April 4, 2022
Future100: Mateo Mantilla Designs for Sustainability at a Human Scale
A similarly complex proposal for a floating cruise ship terminal in quickly sinking Venice—including a system of courtyard-shading inflating cells that contract and expand depending on daylight conditions—also deeply engages its potential users, providing ample spaces for people to gather and play.
But while Mantilla seems to thrive where competing conditions meet, his work also has the capacity for formal subtlety. A proposal for a wellness retreat in Clearlake, California, inserts simple rectangular forms into a softly undulating topography, producing moments of pause and communion with nature, demonstrating Mantilla’s clear ability to read a site and, when necessary, keep things simple. M
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Three New and Refreshed Museums Mark Valencia’s Status as World Design Capital
While the city’s design scene enjoys its moment in the sun, the Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporánea, Bombas Gens, and CaixaForum aim to cement Valencia as a cultural destination.
At Deutsche Bank’s New York Headquarters, Work Is About More than the Desk
A move uptown was an opportunity for the financial giant and Gensler, its designer, to explore a new, more flexible way of working.
The Ultimate Metropolis 2022 Holiday Gift Guide
Metropolis editors select the best design-minded gifts for this holiday season.