Esoterica is back, and with it the archetypes of so-called sacred geometry.
At the San Francisco offices of Perkins Eastman, designers and policy wonks discussed their experiences with participatory design in a panel led by Metropolis's Susan Szenasy.
The Right Environment: Lisa Heschong on Why Daylight is the Most Important Architectural Consideration
sponsored by: Metropolis magazine, in partnership with Lutron, presents The Right Environment: a series of profiles featuring experts who are helping to make buildings better for occupants. For the second installment of the series, Metropolis caught up with design researcher and consultant, Lisa Heschong. Heschong…
sponsored by: Cirio translates directly to “candle” in Spanish. It is a fitting name for the Santa & Cole family of fixtures that embodies the likeness of this most ancient light source’s…
The new 32,300-square-foot coworking office, operated by Fora, includes a restaurant and cafe at its base.
In January, a panel discussion hosted at the San Francisco office of Perkins+Will addressed the Bay Area's region-wide cautionary tale.
The building's icy, transparent envelope deploys an unconventional type of glass in a crenellated profile that, according to SHoP's Gregg Pasquarelli, suggests “almost a contemporary version of pier architecture.”
sponsored by: When M Moser Associates embarked on a renovation of several floors inside New York City's Empire State Building…
Responses from 14,360 architecture graduates signaled modest equity gains, though major gender- and race-based professional gaps remain.
Panelists at this Metropolis Think Tank event at Perkins+Will's D.C. office stressed the importance of remembering that there’s no one-size-fits-all fix.
Designed by Studio MDA, the new flagship art gallery makes a bold statement while maintaining a historical and aesthetic dialogue with its environs.
Gehry Partners is helming a major multi-year renovation of the museum, which includes a new restaurant and cafe in the Neo-Classical building’s lower levels.
The leaves are turning and publishers are preparing a whole slate of new releases—from North Korean architecture to cutting-edge material experimentation, here are our favorites.
New types of classrooms—especially ones designed to be dynamic and fluid—are supporting new forms of pedagogy.
J. Meejin Yoon tells Metropolis how the Italian designer's whimsical book taught her about context, constraints, and imagination.
The international Portuguese-style chicken restaurant is continuing its U.S. expansion by merging bold flavors with bold design.
The design of this new Austin, Texas, medical training facility encourages academic excellence with spaces for collaboration.
Thanks to cloud computing and Skype, there’s less need for a physical office, but the urge to transmit corporate culture and values persist.
Metropolis profiles CannonDesign's behavioral-health studio—a multidisciplinary pool of in-house experts that helm projects in their highly specialized field.
This year's show revealed how Dutch designers—both new and established—are trying to tackle today's wide-ranging social and environmental challenges.
The new gallery, devoted to works on paper, is a sensitive addition to the Houston art campus's diverse architectural heritage.
Opinion: The writer and historian Mario Carpo makes a plea for architectural history, albeit one more sensitive to our times.
In Rams, Gary Hustwit—of Helvetica and Objectified acclaim—looks into the enduring legacy of the 86-year-old German industrial designer.
The two projects, which are helmed by HOK and SOM, respectively, aim to become enduring civic spaces.
Barber, the subject of a recent exhibition at the London Design Museum, is creating practical and fantastical solutions for the city's housing crisis.
A small but poignant show on Denise Scott Brown’s early photographs—before Learning From Las Vegas made it big— is now on view at New York's Carriage Trade gallery through December 22.
The Stuttgart, Germany–based interior architect combined vibrantly painted furniture, ample applications of zinc and wood, and bold black-and-white zigzags.
While tech-driven workplaces present new opportunities, if architects fail to show how design shapes workers' performance, then architecture could easily loose its relevance.
In the October issue, Metropolis Magazine took a deep dive into design for aging—a field that presents enormous design opportunities and a daunting challenges.
Swiss architect Davide Macullo teamed up with conceptual artist Daniel Buren to design this sculptural mountain retreat.
“Hospice is as much for the staff and relatives as it is for the patients,” says KKE Architects' director, Phil Kavanagh.
Pet-tecture: Design for Pets, a new book released this fall by Phaidon, features a collection of specially-designed shelters for pets of all stripes.
Innovative projects, like architect Junya Ishigami’s assisted living community of salvaged houses, point the way forward.
Professors at Parsons, Princeton, Yale, and MIT are using a platform called Are.na to help students collaborate without judgment and create in the public eye.
Designed by Allied Works, OLIN, and Ralph Appelbaum Associates, the museum tells the stories of American veterans across all the armed services.
A groundbreaking new study from McKinsey & Company shows that companies who invest in good design reap major fiscal rewards.
In 1967, this part of the Lower East Side was demolished—now some former residents are returning there to live in this Dattner Architects–designed senior housing project.
See the Thesis Projects of Liz Diller, Daniel Libeskind, and Other Cooper Union Grads at New Exhibit
Archive and Artifact: The Virtual and the Physical at the Cooper Union showcases physical drawings, models, and the school's growing digital archive of student work.
Design, Bitches Transforms Two Warehouses Into a Versatile STEM Tutoring Facility and Community Center
The center—commissioned by 9 Dots, which operates a range of after-school and summer programs—has hosted teacher-training seminars, community workshops, and local non-profits.
The American architect Paul Rudolph (1918–1997), seen here laying his hand on wood-board panels used for forming concrete, is perhaps best known for his impressive structures in concrete. His built corpus has suffered in recent years, with…
Haworth's Houston showroom hosts an expert panel on designing offices that support today’s workers.
With Apartments, Gardens, Plazas, and Restaurants, Singapore Tests a Bold New Model for Intergenerational Housing
Designed by WOHA, the complex is a one-stop hub with 104 senior apartments and a host of connected facilities and amenities, including an embarrassment of outdoor riches.
Located two hours outside of Toronto, this residence designed by architects Coryn Kempster and Julia Jamrozik can fit up to 27 guests.
Offerings from companies like Flexsteel, Philips, Honor, and American Standard help meet the varied needs of seniors.
Metropolis spoke with architect Jonathan Kirschenfeld about strategies for designing affordable, high-quality homes for the elderly.
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.
This selection of buildings—ranging from Atlanta to Kansas City to Basel, Switzerland—highlight stand-out materials and products.