Chicago Architecture Biennial Preview: Spatial Research and Urban Conflict

With an unabashed embrace of the empirical, contributors assert something about how space is experienced.

With an unabashed embrace of the empirical, contributors assert something about how space is experienced.

A Geodesic Dome in Massachusetts Gets a Modern Makeover

Jess Cooney Interiors renovated the 1980s structure, which hews to one the 20th century's most recognized architectural concepts.

Jess Cooney Interiors renovated the 1980s structure, which hews to one the 20th century’s most recognized architectural concepts.

Trends in Hospitality Are Moving Away From Easy Luxury

In a time when people are getting by with less, generations of travelers are looking for authentic experiences.

In a time when people are getting by with less, generations of travelers are looking for authentic experiences.

Chicago Architecture Biennial Preview: Activism

Researchers, historians, and publishers at the biennial seek to forge closer connections between activism and the architectural profession.

Researchers, historians, and publishers at the biennial seek to forge closer connections between activism and the architectural profession.

Denim Covers the Shelves—and Walls—at This Soho Retailer

At Naked & Famous's new flagship store, CRÈME used the Canadian denim company's wares as design components in the interiors.

At Naked & Famous’s new flagship store, CRÈME used the Canadian denim company’s wares as design components in the interiors.

Chicago Architecture Biennial Preview: Housing

At the biennial, artists and activists shine a light on a tragic chapter of the 20th century—the rise and fall of public housing.

At the biennial, artists and activists shine a light on a tragic chapter of the 20th century—the rise and fall of public housing.

Chicago Architecture Biennial Preview: Rights to Resources

At this year's event, exhibitors look critically at the dynamics of resource distribution and ecological stewardship.

At this year’s event, exhibitors look critically at the dynamics of resource distribution and ecological stewardship.

True Colors Highlights Natural Pigments and Expert Dyers Around the World

As with other forms of making that were impoverished by the Industrial Revolution, the task ahead is to conserve where necessary while continuing to innovate.

As with other forms of making that were impoverished by the Industrial Revolution, the task ahead is to conserve where necessary while continuing to innovate.

In This New Hospitality Age, Hotels Aren’t Just Hotels Anymore

A recent Think Tank discussion at Marvel Architects’ Manhattan office explored how hoteliers and designers are rethinking the relationship between hospitality and cities.

A recent Think Tank discussion at Marvel Architects’ Manhattan office explored how hoteliers and designers are rethinking the relationship between hospitality and cities.

Chicago Architecture Biennial Preview: Questioning Real Estate Values

In dramatically reconsidering what property ownership looks like, two nonprofits seek to empower neighbors and residents to claim city spaces for themselves.

In dramatically reconsidering what property ownership looks like, two nonprofits seek to empower neighbors and residents to claim city spaces for themselves.

This Alpine Escape Was Built for Entertaining and Enjoying Mountain Views

Designed by local firm Gri e Zucchi Architettura (GEZA), the house features wraparound balconies and wood slats that modulate privacy and sun shading.

Designed by local architecture firm Gri e Zucchi Architettura (GEZA), the house features wraparound balconies and wood slats that modulate privacy and sun shading.

5 Highlights from New York Textile Month

Textiles have become a frontier for experimentation and a way of keeping humanity grounded in our digital age.

Textiles have become a frontier for experimentation and a way of keeping humanity grounded in our digital age.

In University of Michigan’s New Sciences Building, Visitors Will Find Labs and Dinosaur Fossils

The 312,000-square-foot complex—designed to create “productive collisions” among researchers—anchors the university's new Science Neighborhood.

The 312,000-square-foot complex—designed to create “productive collisions” among researchers—anchors the new Science Neighborhood.

From the Metropolis Archive: Architects Pollute!

Originally published in 2003, this article profiles Ed Mazria, veteran of green design who has studied global warming and sees its cause—and possible solution—coming from the same unlikely source: architects.

Originally published in 2003, this article profiles Ed Mazria, veteran of green design who has studied global warming and sees its cause—and possible solution—coming from the same unlikely source: architects.

Urban Renewal, A Blight on Other American Cities, Sparked an Architectural Renaissance in Pittsburgh

The editors of the new volume Imagining the Modern argue that the reviled federal program was responsible for creating the postcard Pittsburgh.

The editors of the new volume Imagining the Modern argue that the reviled federal program was responsible for creating the postcard Pittsburgh.

5 Textile Artists You Should Know

With works ranging from glitchy jacquard to architectural-scale quilts, these artists are pioneering wild and innovative aesthetics.

With works ranging from glitchy jacquard to architectural-scale quilts, these artists are pioneering wild and innovative aesthetics.

Olson Kundig’s Downtown Seattle Residential Tower is a Coy Addition to the Cityscape

Under the right conditions, the new West Edge high-rise seems to disappear into the sky.

Under the right conditions, the new West Edge high-rise seems to disappear into the sky.

In Cycle-Crazed Utrecht, the World’s Largest Bike Parking Facility Opens

The Netherlands, a country with more bikes than inhabitants, invested over €30 million in the multistory structure.

The Netherlands, a country with more bikes than inhabitants, invested over €30 million in the multistory structure.

The Magic of This Duplex Apartment Is in Its Walls

At a Lakeview penthouse in Chicago, clever spatial fixes and a host of rich materials balance the classic and the contemporary.

At a Lakeview penthouse in Chicago, clever spatial fixes and a host of rich materials balance the classic and the contemporary.

Step Inside Deliciously-Designed Restaurants in This New Book From Gestalten

Here Metropolis excerpts short chapters on two eateries from Delicious Places, giving you a taste of what the book has in store.

Here Metropolis excerpts short chapters on two eateries from Delicious Places, giving you a taste of what the book has in store.