The British firm totally revamped an re-skinned two massive Modernist buildings, creating a new welcoming pedestrian environment in the process.
From Detroit to Seoul, these cities manage to have global design influence while maintaining a their unique regional identities.
As part of our 2018 Design Cities issue, Metropolis looked at projects, firms, and places that are driving global design culture today.
Using a mix of social media, apps, and planning sessions, a coalition of urban designers and residents are planning their neighborhood from the ground-up.
The Pulitzer, a hotel of interconnected canal houses (some 400 years old), goes modern without shedding its roots.