Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine January 2015 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Keller Easterling on Hacking the Operating System of Our Cities Samuel Medina, Author and theoretician Keller Easterling discusses how architects and urbanists might hack the operating system of our cities. How Baby Boomers Will Shape the Future of Our Cities Peter Ellis, The principal of CannonDesign predicts that his generation will be active participants in making our urban environments healthier Uppsala Builds Floating Pocket Park to Promote Urban Farming Zachary Edelson, The Swedish city debuted its buoyant pocket park last summer as a way to promote urban farming. Game Changers 2015: Recognizing Established Design Figures and Young Disrupters Metropolis Editors, Metropolis's fifth annual survey of the foremost forward-looking talents in the world of architecture and design Longtime Issey Miyake Collaborator Steps Into the Spotlight Avinash Rajagopal, Handcrafted textiles and technically innovative fabrics often seem worlds apart. This Japanese powerhouse has been opening up exciting possibilities for textile design by combining the two. Liam Casey Plans to Disrupt Manufacturing—by Producing Less Starre Vartan, Can making less help us innovate more? This supply-chain guru, who has worked with giants like Apple, is forging connections between sustainable manufacturing and emerging entrepreneurs. Filmmakers Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine Look Under the Skin of Buildings Veronique Vienne, Architectural criticism has long been the domain of a rarefied few. But it needn’t be that way, argue these Paris-based filmmakers, who cast their lens on the unassuming characters who interact daily with some of the world’s most iconic buildings. The Minds Behind Legendary Design Retailer Luminaire Beth Dunlop, Good design needs relentless advocates. Through their stores, exhibitions, lectures, and mentorship of new talent, the founders of Luminaire have been quiet but forceful patrons for four decades. Water Pore Partnership's Brilliant Idea to Save Las Vegas from Drought Samuel Medina, Architects and planners are often eager to shepherd infrastructure into the shadows of a city. Amy Mielke and Caitlin Gucker-Kanter Taylor advocate for the opposite—revitalizing Las Vegas’s stressed water supply and putting it in plain sight for all to experience. Aggregate Is an Academic Collective Rewriting the Rules of Architectural Scholarship David Huber, What are the challenges of making architectural history and research a collective pursuit? Dissolving disciplinary conventions, Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative is preparing the grounds for a new generation of scholars. Philips Lighting's Next Frontier: Illuminated Carpet Shannon Sharpe, Philips Lighting’s tiles glow with wayfinding, colors, patterns, and even the news. Better with Time: 2015's Design Anniversaries Avinash Rajagopal, The world of architecture and design has many reasons to celebrate. Living Social: Single Speed Design's Innovative Take on Micro-Housing Mikki Brammer, Through generous communal spaces, the Songpa Micro-Housing project in Seoul encourages inhabitants to interact with their neighbors. EF Education First's Cambridge Headquarters Sports a Ten-Story Glass "Waterfall" Ken Shulman, Gert Wingårdh’s building gives EF Education First a standout home in North America.