Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine March/April 2021 Issue Michael Ma March 29, 2021 FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Future100: Flexibility and Choice Define Fangming Cai’s Design Lila Allen, This interior design standout from Pratt Institute conjures sheer happiness by centering users’ agency and empowerment in projects. Two New Flooring Products Expand Low-VOC and Recyclable Options Kelly Beamon, Manufacturers Tarkett and Smith & Fong have expanded offerings suitable for LEED-targeted commercial interiors. An Exhibition in Helsinki Places Iittala at the Center of Nordic Modernism Akiva Blander, Helsinki's Design Museum celebrates the glassworks' 140-year history through a multifaceted exhibition that reflects the evolution of Finnish culture. ANSYS Hall Weaves Advanced Technology into a Historic Campus Deane Madsen, The new hive for teaching, prototyping, and fabrication at Carnegie Mellon University adds capacity for the school's robust engineering program and compliments its historic character. Future100: From Testing Centers to Work-From-Home Towns, Students Respond to the Pandemic Ethan Tucker, Six architecture and design students took inspiration from our "new normal" to imagine safer interiors and greener neighborhoods. Future100: Students Envision Spaces for Autism Lauren Volker, Next-generation designers advocate for those who think differently, prioritizing inclusivity and community at every level of design. A Courthouse by Finegold Alexander Architects Optimizes the Power of Daylighting Ken Shulman, In a Massachusetts gateway city, a courthouse pursues the lofty goals of community sensitivity and energy efficiency. Future100: Learning At All Scales Akiva Blander, Through concepts for education and play spaces, these three students introduce innovative ways to design for children. Future100: Design Students Rethink the Commons Timothy A. Schuler, In the wake of the pressures of the pandemic and a crisis of social cohesion, students draw up concepts for more permeable urban futures. The Dime Is a New Landmark for Williamsburg's Live/Work/Play Set Liz Stinson, Inspired by the century-old bank nearby, local office Fogarty Finger stacked commercial, residential, and amenity zones in the Brooklyn neighborhood. Simeone Deary Transforms a Former Men’s Social Club Into a Boutique Hotel Sara Fernández Cendón, Hotel Kansas City acknowledges the past while signaling a more inclusive future. Hack Care Is a New and Improved Guide to Dementia-Friendly Design Giovanna Dunmall, Lekker Architects and Studio Lanzavecchia + Wai have created a free and downloadable toolkit for providing better dementia care.