Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine January 2016 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Game Changer 2016: Today's Leaders in Design Metropolis Editors, Metropolis's sixth annual survey recognizes today's leaders in architecture and design. The Woman Making Chicago America's Architectural Epicenter (Again) Anna Kats, Administrators and curators often speak different languages. The director of the Graham Foundation is fluent in both, as she has proven by spearheading Chicago’s inaugural architectural biennial. Lacaton & Vassal Have Pioneered a Strategy for Saving France's Social Housing David Huber, Social housing is threatened with demolition nearly everywhere it exists. Two architects have pioneered a strategy for saving these important public assets and the communities that live in them. How Architects KieranTimberlake Turned Their Office Into an "Incubator" Inga Saffron, The Philadelphia-based architects have turned their own office into a laboratory to test strategies like natural ventilation and to develop technologies for sensor-driven products. For 25 Years, DDC Has Championed Italian Design in America Belinda Lanks, For 25 years, the Hakakians have zealously championed singular tastes, making space for distinctive objects both in their luxurious showrooms and in the wider landscape of American interiors. Game Changers 2016: Co-Working Space Ponyride Detroit Avinash Rajagopal, Many have pegged Detroit’s comeback to a rebirth of manufacturing. A collaborative working space shows the way forward by linking entrepreneurial making with urban growth. Life on Planet Eames: Flexible, Colorful, Pleasurable Shumi Bose, A sprawling retrospective of design’s favorite duo reveals how conscious they were of the power of their own image. Karim Rashid's Garbo at 20: Does It Still Hold Up? Misha Volf, Karim Rashid’s iconic trashcan debuted 20 years ago. Does its message still hold up? A Museum for Mu Xin, the Painter Who Defied the Cultural Revolution John Gendall, An emerging New York–based firm interprets the oeuvre of a controversial artist for a museum in Wuzhen, China. Gould Evans' Renovation of a Kansas Library Mixes Reading Rooms with Maker Spaces Ken Shulman, Recently renovated, the Lawrence Public Library is a sunlit amalgam of reading spaces, maker spaces, and tech areas.