A New Show in London Celebrates Postmodernism’s Comeback

On View at the Sir John Soane’s Museum, The Return of the Past: Postmodernism in British Architecture presents a broad, if not myopic, view of ‘70s and ‘80s English buildings.

On View at the Sir John Soane’s Museum, Return of the Past presents a broad, if not myopic, view of ‘70s and ‘80s English buildings.

With a Japanese Garden in Soho, MUJI Highlights the Raw Materials of Everyday Objects

The pop-up, designed by Brooklyn-based Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, celebrates the brand's ten-year anniversary in the U.S. and its revamped Manhattan flagship location.

The pop-up, designed by Brooklyn-based Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, celebrates the brand’s ten-year anniversary in the U.S. and its revamped Broadway flagship location.

Tom Powers, CEO of Global Interior Architecture Firm IA, on the Changing Designer-Client Relationship

In his Q&A with Metropolis, Powers also discusses how technology drives workplace design and how NeoCon is evolving.

In his Q&A with Metropolis, Powers also discusses how technology drives workplace design and how NeoCon is evolving.

Protected: How The Range Turns the Kitchen into the Home’s Social Hub

With today’s kitchen the central gathering space for families and guests alike, the range has become the beating heart of this modern hearth.

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Smart Cities Conference Raises Concerns About Those Left Behind by Technology

Numerous panels during a recent smart cities conference in New York City—including a keynote from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel—highlighted how technology could exacerbate today's inequalities.

Numerous panels of a recent smart cities conference in New York–including a keynote from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel—highlighted how technology could exacerbate today’s inequalities.

SCHAUM/SHIEH Designed This New Houston Gallery to Feel Like It Could “Scatter Like Cards”

The building will be operated by the Transart Foundation, an organization that explores the connections between art and anthropology.

Adjacent to the project’s primary structure is a smaller, secondary building with an artist’s residence and studio.Courtesy SCHAUM/SHIEH Adjacent to the project’s primary structure is a smaller, secondary building with an artist’s residence and studio.Courtesy SCHAUM/SHIEH Show Caption Hide Caption Courtesy Peter Molick Show Caption Hide Caption Courtesy SCHAUM/SHIEH Show Caption Hide Caption Courtesy Peter Molick Show Caption Hide Caption…

The Enduring Wisdom of Balkrishna Doshi

The Indian architect, who receives his Pritzker Architecture Prize today, exudes a joyful humility, akin to his architecture.

The Indian architect, who receives his Pritzker Architecture Prize today, exudes a joyful humility, akin to his architecture.

After Decades of Innovation, Sonneman Keeps Pushing Lighting Design Ahead

A lifetime student of modernism, Robert Sonneman finds ever new creative possibilities in pursuit of lighting design perfection.

A lifetime student of modernism, Robert Sonneman finds ever new creative possibilities in pursuit of lighting design perfection.

The U.K. Landmarks 17 Postmodern Buildings

The government body Historic England moved to protect some of Britain’s best Postmodern buildings.

The government body Historic England moved to ensure that some of Britain’s best Postmodern buildings are preserved.

NYCxDesign 2018: How to Explore NYC’s Design District Events

Special events, exhibitions, product launches, and shopping nights offer visitors a kind of self-guided tour through lively commercial neighborhoods.

Special events, exhibitions, product launches, and shopping nights offer visitors a kind of self-guided tour through lively commercial neighborhoods.

NYCxDesign 2018: At ICFF, Metropolis Will Host a Full-Day CEU-Accredited Conference

Metropolis's “ICFF Perspectives: Design/Democracy” will be one small part of ICFF, which has doubled in size over the past three years.

Metropolis’s “ICFF Perspectives: Design/Democracy” will be one small part of ICFF, which has doubled in size over the past three years.

Take a First Look at David Chipperfield’s Refined Refurb of London’s Royal Academy of Arts

The revamped cultural institution “gives oxygen” to the RA’s existing Victorian-era campus, says the architect.

The revamped cultural institution “gives oxygen” to the RA’s existing Victorian-era campus, says David Chipperfield.

The New Luxury: How Architecture Redefines Extravagant Living

No longer about opulence, today’s luxury signals personal wellness, harmony with nature, and rich, dynamic experiences.

No longer about opulence, today’s luxury signals personal wellness, harmony with nature, and rich, dynamic experiences.

Using the Wind, This Home Tells Its Residents When It’s Time to Surf

Bates Masi + Architects designed this modern house in Amagansett, New York for a family of water sports enthusiasts.

Bates Masi + Architects designed this modern house in Amagansett, New York for a family of water sports enthusiasts.

NYCxDesign 2018: WantedDesign Returns to Manhattan and Brooklyn

In Brooklyn, WantedDesign will launch IC Design Festival, which expands the festival’s five-year collaboration with the borough’s Industry City.

In Brooklyn, WantedDesign will launch IC Design Festival, which expands the festival’s five-year collaboration with the borough’s Industry City.

The Designers Who Made Disco

The nightclub has always been a fiercely creative and radical architectural typology, a new exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum argues.

The nightclub has always been a fiercely creative and radical architectural typology, a new exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum argues.

Seating and Signage Prototypes Designed for Public Spaces Debut at Times Square

The five prototypes—by designers Brad Ascalon, Joe Doucet, Louis Lim, DYAD, and Hive Public Space—are part of an initiative launched by the not-for-profit Times Square Alliance.

The five prototypes—by designers Brad Ascalon, Joe Doucet, Louis Lim, DYAD, and Hive Public Space—are part of an initiative launched by the not-for-profit Times Square Alliance.

Metropolis Likes NYCx Design Winners

VON by ercol Conceived by Hylnur Atlason as a modular system for British brand ercol, this warm and modern collection, comprised of seating, benching and table units, can be combined in multiple configurations, for home or work. See it at: ICFF, Booth #1609Courtesy the manufacturer VON by ercol Conceived by Hylnur Atlason as a modular system for British brand ercol,…

For the Design of the Met’s Costume Institute Show, Diller Scofidio + Renfro Channel the Sublime—and Mies

The Catholic-themed show, opening today, examines the deep connections between contemporary fashion and faith.

‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,’ opening today, examines the deep connections between contemporary fashion and faith.

Fondation Cartier Exhibition Invites You Into the Whimsical World of Architect Junya Ishigami

The Paris art museum's first solo architecture exhibition, dubbed Freeing Architecture, is on view through June 18, 2018.

The Paris art museum’s first solo architecture exhibition, dubbed Freeing Architecture, is on view through June 18, 2018.