA/CES registered for 1 LU|HSW Read the article with the following learning objectives in mind. Then download and complete the participant exercise form here. Northern Cool: Traditionally tacked on as part of the Midwest, Minnesota has…

Introducing the #MetropolisLikes Award at NeoCon

NeoCon 2012 saw Metropolis editors scouring the halls of the Merchandise Mart for the best designs they could find. They sought out design solutions that our editor in chief, Susan S. Szenasy, describes as “unexpected and urgent—ideas that strike us…

See NeoCon Through Our Editors' Eyes

At last month's NeoCon World's Trade Fair, in Chicago, Metropolis's Susan Szenasy and Paul Makovsky captured a handful of key designs--and design conversations--on digital video. Above: Roger Martin, the dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of…

2010 Metropolis Conference Videos Now Online

This year's Metropolis Conference at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, in New York, featured a cast of "design entrepreneurs" who are reinventing their practices through creative approaches to the new economy. Even if you couldn't make it to the daylong…

Our 2010 NeoCon Visual Diary

From this year's NeoCon World's Trade Fair, in Chicago's Merchandise Mart: Nearly 200 photos of the best in workplace furniture, lighting, textiles, technology, and more. Photographs by Jocelin Carranza and Jacqueline Murphy 3form 3form: Ditto 3form: Ditto Abet Laminati Abet…

See the ICFF Through Our Editor's Eyes

As you may have read in the New York Times the other day, Metropolis's editor in chief, Susan Szenasy, was one of several design mavens to comb the recent ICFF in search of the very best products for the annual…

Live@ICFF: Tom Dixon

On Saturday morning, Tom Dixon sat down with us in one of the three booths that his team occupies at the front of the ICFF hall. A few feet away, American students dressed as factory workers were busy assembling a…

Live@ICFF: Artek Dresses the Tank Chair

Our executive editor may have been mesmerized by Naoto Fukasawa's Shelving System for Artek, but I'd wager that most people passing by the venerable Finnish manufacturer's booth are more caught up in the live upholstery demonstration being staged there during…