December 9, 2021
Six Architecture and Design Studios to Watch
Working at varying scales everywhere from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Bogotá, Colombia, the emerging practices selected as Metropolis’s New Talent 2021 have made impressive strides in their early years. Their portfolios are already chock full of work that not only inspires with its professionalism and beauty but also advances architecture and design with innovative ideas for building community, amplifying underrepresent voices, and minimizing waste. Whether they’re renovating the lobby of a 1925 Manhattan tower or designing pillow inserts made from recycled fast-fashion textiles, these architects and designers take great pride in their craft and its power to make an impact.
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An Exhibition Explores the Intersection of Scent and Design
After years of research into the design of the five senses, Elisabetta Pisu and Clara Muller have curated Living with Scents at San Francisco’s Museum of Craft and Design.
Mark Cavagnero Associates Slathers Sunscreen on a San Francisco Medical Building
The new Weill Neurosciences Building at UCSF deploys an elegant sun shade to minimize glare and heat while optimizing views and providing occupants with natural light.
Is the Metaverse an Empty Promise?
Tech titans say the metaverse will open up new dimensions of human connection and creativity, but the reality is much bleaker as platforms exploit and monetize more and more of users’ lives and data.