Anna Fixsen

How to Design for Seniors in Increasingly Unaffordable Cities

Metropolis spoke with architect Jonathan Kirschenfeld about strategies for designing affordable, high-quality homes for the elderly in markets that favor luxury housing.

Metropolis spoke with architect Jonathan Kirschenfeld about strategies for designing affordable, high-quality homes for the elderly.

Jenny Sabin Creates an Otherworldly Wonderland for Peroni Pop Up

The installation, drawing from technology used in the multi-disciplinary designer’s winning pavilion for MoMA PS1 last year, makes its first stop in New York this weekend.

The installation, drawing from technology used in the designer’s winning pavilion for MoMA PS1 last year, makes its first stop in New York this weekend.

Studio Libeskind Designs a Bold Yet Contextual New Art Museum for Vilnius

The crystalline MO museum, which opens today in the Lithuanian capital, is the crown jewel of a larger cultural renaissance.

The crystalline MO museum, which opens today in the Lithuanian capital, is the crown jewel of a larger cultural renaissance.

Take a Closer Look at the Design of the World’s Tallest Residential Tower

As shown in a new video, the Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture–designed Central Park Tower will dwarf all other residential buildings when it's completed.

As shown in a new video, the Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture–designed Central Park Tower will dwarf all other residential buildings when it’s completed.

Can We Build a Safer World? Bill Gates and the World Bank Call for More Rapid Climate Adaptation

The Gates Foundation, the World Bank, and other global development influencers launch a Commission to address ecological disasters already at hand.

The Gates Foundation, the World Bank, and other global development influencers launch a Commission to address ecological disasters already at hand.

Can Preservation Be ‘Progressive?’ Exhibit Columbus Symposium Looks Forward in the Shadow of Masters

Academics, architects, and journalists convened for weekend-long symposium in Columbus, Indiana, to discuss radical approaches to preservation in a global, digital age.

Academics, architects, and journalists convened for weekend-long symposium in Columbus, Indiana, to discuss radical approaches to preservation in a global, digital age.

Here’s 2019’s Trendiest Color, According to Benjamin Moore

The paint company forecasts that its subdued gray shade "Metropolitan AF-690" will be a prominent interior trend to watch next year.

The paint company forecasts that its subdued gray shade “Metropolitan AF-690” will be a prominent interior trend to watch next year.

When Architecture Became Healthy: Examining More than 100 Years of Design and Wellness

A new show, on view at London’s healthcare-focused gallery, the Wellcome Collection, chronicles the history of the built environment and our wellbeing.

A new show, on view at London’s healthcare-focused gallery, the Wellcome Collection, chronicles the history of the built environment and our wellbeing.

Trend Alert: Circular Logic

Arcs and circles are making an appearance in all manner of furnishings and accessories, restoring a sense of balance to the universe.

Arcs and circles are making an appearance in all manner of furnishings and accessories, restoring a sense of balance to the universe.

Richard Meier to “Step Back” from Operations at Firm

Following Meier's six-month leave of absence, Richard Meier & Partners Architects has announced a series of structural overhauls.

Following Meier’s six-month leave of absence, Richard Meier & Partners Architects has announced a series of structural overhauls.

El Equipo Mazzanti Heals a Gash in Bogotá’s Urban Fabric With a Patchwork of Verdant Gardens

Once the center of controversy, El Equipo Mazzanti’s innovative Bicentenario Park restitches two divided districts in the Colombian city's historic core.

Once the center of controversy, El Equipo Mazzanti’s innovative Bicentenario Park restitches two divided districts in the Colombian city’s historic core.

Metropolis Launches Two-Day Symposium Devoted to Sustainability

Part of a broader, year-and-a-half-long probe into the definition of sustainable design, the magazine hosted a series of panels as part of its "Perspective" event series.

Part of a broader, year-and-a-half-long probe into the definition of sustainable design, the magazine hosted a series of panels as part of its “Perspective” event series.

How a DIY Floating University in Berlin Could Be an Unorthodox Prototype for Design Education

The temporary pirate shiplike school, spearheaded by local firm Raumlabor, provided a delightful hodgepodge of serious academia and public programming.

The temporary pirate shiplike school, spearheaded by local firm Raumlabor, provided a delightful hodgepodge of serious academia and public programming.

AHMM Transforms the University of Amsterdam With a Dramatic Canal-Framing Feat of Engineering

The British firm totally revamped and re-skinned two massive Modernist buildings, creating a new welcoming pedestrian environment in the process.

The British firm totally revamped an re-skinned two massive Modernist buildings, creating a new welcoming pedestrian environment in the process.

These Architects Used a Common Construction Product to Form an Undulating Urban Landscape

An office tower in Chicago is integrated with its surrounding landscape through an increasingly popular use of geofoam, a classic building product.

An office tower in Chicago is integrated with its surrounding landscape through an increasingly popular use of geofoam, a classic building product.

This Surprising San Francisco Residence Features a Hidden Bolt From the Blue

The house, built for a couple by local firm OPA, features delightful dichotomies, includes dynamic, Turrell-like interiors.

The house, built for a couple by local firm OPA, features delightful dichotomies, includes dynamic, Turrell-like interiors.

Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall to Be Projected With Digital “Machine Hallucinations”

The landmark building will be covered with swirling, abstracted images from the L.A. Philharmonic's 100-year-old archive, designed by artist Refik Anadol.

The landmark building will be covered with swirling, abstracted images from the L.A. Philharmonic’s 100-year-old archive, designed by artist Refik Anadol.

Putting the Health Back Into Health-Care Textiles

Textiles are key to designing health and safety into our hospitals—and the industry is changing its thinking about how these fabrics should be made.

Textiles are key to designing health and safety into our hospitals—and the industry is changing its thinking about how these fabrics should be made.

Claire Weisz on the Vibrant Landscape Drawings of Dutch Designer Piet Oudolf

The founding partner of New York-based firm WXY tells Metropolis about how an Oudolf print, prominently displayed on the studio's pinup wall, inspires her work.

The founding partner of New York-based firm WXY tells Metropolis about how an Oudolf print, prominently displayed on the studio’s pinup wall, inspires her work.

A New Fashion Exhibition in San Francisco Shows That Modest Can Mean Radical

With curving vignettes designed by Hariri & Hariri, Contemporary Muslim Fashions at the de Young Museum aims to upend stereotypes that come with modest dress.

With curving vignettes designed by Hariri & Hariri, Contemporary Muslim Fashion at the de Young Museum aims to upend stereotypes that come with modest dress.