No New Buildings
The energy already embodied in the built environment is a precious unnatural resource. It’s time to start treating it like one.
The Circular Office
Major manufacturers are exploring every avenue to close the loop on workplace furniture.
Signs of Life
Designers, curators, and entrepreneurs are scrambling to make sense of motherhood in a culture that’s often hostile to it.
In probing the relationship between humans and nature, two major exhibitions question the very foundations of design practice.
Building on Brand
The Bauhaus turned 100 this year, and a crop of museum buildings sprang up for the celebration.
Building for Tomorrow, Today
Radical change in the building industry is desperately needed. And it cannot happen without the building trades.
Strength from Within
Maggie’s Centres, the service-focused cancer support network, eschews clinical design to arm patients in their fight for life.
The availability of attractive, hospitality-grade products on the market means everyday consumers can live the high life at home.
Mi Casa, Su Casa
Casa Perfect creates a memorable shopping experience in lavish private homes.
Enter The Culinarium
AvroKO imagines the future of residential amenities—where convenience, comfort, and sustainability meet.
Trends in hospitality design are matching up with what environmental psychologists see as a need for comfort in anxious times.
The Chicago Botanic Garden’s newest landscape engages young visitors— environmentally, socially, and educationally.
The Wing has taken the coworking world by storm, creating spaces for and by women. Now meet its designers.
5 Major Construction Elements And Their End Of Life Potential
What’s possible—and what’s at stake—when buildings come down.
Crossover Of Ideas
With footholds in Europe and Asia, Haworth is truly a global company, one that has mastered the logistics of collaborating across continents and markets.
Innovation By Design
Haworth’s sphere of activity is broad and extends to education at all levels. In particular, the manufacturer has partnered with community colleges and state schools such as Clemson University, where a new tech hub blends agility with transparency to create a hotbed of campus activity.
Now You See It Concealed curtain-wall details at Thomas Phifer and Partners’ new Glenstone Museum have big impact.
The Year In Exhibitions
If 2018 were an object, what would it look like? What would it feel like? And what would it say about design culture today? Metropolis surveyed museum exhibits, gallery shows, and pop-ups to find out. From a snake-sofa that unpacks the ethical implications of virtual reality to graphic tapestries that speak to material innovation, these five objects—all displayed this year—reveal latent truths about the present moment.
Development Green Gateway In Hongqiao
West of Shanghai, Gensler has designed a new symbol of China’s environmental coming-of-age.
History The Lonely Modernist
Maligned and forgotten for a generation, Paul Rudolph pursued the Modernist project even as it fell out of favor.
Working With Standards
Architects at the leading edge of sustainable building practices weigh the pros and cons of pursuing an array of ever-evolving “green” certifications.
The Green Imperative
A look back at pivotal sustainable projects reveals the outsize role of nonprofit and public-sector clients in driving change in the building industry.
Starting With People
An essential survey of architecture and design today.
A contemporary project by Emre Arolat takes a bold approach to historic preservation by suspending a 21st-century hotel over the ruins of a late-Roman metropolis.
The form of Jeanne Gang’s newest apartment tower tells you where on the planet it is.
Paint The Town Red
In San Antonio, David Adjaye completes a new art gallery that takes its cues from regional referents.
Color And Light
Metropolis breaks down the spectrum, revealing how designers grapple with light across scales and typologies.
On The Waterfront
A new Brooklyn development makes peace with the East River.