Can London’s Revamped Royal Opera House Become a Public Amenity?

The famed cultural institution, opening to the public today after a six-year renovation by Stanton Williams, is betting big on audience engagement.

The famed cultural institution, opening to the public today after a six-year renovation by Stanton Williams, is betting big on audience engagement.

How Textile Designers Can “Hack” Fabrication Technologies and Techniques

For this six-part series, Metropolis asked the textile industry's foremost experts what inspires them—here's what Susan Lyons, president of Designtex, told us.

For this six-part series, Metropolis asked the textile industry’s foremost experts what inspires them—here’s what Susan Lyons, president of Designtex, told us.

Kengo Kuma’s Shiplike V&A Dundee Lands in Scotland

The futuristic, concrete-clad outpost of the London-based design museum is part of a larger effort to attract tourists to Dundee's burgeoning waterfront.

The futuristic, concrete-clad outpost of the London-based design museum is part of a larger effort to attract tourists to Dundee’s burgeoning waterfront.

Trend Forecaster Li Edelkoort On Textiles Made From Salvage and, Yes, Human Hair

For this six-part series, Metropolis asked the textile industry's foremost experts what inspires them—here's what Edelkoort told us about designers expanding the scope of a product’s life cycle.

For this six-part series, Metropolis asked the textile industry’s foremost experts what inspires them—here’s what Edelkoort told us about designers expanding the scope of a product’s life cycle.

5 Highlights from Habitare 2018—Finland’s Biggest Design Fair

Nearly 60,000 design aficionados flooded Helsinki for the design expo to view everything from elevated readymades to a gigantic caterpillar.

Nearly 60,000 design aficionados flooded Helsinki for the design expo to view everything from elevated readymades to a gigantic caterpillar.

It’s Robert Venturi’s World—We’re Just Living in It

Remembering the influential life and career of architect Robert Venturi, who died at the age of 93 Tuesday in Philadelphia.

Remembering the influential life and career of architect Robert Venturi, who died at the age of 93 Tuesday in Philadelphia.

Take a Tour of Mohawk Group’s Factory—and Its Sustainability-Minded Business Strategy

The commercial flooring manufacturer's pursuit of the stringent Living Product Challenge standards yields change at every level.

The commercial flooring manufacturer’s pursuit of the stringent Living Product Challenge standards yields change at every level.

The Mixtape Magic of Robert McKinley’s Hotel Joaquin

The eclectic motor-lodge-turned-boutique-resort, scheduled to open next month, takes its cues from Joni Mitchell, Serge Gainsbourg, and Pérez Prado.

The eclectic motor-lodge-turned-boutique-resort, scheduled to open next month, takes its cues from Joni Mitchell, Serge Gainsbourg, and Pérez Prado.

Resurgent Interest in Craft Is Injecting Fresh Perspectives in the Textile Industry

For this six-part series, Metropolis asked the textile industry's foremost experts what inspires them—here's what Nani Marquina, designer and founder of nanimarquina, told us.

For this six-part series, Metropolis asked the textile industry’s foremost experts what inspires them—here’s what Nani Marquina, designer and founder of nanimarquina, told us.

For a Community of Gamers, The Sims Is a Gateway to the Real World of Architecture

Drawing inspiration from iconic architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, many fans of the popular life-simulation game are using it to design virtual worlds.

Drawing inspiration from iconic architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, many fans of the popular life-simulation game are using it to design virtual worlds.

Alchemy Architects Points to the Future of Modular Housing

These impeccably designed prefab dwellings are as economical as they are luxurious.

These impeccably designed prefab dwellings are as economical as they are luxurious.

6a Architects Converts a Dilapidated Victorian Fire Station Into an Art Gallery

The local firm has created a charming, yet sensitively-designed new annex for the South London Gallery in the city's Peckham neighborhood.

The local firm has created a charming, yet sensitively-designed new annex for the South London Gallery in the city’s Peckham neighborhood.

Leather from Pineapple Leaves? New Sustainable Textiles Tap Unexpected Sources

For this six-part series, Metropolis asked the textile industry's foremost experts what inspires them—here's what Google's head of industrial design, home, and wearables, Isabelle Olsson, told us.

Isabelle Olsson joined Google in 2011 as lead designer of Google Glass. She currently leads the color, material, and finish work for all of Google’s hardware, including last year’s release of the fabric-covered Google Home Mini smart speaker.Courtesy Isabelle Olsson Isabelle Olsson joined Google in 2011 as lead designer of Google Glass. She currently leads the color, material, and finish…

The Furniture Designer Reviving the Lost Legacy of Uruguayan Modernist Architect Julio Vilamajó

Inspired by Vilamajó's unrealized furniture schematics, Uruguayan designer Matteo Fogale and his collaborators crafted a limited edition furniture collection on view at the London Design Festival.

Inspired by Vilamajó’s unrealized furniture schematics, Uruguayan designer Matteo Fogale and his collaborators crafted a limited edition furniture collection on view at the London Design Festival.

How Fashion Can Signify Advances in Textiles’ Performance, Technology, and Ethics

For this six-part series, Metropolis asked the textile industry's foremost experts what inspires them—here's what Knoll Textile's creative director, Dorothy Cosonas, told us.

For this six-part series, Metropolis asked Knoll Textile’s creative director, Dorothy Cosonas, what inspires her—here’s what she told us.

Why Good Old-Fashioned Wool Is Back in Modern Textiles

For this six-part series, Metropolis asked the textile industry's foremost experts what inspires them—here's what Maharam's senior vice president of design Mary Murphy told us.

For this six-part series, Metropolis asked the textile industry’s foremost experts what inspires them—here’s what Maharam’s senior vice president of design Mary Murphy told us.

FreelandBuck Designs a Cascading Home on a Steep Los Angeles Hillside

The Stack House, built high in the hills of the Mount Washington neighborhood, could provide an innovative architectural model for navigating L.A.’s strict building and zoning codes.

The Stack House, built in the hills of the Mount Washington, could provide an architectural model for navigating L.A.’s strict building and zoning codes.

Artist Robert Irwin’s Architectural Drawings and Models Go on View at Pratt

Robert Irwin: Site Determined, open at the Pratt Institute through November 28th, showcases the artist's rarely-seen drawings and models.

Robert Irwin: Site Determined, open at the Pratt Institute through November 28th, showcases the artist’s rarely-seen drawings and models.

Deborah Berke Partners’ Collaboration with One Lux Studio Shows What Daylighting Design Can Do for Sustainability

Shared pursuits bring the architect and lighting designer together for an innovative project.

Shared pursuits bring the architect and lighting designer together for an innovative project.

This New Clinic in New York Leverages the Tools of Hospitality Design to “Feel Human”

The recently opened NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center foregrounds the patient experience, with light-filled spaces, material variety, and a wealth of amenities.

The recently opened NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center foregrounds the patient experience, with light-filled spaces and a wealth of amenities.