Fernando Mastrangelo Studio and Brook Landscape collaborated on a tiny house that combines unusual materials, lush landscaping, and an eco-friendly message to visitors.
At the recent Smart Cities New York conference, experts and officials grappled with helping residents understand the benefits of—and put their trust in—new urban technologies.
Mexican architect Alberto Kalach and environmental engineer Luis Urrutia restored around 22 acres of desolate beachfront, adding eco-villas that coexist with their natural surroundings.
The conference, a cross-industry event that was hosted in Seattle from April 30–May 3, is an outgrowth of the Living Building Challenge certification program.
Metropolis has partnered with the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA) to showcase the program’s five finalists for 2019 Gold and Silver Medals,…
Metropolis speaks to six firms and individuals who are shaping the city's built environment and design scene.
At a recent Metropolis Think Tank in Chicago, architects and developers explored the immense benefits of crossing social and cultural boundaries when planning new neighborhoods.
Metropolis speaks with the PDC's executive director Justin Garrett Moore and deputy executive director Keri Butler about their top priorities, initiatives, and awards program.
Surveying over 120 design, architecture, and infrastructure projects from the past 30 years, the Broken Nature Triennale exhibition explores mankind’s troubled relationship with the environment and suggests how we might do better.
A recent Metropolis Think Tank panel with planning experts, city officials, and architects from KPF delved into data how data is shaping today's urban planning.
In New Orleans, Skateboarding Youth Partner with a Community Design Center to Create a Skate Park Under a Highway Overpass
Built on underused, vacant land, the $450,000, 2,400-square-foot venue is the city’s first public skate park.
The 1.46-million-square-foot development features a steel diagrid dome covered with more than 9,300 glass panels and a multi-story terraced landscape.
The awardee, the School Area Road Safety Assessments and Improvements (SARSAI) program, drastically improved pedestrian safety levels in sub-Saharan countries.
In Memphis, Community Leadership Drives the Transformation of an Abandoned Sears Warehouse into a Vertical Urban Village
The biggest adaptive reuse initiative in Tennessee and the largest LEED Platinum Certified historic adaptive reuse project in the world, the $210 million complex was nearly a decade in the making.
In a new book, CityLab editor Amanda Kolson Hurley wants architects and planners to take a fresh look at the suburbs.
A recent national gathering of architecture educators in Pittsburgh highlighted the myriad ways architecture schools can help their nearby underserved communities.
At a Metropolis Think Tank panel held at Grimshaw's New York office, a panel of architects and planners discussed the past, present, and future of transit hub design.
The fate of the BQE's cantilevered stretch of highway—which must be fixed or repurposed—in Brooklyn Heights has stirred extensive controversy and multiple proposals. Now the Danish-American firm is throwing its hat into the ring.
Tom Angotti, professor emeritus at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, writes how the rezonings reinforce the chronic “color blindness” in city policy.
Green building was always part of the firm's DNA, though a little more than ten years ago Lake|Flato formed an internal studio that would focus on landscape and resource management.