This Minimalist House Maximizes Indoor-Outdoor Living on a Tight Los Angeles Site

A couple tapped the firm FreelandBuck to design a 1,500-square-foot house entirely located within the backyard of their existing residence.

A couple tapped the firm FreelandBuck to design a 1,500-square-foot house entirely located within the backyard of their existing residence.

Design and the Just City in NYC Opens at the Center for Architecture

At the exhibition, open through March 30, Harvard GSD’s Just City Lab presents five projects that use design to counter injustice.

At the exhibition, open through March 30, Harvard GSD’s Just City Lab presents five projects that use design to counter injustice.

A Former Playground for Strippers and Slayer Is Reborn as a Music Lover’s Dream Hotel

Gold-Diggers, an East Hollywood bar/boutique hotel/recording studio, mines its eclectic past while stepping into the future of music.

Gold-Diggers, an East Hollywood bar/boutique hotel/recording studio, mines its eclectic past while stepping into the future of music.

Studio Truly Truly on Their Vision for “Das Haus” at This Year’s imm Cologne

Metropolis spoke to the emerging design duo Studio Truly Truly about their practice, products, and design for the Cologne fair.

Metropolis spoke to the emerging design duo Studio Truly Truly about their practice, products, and design for the Cologne fair.

Changing a Company’s Status Quo Through Workplace Design

At a recent Metropolis Think Tank talk hosted by the Atlanta office of Gensler, architects and experts discussed how sensitive disruption can increase productivity.

At a recent Metropolis Think Tank talk hosted by the Atlanta office of Gensler, architects and experts discussed how sensitive disruption can increase productivity.

Vancouver’s Caffè La Tana Channels Old World Beauty

Designer Craig Stanghetta, founder of local firm Ste. Marie, wanted to authentically evoke the atmosphere and look of a Italian café and grocer.

Designer Craig Stanghetta, founder of local firm Ste. Marie, wanted to authentically evoke the atmosphere and look of a Italian café and grocer.

CES 2019 Recap: The Technologies and Ideas Shaping Cities

#CES2019 provided insight into how city governments and the private sector are reimagining the urban landscape, especially vis-a-vis transportation.

#CES2019 provided insight into how city governments and the private sector are reimagining the urban landscape, especially vis-a-vis transportation.

CES 2019: “Code Is the New Concrete” in Today’s Cities

Metropolis interviews Seleta Reynolds, general manager of L.A.’s Department of Transportation (LADOT), about modernizing transit and making cities more equitable.

Metropolis interviews Seleta Reynolds, general manager of L.A.’s Department of Transportation (LADOT), about modernizing transit and making cities more equitable.

The Top 5 Rooms in Sweden’s ICEHOTEL

Located just 124 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the hotel's rooms are designed by artists and crafted with ‘snice’ (snow and ice).

Located just 124 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the hotel’s rooms are designed by artists and crafted with ‘snice’ (snow and ice).

Masa, a New Café by Studio Cadena, Uses Simple Shapes and Materials to Bold Effect

The restaurant, located in northern Bogotá, fluidly connects its interiors and exteriors with glass, concrete, and wood.

The restaurant, located in northern Bogotá, fluidly connects its interiors and exteriors with glass, concrete, and wood.

CES 2019: Why Architects and Designers Should Care About 5G Wireless

This forthcoming generation of cellular network promises to power a new wave of smart city and mobility technologies.

This forthcoming generation of cellular network promises to power a new wave of smart city and mobility technologies.

Gensler Creates a Showcase of Sustainable Design Near Shanghai

Johnson Controls' 378,000-square-foot Asia Pacific Headquarters aims to be a new symbol of China’s environmental coming-of-age.

Johnson Controls’ 378,000-square-foot Asia Pacific Headquarters aims to be a new symbol of China’s environmental coming-of-age.

This Glowing Grilled Cheese Restaurant Offers the Formerly Incarcerated a Fresh Start

The Minneapolis restaurant All Square, a pro-bono project by Syracuse-based Architecture Office, operates under the mantra, “Don’t Judge, Just Eat.”

The Minneapolis restaurant All Square, a pro-bono project by Syracuse-based Architecture Office, operates under the mantra, “Don’t Judge, Just Eat.”

This Napa Valley House Blends Modern Design with Farmhouse Vernacular

Located on a 17-acre former vineyard, the project—designed by Field Architecture—combines steel, concrete, and glass with pitched roofs, overhangs, and other barn-like features.

Located on a 17-acre former vineyard, the project—designed by Field Architecture—combines steel, concrete, and glass with pitched roofs, overhangs, and other barn-like features.

How Nonprofit and Public-Sector Clients Are Driving Sustainable Design

As these three examples of nonprofit and public-sector clients suggest, those at the top can empower architects to make impactful choices, provided they embrace sustainable goals of substance.

As these three examples of nonprofit and public-sector clients suggest, those at the top can empower architects to make impactful choices, provided they embrace sustainable goals of substance.

Shinola Opens the New Shinola Hotel, a Showcase of American Design

The 129-room hotel, opened yesterday, offers fashionable digs in the heart of downtown Detroit.

The 129-room hotel, opened yesterday, offers fashionable digs in the heart of downtown Detroit.

A New Installation in Washington, D.C. Plays with Color, Perspective, and Geometry

Prismatic, designed by Brooklyn-based firm Hou de Sousa, uses hundreds of colorful cords to create a kaleidoscopic experience.

Prismatic, designed by Brooklyn-based firm Hou de Sousa, uses hundreds of colorful cords to create a kaleidoscopic experience.

Child’s Play: 3 Books Delve Into Design for Kids

Each book takes a unique look at how designers have embraced the challenge of creating products for the pint-size consumer.

Each book takes a unique look at how designers have embraced the challenge of creating products for the pint-size consumer.

Year in Review 2018: 9 Lessons from Architecture, Design, and Cities

Metropolis tapped experts from across the design world to help articulate the year's biggest takeaways—from resiliency to workplace productivity, diversity, and beyond.

Metropolis tapped experts from across the design world to help articulate the year’s biggest takeaways—from resiliency to workplace productivity, diversity, and beyond.

Metropolis’s Best of 2018: 7 Lightning Rods and Controversies

2018 was a watershed year for architecture in terms of equity, but there were other moments that stood out too.

2018 was a watershed year for architecture in terms of equity, but there were other controversial moments that stood out too.