Samuel Medina

This Design Lab in Kyoto Is Analyzing Food to Understand How Cities Change

“By looking at food, we can uncover the inner workings of the city which are otherwise difficult to see,” says Takuya Miyake of the Kyoto Institute of Technology.

“By looking at food, we can uncover the inner workings of the city which are otherwise difficult to see,” says Takuya Miyake of the Kyoto Institute of Technology.

In the Wake of Inclusionary Housing, What Needs to Happen Next in Portland

In the Portland offices of TVA Architects, Metropolis’s director of design innovation Susan S. Szenasy led a lively discussion on healthy solutions to affordable housing.

In the Portland offices of TVA Architects, Metropolis’s director of design innovation Susan S. Szenasy led a lively discussion on healthy solutions to affordable housing.

Case Design Combines Local Craft, Art, and Architecture for a School in Mumbai

As part of our 2018 Design Cities issue, Metropolis looked at projects, firms, and places that are driving global design culture today.

The firm uses the kind of architectural process that it believes is possible only in Mumbai—thoughtful, iterative, and craft-led.

Mario Bellini’s New Table Ups the Ante for Bent-Glass Furniture

The Italian designer teamed up with Glas Italia to produce the low-profile table, which uses extra-light 12-millimeter-thick glass.

The Italian designer teamed up with Glas Italia to produce the low-profile table, which uses extra-light 12-millimeter-thick glass.

SOM Thinks Autonomous Vehicles Could Rapidly Change How Cities Grow and Develop

Existing streets could host new high-tech transportation services, though ensuring those new transit systems bring equitable growth is a challenge.

Existing streets could host new high-tech transportation services, though ensuring those new transit systems bring equitable growth is a challenge.

This Consultancy Firm Wants to Make Equitable Design the New Normal

MIXdesign, a new design consulting firm from architect Joel Sanders, aims to reimagine architecture by considering people of all genders, races, and abilities.

MIXdesign, a new design consulting firm from architect Joel Sanders, aims to reimagine architecture by considering people of all genders, races, and abilities.

How Austin’s Growth Can Be Sustainable and Equitable

Lake|Flato hosted a Metropolis Magazine Think Tank discussion on the risks and benefits the expanding city faces

Lake|Flato hosted a Metropolis Magazine Think Tank discussion on the risks and benefits the expanding city faces.

Manifesta 12 Uses Art and Architecture to Make Powerful Social Commentary

The collaborative ecosystem of commissioned artists, architects, botanists, activists, journalists, and many others embeds itself into the context of the city.

The collaborative ecosystem of commissioned artists, architects, botanists, activists, journalists, and many others embeds itself into the context of the city, engaging with the cultural palimpsests of Palermo on an intimate scale.

The Women Who Built Socialist Yugoslavia

The contributions of these female architects, designers, and planners are told in an excerpt from the Museum of Modern Art's Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980.

The contributions of these female architects, designers, and planners to the postwar state are told in an excerpt from the Museum of Modern Art’s Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980.

Snarkitecture Turns 10, and Celebrates With a House Party (at the National Building Museum)

The firm's new exhibition at the museum reflects on a decade of inventive installations and designs.

The firm’s new exhibition at the museum reflects on a decade of inventive installations and designs.

Sam Jacob Puts Perspective in Perspective at London’s RIBA

Disappear Here, RIBA's latest exhibition, reframes architectural perspective as a mirror of politics, society, and world-making power.

Disappear Here, RIBA’s latest show, is an eclectic reimagining of architectural perspective, from drawing convention to world-historical force.

At SFO, a 1960s Airplane Hangar Conceals a Working Design Office

Big Room, a temporary workplace constructed inside an airplane hangar, brings teams together by leaning into scrappy solutions and a sense of fun.

Big Room, a temporary workplace constructed inside an airplane hangar, brings teams together by leaning into scrappy solutions and a sense of fun.

Rising Architect Frida Escobedo Unveils Her Serpentine Pavilion

British history and Mexican design flair collide within the 2018 edition of the pavilion program.

British history and Mexican design flair collide within the 2018 edition of the pavilion program.

Three Design Influencers Weigh in on the Future of Work

What will the office look like in the near future? Three venerable names in design offer their speculations.

What will the office look like in the near future? Three venerable names in design offer their speculations.

Leading Designers Weigh in on the Future of Work

What will the office look like in the near future? Four designers offer their speculations.

What will the office look like in the near future? Four designers offer their speculations.