Samuel Medina

At SFO, a 1960s Airplane Hangar Conceals a Working Design Office

Big Room, a temporary workplace constructed inside an airplane hangar, brings teams together by leaning into scrappy solutions and a sense of fun.

Big Room, a temporary workplace constructed inside an airplane hangar, brings teams together by leaning into scrappy solutions and a sense of fun.

Rising Architect Frida Escobedo Unveils Her Serpentine Pavilion

British history and Mexican design flair collide within the 2018 edition of the pavilion program.

British history and Mexican design flair collide within the 2018 edition of the pavilion program.

Three Design Influencers Weigh in on the Future of Work

What will the office look like in the near future? Three venerable names in design offer their speculations.

What will the office look like in the near future? Three venerable names in design offer their speculations.

Leading Designers Weigh in on the Future of Work

What will the office look like in the near future? Four designers offer their speculations.

What will the office look like in the near future? Four designers offer their speculations.

Leading Architects Weigh in on the Future of Work

What will the office look like in the near future? Five architects offer their speculations.

What will the office look like in the near future? Five architects offer their speculations.

Revisiting the True Meaning of “High Tech” Architecture

A new exhibition held within a pioneering building of the so-called High Tech movement prompts a reevaluation of the relationship between architecture, technology, and structural expression.

A new exhibition held within a pioneering building of the so-called High Tech movement prompts a reevaluation of the relationship between architecture, technology, and structural expression.

Venice’s ‘Cruising Pavilion’ is a Gleefully Provocative Critique of the Biennale

The pavilion, part of the Venice Architecture Biennale's unofficial offerings, explores the culture—and appropriation—of illicit sexual encounters.

The pavilion, part of the Venice Architecture Biennale’s unofficial offerings, explores the culture—and appropriation—of illicit sexual encounters.

“Freespace” Shows That Architects Must Retool Their Relationship to Power—and to the Biennale

Review: At this year’s edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale, there was little evidence of a discipline coming to grips with pressing issues.

At this year’s edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale, there was little evidence of a discipline coming to grips with pressing issues.

Metropolis‘s Top Design Moments at NYCxDesign

All the designs, exhibitions, and booths that stuck with us during design week earlier this month.

All the designs, exhibitions, and booths that stuck with us during design week earlier this month.

David Chipperfield Designs a Stark, Minimalist Store for SSENSE in Montreal

Thanks to its diverse programming, the new store is as much a much a cultural venue as it is a commercial space.

Thanks to its diverse programming, the new store is as much a much a cultural venue as it is a commercial space.

Post-Digital “Quitters”: Why the Shift Toward Collage Is Worrying

Cherished and nurtured by Modernists and Postmodernists alike, collage used to be a crucial image-making technology of the mechanical age. But its time has passed, says Mario Carpo.

Collage used to be a crucial image-making technology of the mechanical age. But its time has passed, says historian Mario Carpo.

“Lab Cult” Looks to History for Parallels Between Science and Architecture

The Canadian Centre for Architecture's latest exhibition uses architecture to fill in the blanks of classic scientific experiments.

The Canadian Centre for Architecture’s latest exhibition uses architecture to fill in the blanks of classic scientific experiments.

This Spanish Architect Wants to Revolutionize the Home—by Getting Rid of Kitchens

Few spaces of the home are as coveted as the kitchen. But Anna Puigjaner is showing the way out of these wasteful private cooking boxes toward more efficient “shared” alternatives.

Few spaces of the home are as coveted as the kitchen. But Anna Puigjaner is showing the way out of these wasteful private cooking boxes toward more efficient “shared” alternatives.

OMA’s Paris “Exhibition Tower” Isn’t a Showstopper, Just Eager to Please

The new building, which houses the Lafayette Anticipations galleries, does whatever it's told.

The new building, which houses the Lafayette Anticipations galleries, does whatever it’s told and will bend over backwards to accommodate curatorial wills.

Frida Escobedo Adapts Mexican Building Techniques to London for 2018 Serpentine Pavilion

Featuring screen walls and a mirrored roof, Escobedo's design will be "a timepiece that charts the passage of the day."

Featuring screen walls and a mirrored roof, Escobedo’s design will be “a timepiece that charts the passage of the day.”

This Architect-Designed Furniture Is More Conceptual Than Conventional

A pair of exhibitions at Manhattan gallery Friedman Benda show what happens when architects give furniture design a whirl.

A pair of exhibitions at Manhattan gallery Friedman Benda show what happens when architects give furniture design a whirl.

The Top 10 Most-Anticipated Buildings of 2018

From Zaha Hadid's soaring 1000 Museum to BIG's super-sustainable Amager Bakke Waste-to-Energy Plant, this year promises diverse, exciting new architecture.

From Zaha Hadid’s soaring 1000 Museum to BIG’s super-sustainable Amager Bakke Waste-to-Energy Plant, this year promises diverse, exciting new architecture.

The Devil Went Down to Georgian: An Artist Investigates Britain’s 300-Year Architectural Infatuation

In a new drawing show at RIBA, London-based artist Pablo Bronstein reimagines and reorients the ubiquitous Georgian-style building.

In a new drawing show at RIBA, London-based artist Pablo Bronstein reimagines and reorients the ubiquitous Georgian-style building.

Once Unfashionable, John Portman Is Being Seen in a New Light

While a previous generation condemned the joining of architecture and development in a single figure, few young architects are unpersuaded by the monumental products of Portman’s efforts.

While a previous generation condemned the joining of architecture and development in a single figure, few young architects are unpersuaded by the monumental products of Portman’s efforts.

Remembering Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prolific Archivist

Scholars remember the man who devoted over six decades to one meaningful mission—keeping alive the Wright legacy for generations to come.

Scholars remember the man who devoted over six decades to one, meaningful mission—keeping alive the Wright legacy for generations to come.