As 2018 draws to a close, we’re looking back at design fair debuts, taking stock of the visual and material themes driving the industry.
Designed by Studio MDA, the new flagship art gallery makes a bold statement while maintaining a historical and aesthetic dialogue with its environs.
The Stuttgart, Germany–based interior architect combined vibrantly painted furniture, ample applications of zinc and wood, and bold black-and-white zigzags.
This selection of buildings—ranging from Atlanta to Kansas City to Basel, Switzerland—highlight stand-out materials and products.
Architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) and Pulitzer Prize–winning composer David Lang are collaborating on the project, which runs October 3–7.
Mathias Goeritz: Modernist Art and Architecture in Cold War Mexico contextualizes Goeritz’s art within the cultural and political transformations of Latin America.
Of the cohort of Modern designers working in postwar Italy, few rivaled Gio Ponti—either in sheer prolificacy or in blending industrial…
These new rugs—designed by Ghislaine Viñas, Mae Engelgeer, and Patricia Urquiola—are defined by splashy hues and unconventional form.
From Rome to Kyoto, these cities have rich urban fabrics, self-assured cultural scenes, and a laid-back atmosphere.
From Detroit to Seoul, these cities manage to have global design influence while maintaining a their unique regional identities.
As part of our 2018 Design Cities issue, Metropolis looked at projects, firms, and places that are driving global design culture today.
For our annual Design Cities listings, Metropolis surveyed 80 leading architecture and design professionals on the world's top design powerhouses.
The Berlin-based designer is propelled by an intense interrogation of materials; her work ranges from table cloths to office interiors.
The show, called Objective, is on view at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School of Design through August 4.
The temporary store for the cult Stockholm-based furniture e-tailer, located in a warehouse in Downtown L.A., showcases a mix of staple pieces and new offerings.
With a dozen-odd start-up offices under her belt—including Venmo and SeatGeek, the designer is making waves in the world of workplaces.
Reacting against the increasingly derided minimalism of Nordic design, Spanish designers and manufacturers continue to drive the Continent’s rustic aesthetic.
In our over-lit cities, lighting designers are fighting back on behalf of darkness and night—not to mention public space and urban vitality.
Pacific Northwest Design: Emily Carr University’s New Digs Look to the Future While Respecting the Past
The new facility in Vancouver, designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, includes light-filled studio, exhibition, and performance spaces.
While finding inspiration in nature is…
Kate Orff on Her New Project in Israel, What's in Store for the Venice Biennale, and Activism in Landscape Architecture
Orff's New York practice SCAPE develops broad-based coalitions that can advocate for the firm's projects.
A new exhibition at Yale School of Architecture distills social values from Israel's early Modernist Architecture.
Hundreds of LED nodes were used to power Electric Waterfall, a lighting installation that activated the drab facade of a local eyesore.
By considering the city's unbuilt skyline, a new exhibition at the Queens Museum compels viewers to consider its future.
"The Japanese Photobook" obsessively documents the mediatic techniques that captured life in the island nation over the last 100 years.
Metropolis talked to Harvard GSD Professor Jesse M. Keenan on "Blue Dunes: Climate Change By Design," a book he co-edited with Claire Weisz of WXY Architecture.
The Neue Galerie's "Wiener Werkstätte 1903–1932: The Luxury of Beauty" opens October 26.
The FBI kept tabs on architect Gregory Ain, whose housing designs for Southern California were ahead of their time.
The new Perkins + Will-designed Albion District Library humbly responds to its challenging suburban context, putting accessibility and community-building first.
From Jails to "Justice Hubs": New Report Details How Design Can Improve & Integrate Jails in Our Cities
Van Alen Institute today released "Justice in Design," a report that examines how re-designing our jails could bring dignity and opportunity into the criminal justice system.
Farmhouse, a new profit-generating event space designed by Oregon-born environmental architect Thomas Kosbau, highlights the mainstreaming of sustainability.
The student-designed desert shelters at Taliesin West, which began in 1938 with John Lautner's lean-to and continue today, provide a window into architecture's evolving relationship with the natural environment.
David Romero, who cites Wright as a “hero,” is motivated by a desire to preserve, as objectively as possible, the 20th century architectural giant’s prolific body of work.
Both Orff and Rich have similar goals of breaking down complexities of the built environment, and in the process, recentering discourse about urbanism on everyday city residents.