Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine January-February 2020 Issue Michael Ma February 3, 2020 FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin How Tech and Design Are Forming a "Symbiotic Relationship" Avinash Rajagopal, The January/February issue of Metropolis looks at how tech and design are creating new frontiers in our built environment and shaping how we live and work. Georgia Tech's Kendeda Building Sets a High Bar for Regenerative Design Katie Okamoto, The new center is the largest project in the southeast United States to pursue Living Building certification, widely regarded as the industry's most rigorous sustainability credential. Toshiko Mori on Collecting Wabanaki and Penobscot Baskets Toshiko Mori, The architect and Harvard GSD professor discusses the beauty and utility of Native American basketry. New Talent: EXTENTS Expertly Weaves the Digital and the Physical Stephen Zacks, Through installations, conferences, and teaching, the Michigan-based studio engages critically with technology. In the Driverless City, How Will Our Streets Be Used? Akiva Blander, A glut of speculative plans reimagine the future streetscape. But is it a road to nowhere? Two New Tile Collections Embrace Patterns and Materials of the Past Vicky Su, Pietta Donovan and Paola Lenti's recent tile collections for Walker Zanger and Galleria Elena are inspired by 1970s patterns and Renaissance materials. The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Strives For Openness Mikki Brammer, Designed by John Wardle Architects, the new home of Australia's oldest music school breaks way from the monastic model of the conservatory. Tech Start-ups Find a Shared Home at The Company Building in Manhattan Kyle Chayka, While the SHoP-designed project offers an antidote to many of Silicon Valley’s ills, a larger urban dilemma remains. An Upcoming Show in New York Shines a Light on Eileen Gray Lila Allen, Eileen Gray at the Bard Graduate Center reveals there’s much still left to be said about the mother of Modernism. What’s Hot in Interiors: Products that Tell You to Take a Hike Lila Allen, Less campy, more camping. Right now, designs in lighting, furniture, and surfaces are all about the great outdoors. A Big-Box Store Finds New Life as a Healthcare Clinic Marianela D'Aprile, With clever spatial arrangements and distinctive materials, HDR transformed a Sports Authority in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood into an outpatient clinic. Sustainability Tools Up: 3 Promising Tech Innovations to Help Architects Reduce Their Carbon Impact Audrey Gray, A recent slew of open-source and open-access tools equip practitioners with the data they need to make more informed material and design choices. How Hlynur Atlason Designed His New Chair for DWR Anne Quito, 3D printing and user testing aided the designer in adapting his best-selling seat to support long, leisurely dinners. Nordstrom's Manhattan Flagship Unites Historic Landmarks and Contemporary Forms Elissaveta M. Brandon, James Carpenter Design Associates and CallisonRTKL integrate a progressive new build and waveform facade within two landmarked buildings in Nordstrom's Manhattan flagship. Lineadecor's S-Matt Reinvigorates the Matte Kitchen Trend Vicky Su, S-Matt is a durable and sustainably-produced product that can be applied to almost any kitchen surface. Fast Track(ing) Production: KOVA Raises the Stakes in Data, Sustainability, and Efficiency Sara Fernández Cendón, The new line from the creators of Katerra brings the factory floor closer to the building site, streamlining manufacturing, specification, transportation, and installation. At KBIS, Sophistication Prevailed—These 16 Products Prove It Vicky Su, Lila Allen, These offerings wedded style and substance at 2020’s kitchen and bath event in Las Vegas. A House in Cologne Packs Living, Work, and Gallery Space Into an Ultra-Skinny Lot Florian Heilmeyer, Young local architect Wolfgang Zeh spent years on the house, which responds to the unique spatial advantages and constraints of the once-decrepit lot.