Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine December 2013 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin San Francisco's Janus House Balances Old And New Zack Alspaugh, The Janus House looks to both the past and the future. At Copenhagen's Amass, Come for the Food and Stay for the Design Andreas Rumpfhaber, Matt Orlando and Gubi bring fine dining to Copenhagen’s industrial waterfront. Real Estate's Obsession With Size Is Harmful to Our Cities Susan Szenasy, An obsession with size kills the dream of building a high-tech, twenty-first-century Machu Picchu. The Best Lighting Solutions from Euroluce 2013 Paul Makovsky, The range of beautiful and smart lighting solutions available today is mind-boggling. Experiencing Phoenix's Mass Transit Experiment First-Hand Karrie Jacobs, Our columnist rides the rails in a city known more for sprawl than transit. This Faceted Lamp Mixes Old And New Shannon Sharpe, Shuttling between computers and handcrafting, Xavier Mañosa and Mashallah develop the Scotch Club lamp collection for Marset. Lumos's LSX Solar Panels Keep a Refreshingly Low Profile Shannon Sharpe, Lumos’s frameless solar panels have a distinct aesthetic and functional edge. OLEDs Ready To Transform Lighting Design Lara Kristin Herndon, After years of Development, OLEDs are poised to transform lighting design. Africa's First Design Museum Opens in South Africa Nadine Botha, The continent’s first design museum starts as a hip hangout in a post-industrial Johannesburg neighborhood. Happy Anniversary to Iconic Design This Year And Next Avinash Rajagopal, Great designs, designers, and institutions mark important milestones this year and next. Critics and Thinkers Pick the Most Significant Design Developments of 2013 Metropolis contributors, What are the most important buildings, products, or events of 2013 that have ramifications for the future? Airbnb's San Francisco HQ Embodies a New Spatial Blurring Eva Hagberg, The Airbnb Headquarters in San Francisco may be the ultimate reflection of both the brand, and the tech world’s new way of working. The Challenge of Saving Midcentury Buildings in an Era of Rising Inequality Fred A. Bernstein, As the gap between the rich and the middle class widens, the challenge to save midcentury modern buildings becomes even more vexing.