Energy efficiency has long been the holy grail of sustainable architecture, firms are shifting the discourse to the more multifaceted and preventive realm of resilience.
Our contributors comment on an event or a moment from the last year that demanded more of how we should practice, frame, and respond to design.
The 415,000-square-foot, $200-million renovation was prompted by code violations, but the subsequent update also honored its architects' original designs.
The Tatiana Bilbao–organized show uses student work, Iwan Baan photography, and maps to present multitudinous—though sometimes blurry—visions for the contentious region.
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.
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.
As part of our 2018 Design Cities issue, Metropolis looked at projects, firms, and places that are driving global design culture today.
The Boston Seaport development features planning by James Corner Field Operations, Sasaki, and NADAAA, as well as a new high-rise by OMA's New York office.
Just as he’s wrapped his largest and greenest project to date, Thomas Kosbau’s brand of idealistic architecture is growing up.
On view at the BSA Space in Boston, NatureStructure features a bridge that doubles as bat habitat, plans for 3D-printed reefs, a floodwater-absorbing parking lot, and more.
The second phase of the Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park, which opens today, was co-designed by SWA/BALSLEY and WEISS/MANFREDI.
Metropolis toured the soon-to-open six-acre park, which features a 1,200-foot-long esplanade and a series of industrial "artifacts" salvaged from the Domino Sugar factory.
Minnesota Design: OOIEE is Playfully Challenging What It Means to be a Designer, One Project at a Time
For its March 2018 issue, Metropolis Magazine explored the three great North American design regions: The…
The St. Louis Arch redesign was 70 years in the making; now Eero Saarinen and Dan Kiley's project will make a fresh debut this July.
Perkins+Will: Metropolis Article on Resiliency is "a Polemic and Counter to Collective Experience in Practice"
"Those of us working actively in this area are trying to avoid this type of unnecessary boundary-taking," says the firm's director of global resiliency.
Sometimes it’s better to adapt and retreat before the waters rise again.
A designer's dream studio, The Workspace at A/D/O pushes one member to make work at the intersection of nature, sculpture, and critique.
Kate Orff on Her New Project in Israel, What's in Store for the Venice Biennale, and Activism in Landscape Architecture
Orff's New York practice SCAPE develops broad-based coalitions that can advocate for the firm's projects.