Our contributors comment on an event or a moment from the last year that demanded more of how we should practice, frame, and respond to design.
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The facade of flooring company Interface's new HQ doesn't just symbolize biophilia: It mimics the dappled light created by a forest canopy.
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The Right Environment: Lisa Heschong on Why Daylight is the Most Important Architectural Consideration
sponsored by: Metropolis magazine, in partnership with Lutron, presents The Right Environment: a series of profiles featuring experts who are helping to make buildings better for occupants. For the second installment of the series, Metropolis caught up with design researcher and consultant, Lisa Heschong. Heschong…
Esoterica is back, and with it the archetypes of so-called sacred geometry.
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The building's icy, transparent envelope deploys an unconventional type of glass in a crenellated profile that, according to SHoP's Gregg Pasquarelli, suggests “almost a contemporary version of pier architecture.”
This selection of buildings—ranging from Atlanta to Kansas City to Basel, Switzerland—highlight stand-out materials and products.
The paint company forecasts that its subdued gray shade "Metropolitan AF-690" will be a prominent interior trend to watch next year.
Arcs and circles are making an appearance in all manner of furnishings and accessories, restoring a sense of balance to the universe.
Bitters helped define an expressive, even carnal side of modern Californian clayware; this Heath collection echoes his raw and dramatic sculpted works.
We highlight standout designs across five trends from the annual ceramics extravaganza in Bologna, Italy.
An office tower in Chicago is integrated with its surrounding landscape through an increasingly popular use of geofoam, a classic building product.
For this six-part series, Metropolis asked Knoll Textile's creative director, Dorothy Cosonas, what inspires her—here's what she told us.
Au courant echoes of Michael Thonet’s No. 14 chair, with its strongly vegetal origins, have cropped up in cane, bamboo, and bentwood products.
Lenti's namesake company, famous for its outdoor furniture and exuberant color schemes, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with new releases and as-yet-undisclosed festivities.
A collaboration with Norm Architects, the workplace-focused collection unites Allsteel’s experience in manufacturing with Norm’s expertise in crafting wooden furniture.
The brand's Fiammato tiles use small slices of millefiori, a uniquely Venetian pattern created by bundling and slicing glass rods.