Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine September 2019 Issue

Foster + Partners’ 100 East 53rd Tips Its Hat to Its Iconic Midtown Neighbors

The firm resolved the challenges of the site—narrow footprint, iconic neighbor—by paying extra care to the primary east and west facades.

The firm resolved the challenges of the site—narrow footprint, iconic neighbor—by paying extra care to the primary east and west facades.

What’s Behind the U.K.’s New Approach to Designing Retirement Communities?

Steepleton, by architects Proctor & Matthews and developer PegasusLife, is part of a change in how the country views housing an aging population.

Steepleton, by architects Proctor & Matthews and developer PegasusLife, is part of a change in how the country views housing an aging population.

Behind the Curtain: How Marybeth Shaw Drives Creative Production at Wolf-Gordon

For decades, Shaw has looked to unconventional talents, collaborating with fledgeling designers to bring their textile work into production.

For decades, Shaw has looked to unconventional talents, collaborating with fledgeling designers to bring their textile work into production.

Going Boldly: Textiles Look Forward

HBF, Pallas Textiles, and other manufacturers update tradition through cutting-edge technology and sustainability cred.

HBF, Pallas Textiles, and other manufacturers update tradition through cutting-edge technology and sustainability cred.

San Francisco’s 181 Fremont Combines Stability and Sustainability

The city's sleek new high-rise pulls off technical feats while offering of-the-moment residential interiors.

The city’s sleek new high-rise pulls off technical feats while offering of-the-moment residential interiors.

These 6 Products Show That Modular Living Is Going Luxe

From wallpaper to lighting, versatile and high-style design reveals how modularity is cropping up in today’s residential interiors.

From wallpaper to lighting, versatile and high-style design reveals how modularity is cropping up in today’s residential interiors.

This New Hollywood Landmark Is Best Understood Inside Out

The Los Angeles LGBT Center packs heart and soul into its secondary spaces—on a nonprofit budget.

The Los Angeles LGBT Center, designed by Leong Leong and KFA, packs heart and soul into its secondary spaces—on a nonprofit budget.

Chicago Architecture Biennial Preview: Spatial Research and Urban Conflict

With an unabashed embrace of the empirical, contributors assert something about how space is experienced.

With an unabashed embrace of the empirical, contributors assert something about how space is experienced.

MONA and Assemble Create a Fashion School in New Orleans

Called Material Institute, the center offers production space, mentorships, training, and educational programming.

Called Material Institute, the center offers production space, mentorships, training, and educational programming.

Chicago Architecture Biennial Preview: Activism

Researchers, historians, and publishers at the biennial seek to forge closer connections between activism and the architectural profession.

Researchers, historians, and publishers at the biennial seek to forge closer connections between activism and the architectural profession.

Chicago Architecture Biennial Preview: Rights to Resources

At this year's event, exhibitors look critically at the dynamics of resource distribution and ecological stewardship.

At this year’s event, exhibitors look critically at the dynamics of resource distribution and ecological stewardship.

True Colors Highlights Natural Pigments and Expert Dyers Around the World

As with other forms of making that were impoverished by the Industrial Revolution, the task ahead is to conserve where necessary while continuing to innovate.

As with other forms of making that were impoverished by the Industrial Revolution, the task ahead is to conserve where necessary while continuing to innovate.

Chicago Architecture Biennial Preview: Questioning Real Estate Values

In dramatically reconsidering what property ownership looks like, two nonprofits seek to empower neighbors and residents to claim city spaces for themselves.

In dramatically reconsidering what property ownership looks like, two nonprofits seek to empower neighbors and residents to claim city spaces for themselves.

In University of Michigan’s New Sciences Building, Visitors Will Find Labs and Dinosaur Fossils

The 312,000-square-foot complex—designed to create “productive collisions” among researchers—anchors the university's new Science Neighborhood.

The 312,000-square-foot complex—designed to create “productive collisions” among researchers—anchors the new Science Neighborhood.