Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine January-February 2020 Issue

How Tech and Design Are Forming a “Symbiotic Relationship”

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.

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

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.

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

The architect and Harvard GSD professor discusses the beauty and utility of Native American basketry.

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

Through installations, conferences, and teaching, the Michigan-based studio engages critically with technology.

Through installations, conferences, and teaching, the Michigan-based studio engages critically with technology.

In the Driverless City, How Will Our Streets Be Used?

A glut of speculative plans reimagine the future streetscape. But is it a road to nowhere?

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

Pietta Donovan and Paola Lenti's tile collections for Walker Zanger and Galleria Elena are inspired by 1970s patterns and Renaissance materials.

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

Designed by John Wardle Architects, the new home of Australia's oldest music school breaks way from the monastic model of the conservatory.

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

While the SHoP-designed project offers an antidote to many of Silicon Valley’s ills, a larger urban dilemma remains.

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

Eileen Gray at the Bard Graduate Center reveals there’s much still left to be said about the mother of Modernism.

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

Less campy, more camping. Right now, designs in lighting, furniture, and surfaces are all about the great outdoors.

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

With clever spatial arrangements and distinctive materials, HDR transformed a Sports Authority in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood into an outpatient clinic.

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

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.

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

3D printing and user testing aided the designer in adapting his best-selling seat to support long, leisurely dinners.

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

James Carpenter Design Associates and CallisonRTKL integrate a progressive new build and waveform facade within two landmarked buildings in Nordstrom's Manhattan flagship.

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

S-Matt is a durable and sustainably-produced product that can be applied to almost any kitchen surface.

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

The new line from the creators of Katerra brings the factory floor closer to the building site, streamlining manufacturing, specification, transportation, and installation.

The new line from the creators of Katerra brings the factory floor closer to the building site, streamlining manufacturing, specification, transportation, and installation.

A House in Cologne Packs Living, Work, and Gallery Space Into an Ultra-Skinny Lot

Young local architect Wolfgang Zeh spent years on the house, which responds to the unique spatial advantages and constraints of the once-decrepit lot.

Young local architect Wolfgang Zeh spent years on the house, which responds to the unique spatial advantages and constraints of the once-decrepit lot.