This year’s Next Generation winner looks to remake our urban spaces and skies by harnessing the illuminating beauty of the moon.
In 2007 the computer gave up taking over the world. Instead the world took over the computer.
Starbucks foam and the rise of ambiguous materials
The perfect marriage of form to function.
Experts said technology would render it a dinosaur, but the lowly cubicle lumbers on.
Revered by architects and historians, Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute has stood the test of time and become a model for the modern research facility.
Mark Oberholzer explores the urban highway’s potential for wind power.
The recent Zaha Hadid retrospective at the Guggenheim in New York became a battle of architectural wills.
Threatened by a raging real estate market, the Eliot Noyes house faces an uncertain future as his family begins sorting out its preservation options.
On finally reading The Death and Life of Great American Cities
The danger of Jacobs’s legacy lies with developers who co-opt her ideas to justify their megaprojects.
Using recycled materials from the Big Dig, Single Speed Design creates a house of monumental proportions.
Facing steep population decline, Youngstown, Ohio, is repositioning itself.
This cheerful computer gave apt form to Apple’s personable interface—and forever changed our standards for technology.
An early Metropolis editor looks back on two decades of New York architecture.
The Michael Graves legacy remains as contentious and confounding as ever.
For years New Yorkers were much more likely to work in glass towers than live in them. No more.
Our author ruminates on a year spent as a visionary in residence.
Should one architect—even the world’s most famous architect—be responsible for all of the buildings in two massive developments?
The form-follows-function principle that guided industrial design for the past 70 years is fast becoming obsolete.