Architecture

Factory Architecture in the Age of Industry 4.0

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us. Yesterday’s factory architecture is being transformed away from the one-factory-per-company model toward neo–cottage industries set within a new industrial commons.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us. Yesterday’s factory architecture is being transformed away from the one-factory-per-company model toward neo–cottage industries set within a new industrial commons.

Where’s the Water Cooler—Is the Virtual Workplace Killing Office Culture?

Our publisher and editor in chief leads a panel about the changes happening in the workplace of the federal government.

US Consulate Surabaya, Indonesia. The influence of Indonesian culture is evident in the materials selected for the interiors.All photos courtesy DLR Group|Sorg|Westlake Reed Leskosky.For the past three years, Susan S. Szenasy, Metropolis’s publisher and editor in chief, has been leading a series of discussions on key issues around human-centered design. On June 1, 2016 she talked with a panel of…

The Unmet Promise of “Never Forget”: Michael Murphy on Memorials in the 21st Century

In the wake of recent waves of intolerance and anti-semitism around the world, MASS Design Group's Michael Murphy meditates on the ways memorials of the past have failed us—and how we can move forward.

In the wake of recent waves of intolerance and anti-semitism around the world, MASS Design Group’s Michael Murphy meditates on the ways memorials of the past have failed us—and how we can move forward.

Beachside Hotel Brings Design to a Sleepy Stretch of Paradise

The Mexican town of Troncones has drawn surfers for years, but its new boutique hotel, crafted in a California Modernist style, caters to a more design-discerning set.

Troncones, one of Mexico’s best kept secrets, is a small beach town lacking the glitz and allure of the larger tourist traps. Businessman Rafael Skewes seeks to transform it into a modernist architectural masterpiece.