Several new projects in the English capital are seeing churches create new places of worship and community service—provided they find the right business partner.
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.
In January, a panel discussion hosted at the San Francisco office of Perkins+Will addressed the Bay Area's region-wide cautionary tale.
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.
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.
The Gates Foundation, the World Bank, and other global development influencers launch a Commission to address ecological disasters already at hand.
Once the center of controversy, El Equipo Mazzanti’s innovative Bicentenario Park restitches two divided districts in the Colombian city's historic core.
An office tower in Chicago is integrated with its surrounding landscape through an increasingly popular use of geofoam, a classic building product.
This past July, Ross Barney Architects hosted a Think Tank discussion on inequality that included representatives from the Metropolitan Planning Council and Related Midwest, as well as moderator Susan S. Szenasy.
While questions surrounding data collection loom, the renderings hint at what the technology company hopes to achieve on the Toronto waterfront.
From Rome to Kyoto, these cities have rich urban fabrics, self-assured cultural scenes, and a laid-back atmosphere.
“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.
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.
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.
The firm uses the kind of architectural process that it believes is possible only in Mumbai—thoughtful, iterative, and craft-led.
From Detroit to Seoul, these cities manage to have global design influence while maintaining a their unique regional identities.
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.
Existing streets could host new high-tech transportation services, though ensuring those new transit systems bring equitable growth is a challenge.
As part of our 2018 Design Cities issue, Metropolis looked at projects, firms, and places that are driving global design culture today.