Cities

How England’s Brutalist Buildings Are Getting Second Lives

While many Brutalist buildings may have outlived the purposes they were originally intended for, their generosity of space and solidity of construction can make them perfect for adapting to residential use.

While many Brutalist buildings may have outlived the purposes they were originally intended for, their generosity of space and solidity of construction can make them perfect for adapting to residential use.

Joan Clos: The Problem Isn’t Architecture, It’s Urban Design

Metropolis’s Avinash Rajagopal asks Dr. Joan Clos, executive director of UN-Habitat, for his insight into successful affordable housing policy and the "New Urban Agenda," a blueprint for urbanization in the 21st century.

Metropolis’s Avinash Rajagopal asks Dr. Joan Clos, executive director of UN-Habitat, for his insight into successful affordable housing policy and the “New Urban Agenda,” a blueprint for urbanization in the 21st century.

Moshe Safdie Tells the Tale of Habitat 67—And Predicts Housing’s Future

On the occasion of Habitat 67’s 50th anniversary, Moshe Safdie addressed a crowd at the Centre de design de l'UQAM and reflected on how we must radically change our thinking if we are to build the dense, liveable cities of our future.

On the occasion of Habitat 67’s 50th anniversary, Moshe Safdie addressed a crowd at the Centre de design de l’UQAM and reflected on how we must radically change our thinking if we are to build the dense, liveable cities of our future.

Habitat 67 Re-Imagined as Animal Habitats

Illustrator Chanel Dehond takes inspiration from Moshe Safdie's seminal work, which turns 50 this week, and turns the building into colorful homes for our animal friends.

Illustrator Chanel Dehond takes inspiration from Moshe Safdie’s seminal work, which turns 50 this week, and turns the building into colorful homes for our animal friends.