From Rome to Kyoto, these cities have rich urban fabrics, self-assured cultural scenes, and a laid-back atmosphere.
“By looking at food, we can uncover the inner workings of the city which are otherwise difficult to see,” says Takuya Miyake of the Kyoto Institute of Technology.
The firm uses the kind of architectural process that it believes is possible only in Mumbai—thoughtful, iterative, and craft-led.
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.
For our annual Design Cities listings, Metropolis surveyed 80 leading architecture and design professionals on the world's top design powerhouses.
According to Vinita Goyal from Seattle's Office of Planning, inclusivity is essential for healthy neighborhood growth.
A Q&A with Wolcott Architecture and Interiors on cities and work and how cities are adapting for a new generation of industry professionals.
Betsky, the President of the School of Architecture at Taliesin, weighs in on the role of design in the aftermath of the Las Vegas massacre.
The architect and political theorist presented a call to action at the New Museum’s IdeasCity Conference, demanding a "New Public Imagination."
Metropolis editors choose 15 cities around the globe that set the bar highest for progressive design and good living.
Yesterday, the design world lost one of its keenest minds and biggest advocates: Jane Thompson.
A massive new volume makes the case for manufacturing to return to cities, albeit in a vertical format.
The urban theorist argues that landscape, more than buildings, has fundamentally changed the way cities urbanize in the 21st century.
Malkit Shoshan discusses her exhibit on the architecture of UN bases around the world.
Photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu turns his camera on the controversial Santiago Calatrava station, to see how it has been absorbed into the life of the city.
Our essential guide of architecture and design books will keep you busy well into the summer months.
As part of the Metropolis Think Tank series, Susan S. Szenasy arrived in the New York office of Perkins Eastman to discuss lessons learned from their projects.
"Can we afford to leave massive groups of people out of urban regeneration?" asks Metropolis editor in chief and publisher.
Metropolis's sixth annual survey recognizes today's leaders in architecture and design.