Metropolis interviews experts from Perkins+Will, ZGF, and HOK about navigating the plethora of industry- and product-specific sustainability certifications.
advertisement from: Historic plantation turned boutique resort and spa, The Inn at Willow Grove, in Orange, Virginia, recently underwent a major expansion, opening 10 additional rooms within two new cottage buildings. The central structure of The Inn, a manor house…
The building's icy, transparent envelope deploys an unconventional type of glass in a crenellated profile that, according to SHoP's Gregg Pasquarelli, suggests “almost a contemporary version of pier architecture.”
This selection of buildings—ranging from Atlanta to Kansas City to Basel, Switzerland—highlight stand-out materials and products.
An office tower in Chicago is integrated with its surrounding landscape through an increasingly popular use of geofoam, a classic building product.
Where open space is a hot commodity, NanaWall brings the outside in.
Provocative architecture highlights the craft and tradition of Spanish tile.
Concrete as a material has been unchanged as a material since the 19th century, until now. Translucent concrete is here to change the look of architecture.
At Porcelanosa’s Manhattan flagship, architecture and product unite to craft a unique consumer experience.
Leers Weinzapfel Associates used highly engineered timber as the primary structural system in their plans for the University of Massachusetts Amherst Design Building.
Bringing eight modes of transportation together was not the only complex problem at the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC). The engineering firm BuroHappold worked with HOK, Parsons Brinckerhoff, and Clark Construction not only to build the largest span of…
Two painstakingly researched books reveal the depths of the architect’s material explorations.
Behnisch Architekten inserts a sustainable wooden conference hall into Geneva’s maze of glass buildings, and breaks new ground for modern timber construction.
AECOM specially engineers fiberglass to achieve Smiljan Radić’s vision for the Serpentine Pavilion.
The Allsteel designer talks about workplace design and interaction, her work on autism, and office trends.
Jess Sorel’s outdoor furniture designs take advantage of Landscape Forms’ high-performance material.
The firm explains what it took to build this year's MoMA PS1 YAP pavilion.
Skyline Design finds that the midcentury designer’s famous patterns work very well with contemporary materials.
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Konstantin Grcic and Abet Laminati innovate a process that applies crystals to laminates with a light hand.