A Russian Parks Program Creates Over 350 Public Spaces and Nurtures Local Design Talent

Costing less than glitzier parks in Moscow, the Tatarstan initiative is revivifying the local design and manufacturing bases with a "teach a man to fish" approach.

Costing less than glitzier parks in Moscow, the Tatarstan initiative is revivifying the local design and manufacturing bases with a “teach a man to fish” approach.

Finding a Line of Best Fit for a Future-Proof Workplace

At a recent event at Haworth's New York showroom, panelists discussed how designers can optimize office spaces in order to keep up with technological shifts.

At a recent event at Haworth’s New York showroom, panelists discussed how designers can optimize office spaces in order to keep up with technological shifts.

8 Highlights from IDS20

At the show in Toronto last week, designers examined the intersection of living, working, and wellness.

At the show in Toronto last week, designers examined the intersection of living, working, and wellness.

Das Haus 2020 Carefully Blends Outdoors with In

At this year’s installation by MUT Design, products took inspiration from al fresco living, material research, and…the gym.

At this year’s installation by MUT Design, products took inspiration from al fresco living, material research, and…the gym.

9 Highlights from CES 2020: Metropolis’s Picks from the Innovation Awards

From road traffic safety to the female orgasm, a slew of contemporary issues found possible solutions at CES this year.

From road traffic safety to the female orgasm, a slew of contemporary issues found possible solutions at CES this year.

Finding Purpose in the Workplace Helps Shape Connected Cities

At a recent Think Tank panel hosted by Gensler, panelists weighed in on design strategies to support the individual.

At a recent Think Tank panel hosted by Gensler, panelists weighed in on design strategies to support the individual.

The Circular Office Gives Second Life to Workplace Furniture

Major manufacturers are exploring every avenue to close the loop on office supplies and furniture, having a positive environmental and social impact along the way.

Major manufacturers are exploring every avenue to close the loop on office supplies and furniture, having a positive environmental and social impact along the way.

You Can’t Spell SOM Without Gordon Bunshaft

Relatively little was known about the driving force behind many of SOM's most accomplished buildings. A new book fills in the gaps of Bunshaft's biography.

Relatively little was known about the driving force behind many of SOM’s most accomplished buildings. A new book fills in the gaps of Bunshaft’s biography.

Designing with Empathy For Inclusive Workplaces

A recent event at Haworth’s Philadelphia showroom revealed the importance of empathy and engagement in designing more inclusive workplaces.

A recent event at Haworth’s Philadelphia showroom revealed the importance of empathy in designing more inclusive workplaces.

Switzerland’s Venerable Tanzhaus Zurich Now Straddles a Sloped Riverside Site

The dance and performance center, designed by Barcelona architects Barozzi/Veiga, emphasizes public space, with no less than three terraces.

The dance and performance center, designed by Barcelona architects Barozzi/Veiga, emphasizes public space, with no less than three terraces.

More Good than Harm: How Humanscale Reduced Carbon Emissions with a Lightbulb

The company is exploring every avenue to offset the carbon footprint of its manufacturing and operations—and then going further.

The company is exploring every avenue to offset the carbon footprint of its manufacturing and operations—and then going further.

A New Show at Friedman Benda Challenges Viewers to Redefine the Meaning of Comfort

Organized by Omar Sosa, the exhibition leans on the idea that comfort is relative, socially constructed—and often, exclusive.

Organized by Omar Sosa, the exhibition leans on the idea that comfort is relative, socially constructed—and often, exclusive.

Radical Change in the Building Industry Is Desperately Needed, and It Can’t Happen Without Building Trades

Workers in the building sector are uniquely positioned to make the demand for an ecologically responsible architecture and the renewable energy to operate it.

Workers in the building sector are uniquely positioned to make the demand for an ecologically responsible architecture and the renewable energy to operate it.

What Can Designers Do to Combat the Loneliness Epidemic?

In the opinion of one designer at a recent Think Tank panel, "we're either helping create spaces that connect people or we’re not."

In the opinion of one designer at a recent Think Tank panel, “we’re either helping create spaces that connect people or we’re not.”

The Synergistic Relationship Between Shake Shack and Designer Michael Hsu

Having designed several of the beloved fast-casual chain’s outposts, plus its Manhattan HQ, the Austin-based designer nurtures a new “hospitality quotient.”

Having designed several of the beloved fast-casual chain’s outposts, plus its Manhattan HQ, the Austin-based designer nurtures a new “hospitality quotient.”

Laboratory Design Takes a Page From the Corporate Office Playbook

In the Bay Area’s highly competitive science and technology market, companies are jostling to develop scalable, market-ready innovations at an accelerated pace.

In the Bay Area’s highly competitive science and technology market, companies are jostling to develop scalable, market-ready innovations at an accelerated pace.

Annabelle Selldorf on Compressed Earth Bricks

The architect discusses her fascination with this ancient and eco-friendly building material.

The architect discusses her fascination with this ancient and eco-friendly building material.

Long-Term Plans: To Build for Resilience, We’ll Need to Design With—Not Against—Nature

Moving away from its early exclusive focus on natural disasters, resilient architecture and design tackles the much tougher challenge of helping ecosystems regenerate.

Moving away from its early exclusive focus on natural disasters, resilient architecture and design tackles the much tougher challenge of helping ecosystems regenerate.

At Tel Aviv University, a New Science Building Looks—and Acts—Like a Cloud

A salutation to the two science departments it holds, the Check Point Building’s ephemeral form contrasts with the campus’s more orthogonal buildings.

A salutation to the two science departments it holds, the Check Point Building’s ephemeral form contrasts with the campus’s more orthogonal buildings.

Finding Inspiration from Natural Quartz

Cambria’s technical services team helps architects and designers find novel uses for quartz surfaces.

Cambria’s technical services team helps architects and designers find novel uses for quartz surfaces.