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Ceramics and Architecture: The Legacy of Betty Woodman
A 1984 Metropolis article captures artists Betty and George Woodman’s nomadic lives. Nearly four decades later, The Woodman Family Foundation archives the architectural sources of Betty’s work.
From the Metropolis Archives: The ABC’s of Mies van der Rohe and IIT
Originally published in 2004 this article takes a look at Rem Koolhaas's student center at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
A Post-Idealistic Iceberg Clad in Steel: Switzerland’s National Film Archive Finally Completes
Over 12 years in the making, the structure conceals most of its program in a subterranean storage area.
From the Metropolis Archive: Architects Pollute!
Originally published in 2003, this article profiles Ed Mazria, veteran of green design who has studied global warming and sees its cause—and possible solution—coming from the same unlikely source: architects.
Peabody’s 1950s Collection Re-Imagined For Today’s Health Care Sector
When Nemschoff realized the need for comfortable, residential-style furniture in the health-care sector, it began looking into its archives for inspiration.
10 Digital Archives Worth Staying Inside For
Metropolis has rounded up some of our favorite digital archives, sure to keep you intrigued and engaged throughout the cold winter months.
Susan S. Szenasy Ponders the Future of Paper Archives
"In our mad dash into the digital world, what happens to our nondigital history?"
Remembering Marc Dessauce, Scholar of Early American Modernism
The late architectural historian assembled a large archive of documents devoted to the architect Knud Lonberg-Holm.