Peter Hall

Back to School

Education experts tell us that kids today learn in fundamentally different ways. Why haven’t our classrooms changed to reflect this shift? A new student chair and learning lab from Steelcase look to bridge the gap.

Water Works

Led by a hard-charging CEO and his right-hand man, Grohe uses design to remake both the bathroom and its own business.

Innovation from the Innovators

Metropolis asked some of the world’s most forward-thinking architectural and engineering firms to name their newest green products and systems. Their responses provide a snapshot of state-of-the-art green building.

Innovation from the Innovators

Metropolis asked some of the world’s most forward-thinking architectural and engineering firms to name their newest green products and systems. Their responses provide a snapshot of state-of-the-art green building.

Out of the Shadows

With more people working from home, Herman Miller commissions a new line of domestic office furniture to accompany its famous Eames and Nelson pieces. But are icons born or made?

Hot Property

In order to build himself a glass house, an Austin architect had to navigate the feverish politics of the city’s real estate market.

Sizing China

The world’s first digital database of Asian head and face shapes could help change the way all industrial designers think about ergonomics and fit.

Hear Color, See Sound

Architect Christopher Janney’s playful public art acts as an aural and light-filled salve to the alienating effects of the built environment.