Game Changers 2015: Recognizing Established Design Figures and Young Disrupters

Metropolis’s fifth annual survey of the foremost forward-looking talents in the world of architecture and design

Filmmaker Ila Bêka documents the toils of a groundskeeper at BIG’s 8 House.

Courtesy Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine

This year we recognize experienced design figures: Makiko Minagawa for her extraordinary textiles; Liam Casey for reinventing manufacturing supply chains; and Nasir and Nargis Kassamali for their unerring eye for fresh talent. We also showcase several young disrupters: Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine, the filmmakers behind Living Architectures, whose films look under the skin of buildings; Water Pore Partnership, which could save Las Vegas from drought; and Aggregate, a collective that is literally rewriting architectural history.

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