Zachary Edelson

Experience Design Is Essential for Cities to Thrive in the 21st Century

Metropolis’s director of design innovation, Susan Szenasy, led a panel at the Gensler-designed 500 West 2nd Street tower in Austin examining how certain experiences (both physical and digital) now drive urban design.

Metropolis’s director of design innovation, Susan Szenasy, led a panel at the Gensler-designed 500 West 2nd Street tower examining how certain experiences (both physical and digital) now drive urban design.

The Miller Hull Partnership Proposes Turning a Defunct Seattle Tunnel Into a Landscaped Canyon

The tunnel's transformation is part of a wider proposal to create a new greenbelt for the city's downtown that would connect its parks and waterfront.

The tunnel’s transformation is part of a wider proposal to create a new greenbelt for the city’s downtown that would connect its parks and waterfront.

This Minimalist Cottage Is Designed to Last on the Nova Scotian Coast

MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects devised creative solutions to overcome severe zoning constraints and a demanding climate.

MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects devised creative solutions to overcome severe zoning constraints and a demanding climate.

BIG Completes Pair of Skyscrapers in Shenzhen, China

The facade of the office towers, which contain approximately 1,000,000 square feet of space, features a low-tech solution to resisting solar heat gains.

The facade of the office towers, which contain approximately 1,000,000 square feet of space, features a low-tech solution to resisting solar heat gains.

Seattle Space Needle Reopens After Dizzying Redesign by Olson Kundig

The upgrades include over 176 tons of new glass that give visitors unparalleled panoramas of Seattle and its surroundings.

The upgrades include over 176 tons of new glass that give visitors unparalleled panoramas of Seattle and its surroundings.

Metropolis Magazine’s 10 Powerhouse Design Cities of 2018

For our annual Design Cities listings, Metropolis surveyed 80 leading architecture and design professionals on the world's top design powerhouses.

For our annual Design Cities listings, Metropolis surveyed 80 leading architecture and design professionals on the world’s top design powerhouses.

CCA Exhibition Expertly Showcases the Radical Italian Architecture Movement

The rich legacy of “radical” Italian design risks overexposure, but the Canadian Centre for Architecture’s exhibit on the movement's protagonists avoids the genre’s clichés.

The rich legacy of “radical” Italian design risks overexposure, but the Canadian Centre for Architecture’s exhibit on the movement’s protagonists avoids the genre’s clichés.

How Mexico’s 2017 Earthquake Galvanized Its Architecture Community

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

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

Artist Creates Full-Scale Model of Sinking Villa Savoye

Danish artist Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen's installation Flooded Modernity is floating in the waters of Vejle, Denmark, until September 2nd.

Danish artist Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen’s installation Flooded Modernity is floating in the waters of Vejle, Denmark, until September 2nd.

New Nursing School Heralds the Rebirth of Camden, New Jersey

The Perkins Eastman–designed Rutgers University project balances site-sensitive design with a bold architectural statement for the school’s (and city’s) future.

The Perkins Eastman–designed Rutgers University project balances site-sensitive design with a bold architectural statement for the school’s (and city’s) future.

In New York City, a Bold Urban Plan Seeks to Revitalize Miles of Shoreline

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

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

Harvard GSD Taps Herzog & de Meuron and Beyer Blinder Belle to Expand Gund Hall

The two firms are designing a new space that aims to foster cross-disciplinary work among the GSD's many programs—and Harvard at large.

The two firms are designing a new space that aims to foster cross-disciplinary work among the GSD’s many programs and Harvard at large.

Metropolis Magazine’s 8 Rising New Talents

From a nonprofit revitalizing L.A.'s overlooked corners to a studio specializing in experiential graphic design, this year's New Talents feature multidisciplinary skill sets.

From a nonprofit revitalizing L.A.’s overlooked corners to a studio specializing in experiential graphic design, this year’s New Talents feature multidisciplinary skill sets.

This Biodegradable Coffee Cup Was Made With a Gourd and a 3D-Printed Mold

An astounding 50 billion of those paper cups per year will end up in U.S. landfills because their material cannot be recycled or composted.

An astounding 50 billion of those paper cups per year will end up in U.S. landfills because their material cannot be recycled or composted.

New Talent 2018: Nadine Goepfert’s Diverse Practice Encompasses Fashion, Textiles, and Interiors

The Berlin-based designer is propelled by an intense interrogation of materials; her work ranges from table cloths to office interiors.

The Berlin-based designer is propelled by an intense interrogation of materials; her work ranges from table cloths to office interiors.

New Talent 2018: Joe Lawton’s Growing Studio Is a Hybrid of Graphic Design and Architecture

With a passion for environmental graphics, designer Joe Lawton has built a practice dubbed Media Objectives (M-O) within the architecture firm Valerio Dewalt Train Associates (VDTA).

With a passion for environmental graphics, designer Joe Lawton has built a practice dubbed Media Objectives (M-O) within the architecture firm Valerio Dewalt Train Associates (VDTA).

This Skyscraper’s Innovative Structure is Changing the Game for Earthquake Design

Arup and Heller Manus Architects collaborated to install story-height viscous dampers in San Francisco's third-tallest tower.

Arup and Heller Manus Architects collaborated to install story-height viscous dampers in San Francisco’s third-tallest tower.

Set Upon a San Francisco Hill, This Midcentury Renovation Feels Like a Cabin in the Woods

Feldman Architecture remodeled and refreshed a 1964 dwelling in the city’s Cole Valley, clarifying its floor plan and reconnecting it to the outdoors.

Feldman Architecture remodeled and refreshed a 1964 dwelling in the city’s Cole Valley, clarifying its floor plan and reconnecting it to the outdoors.

New Talent 2018: Karamuk Kuo Combines Levity and Rigor in Its Architectural Practice

In a relatively short time, the Swiss-American duo have built up an impressive portfolio, slyly navigating one of the more problematic yet compelling aspects of practice.

In a relatively short time, the Swiss-American duo have built up an impressive portfolio, slyly navigating one of the more problematic yet compelling aspects of practice.

Stonehill Taylor Refreshes a 1929 Nashville Hotel, Mixing Modern Design with Art Deco

The architects worked around the landmark’s many historical elements—some beautiful (plaster ceilings, looping corbels), some odd (the lobby’s red-and-yellow terrazzo floors).

The architects worked around the landmark’s many historical elements—some beautiful (plaster ceilings, looping corbels), some odd (the lobby’s red-and-yellow terrazzo floors).