Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine March 2020 Issue

What Do We Mean by “North American Design”?

In producing our March issue, we discovered enormous diversity in how architects and designers express the idea of America.

In producing our March issue, we discovered enormous diversity in how architects and designers express the idea of America.

Q&A: Paul Andersen and Paul Preissner on American Framing

Kate Wagner spoke with the curators of the U.S. Pavilion at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale about broader issues of labor, democracy, and suburbia.

Kate Wagner spoke with the curators of the U.S. Pavilion at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale about broader issues of labor, democracy, and suburbia.

The Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios at UCLA Offer a Lesson in Pragmatism and Creativity

Johnston Marklee adapted existing warehouses in Culver City, Los Angeles into a compound of art studios, as well as production, exhibition, and open spaces.

Johnston Marklee adapted existing warehouses in Culver City, Los Angeles into a compound of art studios, as well as production, exhibition, and open spaces.

From a Tucked-Away New York Town, This Facility Brings Large-Scale Art to Life

UAP is making an unmissable mark on public space in American cities, fabricating outdoor art and installations from a buzzy foundry upstate.

UAP is making an unmissable mark on public space in American cities, fabricating outdoor art and installations from a buzzy foundry upstate.

This Bridge in Providence Was Designed as Public Space

A part of Rhode Island's extensive Iway project, the infrastructure supports a pedestrian pathway, gardens, and occupiable spaces.

A part of Rhode Island’s extensive Iway project, the infrastructure supports a pedestrian pathway, gardens, and occupiable spaces.

A Restaurant by Olson Kundig Recedes into the Background

Cladding of black brick, glass brick, and steel conceal rather than broadcast the Austin eatery's program.

Cladding of black brick, glass brick, and steel conceal rather than broadcast the Austin eatery’s program.

Brooklyn Museum Presents a “Hemispheric” Survey of Indigenous Responses to Climate Change

Climate in Crisis: Environmental Change in the Indigenous Americas explores how global warming has affected the visual culture of indigenous communities.

Climate in Crisis: Environmental Change in the Indigenous Americas explores how global warming has affected the visual culture of indigenous communities.

And Now For Something Completely Different: 12 Top Picks from imm Cologne and Masion et Objet

The fresh crop of furnishings displayed at imm cologne and Maison et Objet takes a turn for the quirky, the surprising, and the multifunctional.

The fresh crop of furnishings displayed at imm Cologne and Maison et Objet takes a turn for the quirky, the surprising, and the multifunctional.

American Archetypes Are a Calling Card at the Catskills’ Urban Cowboy Lodge

The latest venture from Lyon Porter and Jersey Banks embraces rustic twigwork, bandana motifs, and Pendleton fabric.

The latest venture from Lyon Porter and Jersey Banks embraces rustic twigwork, bandana motifs, and Pendleton fabric.

José Esparza Chong Cuy on the Hearst Castle

The executive director of Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City waxes poetic on the rumored inspiration for Xanadu.

The executive director of Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City waxes poetic on the rumored inspiration for Xanadu.

How Russian Architects Tried to Build a New Socialist World Using “America” as Their Guide

Building a new New World: Amerikanizm in Russian Architecture, an exhibit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, examines the USSR's ardent fascination with American technology and culture.

Americanizm , an exhibit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, examines the USSR’s ardent fascination with American technology and culture.

For the New Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, Light is a Recurring Motif

Designed by Rand Elliott Architects, Oklahoma's newest cultural landmark opens on March 13.

Designed by Rand Elliott Architects, Oklahoma’s newest cultural landmark opens on March 12.

New Talent: Sara Zewde Explores How Narrative and Context Produce Landscape

Raised in the South and schooled in the Northeast, Sara Zewde relies on firsthand research, archives, and public engagement to produce experiential landscapes.

Raised in the South and schooled in the Northeast, Sara Zewde relies on firsthand research, archives, and public engagement to produce experiential landscapes.

A New Wave of Furniture for Home or Office

New collections from Room & Board and National Office Furniture show that the crossover resimercial trend is here to stay.

New collections from Room & Board and National Office Furniture show that the crossover resimercial trend is here to stay.

With a Major Retrofit of Their New York Office, IWBI Walks the Walk

The administrators of the WELL Building Standard filled their office with plants and standing desks to achieve WELL Platinum.

The administrators of the WELL Building Standard filled their office with plants and standing desks to achieve WELL Platinum.