CATEGORIES

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

The Circular Office

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

1 min 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

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

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

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

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

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

Mi Casa, Su Casa

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

1 min 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

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

Garden Variety

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

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Metropolis Magazine
June 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

5 Major Construction Elements And Their End Of Life Potential

What’s possible—and what’s at stake—when buildings come down.

9 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
November/December 2018

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.

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Metropolis Magazine
Haworth 70 years/Metropolis Supplement

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.

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Building Details

Now You See It Concealed curtain-wall details at Thomas Phifer and Partners’ new Glenstone Museum have big impact.

1 min read
Metropolis Magazine
November/December 2018

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.

4 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
November/December 2018

Development Green Gateway In Hongqiao

West of Shanghai, Gensler has designed a new symbol of China’s environmental coming-of-age.

3 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
November/December 2018

History The Lonely Modernist

Maligned and forgotten for a generation, Paul Rudolph pursued the Modernist project even as it fell out of favor.

3 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
November/December 2018

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.

7 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
November/December 2018

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.

5 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
November/December 2018

Think Tank

Starting With People

2 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
November/December 2018

Spectrum

An essential survey of architecture and design today.

1 min read
Metropolis Magazine
March 2019

Book

Motley Crew.

1 min read
Metropolis Magazine
March 2019

Ancient Modern

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.

4 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
April 2019

Solar Salutation

The form of Jeanne Gang’s newest apartment tower tells you where on the planet it is.

3 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
April 2019

Paint The Town Red

In San Antonio, David Adjaye completes a new art gallery that takes its cues from regional referents.

6 mins read
Metropolis Magazine
April 2019

Color And Light

Metropolis breaks down the spectrum, revealing how designers grapple with light across scales and typologies.

8 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

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