Building for Tomorrow, Today
Radical change in the building industry is desperately needed. And it cannot happen without the building trades.
Building on Brand
The Bauhaus turned 100 this year, and a crop of museum buildings sprang up for the celebration.
In probing the relationship between humans and nature, two major exhibitions question the very foundations of design practice.
Signs of Life
Designers, curators, and entrepreneurs are scrambling to make sense of motherhood in a culture that’s often hostile to it.
The Circular Office
Major manufacturers are exploring every avenue to close the loop on workplace furniture.
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.
Strength from Within
Maggie’s Centres, the service-focused cancer support network, eschews clinical design to arm patients in their fight for life.
Trends in hospitality design are matching up with what environmental psychologists see as a need for comfort in anxious times.
Enter The Culinarium
AvroKO imagines the future of residential amenities—where convenience, comfort, and sustainability meet.
Mi Casa, Su Casa
Casa Perfect creates a memorable shopping experience in lavish private homes.
The availability of attractive, hospitality-grade products on the market means everyday consumers can live the high life at home.
The Wing has taken the coworking world by storm, creating spaces for and by women. Now meet its designers.
A New System Aims To Activate Outdoor Space
Emphasizing modularity and customizability, a new system aims to activate outdoor space.
The Chicago Botanic Garden’s newest landscape engages young visitors— environmentally, socially, and educationally.
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.
Can Building Sector Avert Catastrophic Climate Change?
Why the building sector may be humanity’s best hope for averting catastrophic climate change.
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.
An essential survey of architecture and design today.
Productsphere Neocon Preview
We look ahead to the 51st edition of NeoCon, the annual trade show for commercial interiors.
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.
Wanted Design’s founders discuss why a platform for socially and environmentally responsible design is so important.
New Talent Circular Reasoning
New Affiliates creates visually pleasing design, but its most interesting work is cerebral.
A kinetic, “human-actuated” pavilion comes to Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Hospitality Vaulted Over
A new restaurant for a retirement community in England experiments with materials and typological precedents despite its small budget.
History - New York Modern
The story of architectural Modernism in the city goes beyond the familiar touchstones of Lever House and the Seagram Building.
Building Details Bogie Down
The new cultural hub designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro glides on a unique system of steel wheels, or bogies.
Science Says Light Brighter!
In Troy, New York, a leading research center studies the connection between light, color, and well-being.
On The Waterfront
A new Brooklyn development makes peace with the East River.
The New Old Los Angeles
The city’s flourishing restaurant, nightlife, and hotel scene creatively embraces Tinseltown’s extensive historic building stock.
In Focus Lighting’s work, color plays a supporting role, enlisted in the service of a wider narrative.