Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine July-August 2019 Issue

The Magic of This Duplex Apartment Is in Its Walls

At a Lakeview penthouse in Chicago, clever spatial fixes and a host of rich materials balance the classic and the contemporary.

At a Lakeview penthouse in Chicago, clever spatial fixes and a host of rich materials balance the classic and the contemporary.

New Talent: Alex Brokamp Breathes New Life Into Forgotten Objects

The Los Angeles–based designer, who is being honored at Maison et Objet this week for his furniture and lighting designs, has a knack for turning the familiar on its head.

Designer Alex Brokamp, who is being honored at Maison et Objet this week for his furniture and lighting designs, has a knack for turning the familiar on its head.

This Hotel in Brisbane Blends Brutalism and Tropical Splendor

Architecture firm Richards & Spence avoided local stereotypes at The Calile Hotel in Brisbane by taking its cues from the climate.

Architecture firm Richards & Spence avoided local stereotypes at The Calile Hotel in Brisbane by taking its cues from the climate.

8 Architectural Products That Perform Double Duty

The right architectural products or materials can help architects and designers address a whole host of problems or priorities in buildings.

The right architectural products or materials can help architects and designers address a whole host of problems or priorities in buildings.

Bauhausmädels is a (Mostly) Wholesome Tribute to the Eclipsed Women of the Storied School

Filled to the brim with period photographs, the book depicts several dozen female Bauhäusler in various guises and often playful moods.

Filled to the brim with period photographs, the book depicts several dozen female Bauhäusler in various guises and often playful moods.

High Mineral Content: Geology-Inflected Designs Take Over

From furniture to accessories, surfaces to lighting, Metropolis digs up the latest designs that rock.

From furniture to accessories, surfaces to lighting, Metropolis digs up the latest designs that rock.

Joan Blumenfeld on Alice Neel’s Portrait of Andy Warhol

"The image stopped me in my tracks," says the global interior design director for Perkins+Will.

“The image stopped me in my tracks,” says the global interior design director for Perkins+Will.

A New Gallery in Racine, Wisconsin, Plays off Its Historic Brick Surroundings

OS Projects, which includes a ground-floor gallery with studio space above, responds to the surrounding street grid with a clever cantilever.

OS Projects, which includes a ground-floor gallery with studio space above, responds to the surrounding street grid with a clever cantilever.

Foster + Partners Creates Custom Furniture for Cleveland Clinic

At Cleveland Clinic's Shelia and Eric Samson Pavilion, Foster + Partners designed furnishings to accommodate both plants and humans.

At Cleveland Clinic’s Shelia and Eric Samson Pavilion, Foster + Partners designed furnishings to accommodate both plants and humans.

How Landscape Architecture Hoped to Save the City

An exhibition at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum explores the intersection of landscape architecture and social reform at the turn of the 20th century.

An exhibition at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum explores the intersection of landscape architecture and social reform at the turn of the 20th century.