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Building for Tomorrow, Today

Radical change in the building industry is desperately needed. And it cannot happen without the building trades.

6 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
November/December 2019

Building on Brand

The Bauhaus turned 100 this year, and a crop of museum buildings sprang up for the celebration.

8 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
November/December 2019

Interspecies Ethic

In probing the relationship between humans and nature, two major exhibitions question the very foundations of design practice.

6 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
November/December 2019

Signs of Life

Designers, curators, and entrepreneurs are scrambling to make sense of motherhood in a culture that’s often hostile to it.

7 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
November/December 2019

The Circular Office

Major manufacturers are exploring every avenue to close the loop on workplace furniture.

1 min read
Metropolis Magazine
November/December 2019

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.

7 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
November/December 2019

Strength from Within

Maggie’s Centres, the service-focused cancer support network, eschews clinical design to arm patients in their fight for life.

5 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
October 2019

Calming Effects

Trends in hospitality design are matching up with what environmental psychologists see as a need for comfort in anxious times.

5 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
October 2019

Enter The Culinarium

AvroKO imagines the future of residential amenities—where convenience, comfort, and sustainability meet.

5 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
October 2019

Mi Casa, Su Casa

Casa Perfect creates a memorable shopping experience in lavish private homes.

1 min read
Metropolis Magazine
October 2019

Next-Level Living

The availability of attractive, hospitality-grade products on the market means everyday consumers can live the high life at home.

1 min read
Metropolis Magazine
October 2019

Better Together

The Wing has taken the coworking world by storm, creating spaces for and by women. Now meet its designers.

4 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
July/August 2019

A New System Aims To Activate Outdoor Space

Emphasizing modularity and customizability, a new system aims to activate outdoor space.

2 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
July/August 2019

Garden Variety

The Chicago Botanic Garden’s newest landscape engages young visitors— environmentally, socially, and educationally.

2 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
June 2019

How The Happiness Industry Has Hijacked Virtually Every Facet Of Contemporary Life

The Architecture of Happiness was a trite book published in the mid-2000s and mercifully forgotten. Our Happy Life: Architecture and Well-Being in the Age of Emotional Capitalism, a new exhibition at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal, isn’t nearly as snappily titled, but as an enterprise, it is far more probing and curious. Curated by Francesco Garutti, the show explores how, after the 2008 financial crash, the “happiness industry”—comprising government initiatives, economic indices, and city rankings— hijacked virtually every facet of contemporary life.Metropolis’s Samuel Medina spoke to Garutti about happiness as a social project, the “cold intimacy” of Instagram, and architecture’s new spaces of meaning.

5 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
May 2019

Can Building Sector Avert Catastrophic Climate Change?

Why the building sector may be humanity’s best hope for averting catastrophic climate change.

6 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
May 2019

Environment Trade-Off

There are nearly 700,000 street trees in New York City, and all of them— London plane trees, Bradford pears, lindens—are working every hour of every day to sequester carbon dioxide and capture stormwater.

1 min read
Metropolis Magazine
May 2019

Spectrum

An essential survey of architecture and design today.

1 min read
Metropolis Magazine
May 2019

Productsphere Neocon Preview

We look ahead to the 51st edition of NeoCon, the annual trade show for commercial interiors.

1 min read
Metropolis Magazine
May 2019

Playing For Keeps

In the pursuit of design made to last, Fyrn’s Stemn collection—on view at ICFF this year— adopts a kit-of-parts approach.

2 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
May 2019

Nurturing Thoughtfulness

Wanted Design’s founders discuss why a platform for socially and environmentally responsible design is so important.

3 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
May 2019

New Talent Circular Reasoning

New Affiliates creates visually pleasing design, but its most interesting work is cerebral.

2 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
May 2019

New Realities

A kinetic, “human-actuated” pavilion comes to Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

2 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
May 2019

Hospitality Vaulted Over

A new restaurant for a retirement community in England experiments with materials and typological precedents despite its small budget.

2 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
May 2019

History - New York Modern

The story of architectural Modernism in the city goes beyond the familiar touchstones of Lever House and the Seagram Building.

4 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
May 2019

Building Details Bogie Down

The new cultural hub designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro glides on a unique system of steel wheels, or bogies.

1 min read
Metropolis Magazine
May 2019

Science Says Light Brighter!

In Troy, New York, a leading research center studies the connection between light, color, and well-being.

4 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
April 2019

On The Waterfront

A new Brooklyn development makes peace with the East River.

3 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
April 2019

The New Old Los Angeles

The city’s flourishing restaurant, nightlife, and hotel scene creatively embraces Tinseltown’s extensive historic building stock.

5 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
April 2019

True Blue

In Focus Lighting’s work, color plays a supporting role, enlisted in the service of a wider narrative.

3 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
April 2019

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