McHarg's faith in science and rationality may seem quaint, but his political activism has never been more timely.
A team composed of international and local studios and individuals—Agence Ter, rootoftwo, Akoaki, and Harley Etienne—was recently chosen to revitalize the 83-acre area.
In Lynn, Massachusetts, a Public Art and Lighting Initiative Enlivens a Former Industrial City Center
The city's expansive downtown installation comprises 42 large-scale murals by renowned street artists, underpass lighting, and 11 refurbished vintage neon signs
The Regenstein Learning Campus encourages children’s sensory discovery of the natural world—minus the gaudiness of plastic playgrounds.
Featuring landscapes by Raymond Jungles, Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx is the NYBG’s largest botanical exhibition ever.
Offsetted, an exhibition at Columbia University’s Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery, explores how our society commodifies trees and the unintended consequences thereof.
Landscape architects Reed Hilderbrand faced multiple challenges in designing the expansion, which occupies a site damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Paul Goldberger’s new book, Ballpark: Baseball in the American City, traces the arc of American urban history through the ballpark.
Architects have enormous sway in specifying building materials and modes of operation; they also understand the political, budget, and client-education barriers to executing zero-carbon designs better than anyone.
Metropolis speaks with Michael Sorkin, The Architecture Lobby, Kate Orff, Jesse M. Keenan, and Tom Jacobs on the Green New Deal, Architecture 2030, political activism, and more.
In Houston, a Resilient Public Greenspace Reconnects “the Bayou City” to the Neglected Waterway Where It Was Founded
The $58 million, the 160-acre park integrates new trails, amenities, and native ecology with critical stormwater management and mitigation.
On Chicago's South Side, a Bold Mixed-Use Healthcare Project Aims to Be a Community Anchor and Public Health Salve
The proposed design of the Focal Point Community Campus for the southwest side of Chicago puts health care at the center of a holistic approach to…
Fernando Mastrangelo Studio and Brook Landscape collaborated on a tiny house that combines unusual materials, lush landscaping, and an eco-friendly message to visitors.
At the recent Smart Cities New York conference, experts and officials grappled with helping residents understand the benefits of—and put their trust in—new urban technologies.
Mexican architect Alberto Kalach and environmental engineer Luis Urrutia restored around 22 acres of desolate beachfront, adding eco-villas that coexist with their natural surroundings.
The conference, a cross-industry event that was hosted in Seattle from April 30–May 3, is an outgrowth of the Living Building Challenge certification program.
Two years of collaborative planning produced a $6.3 million renewal of the rural city’s four-acre civic square and main streets.
Metropolis speaks to six firms and individuals who are shaping the city's built environment and design scene.
At a recent Metropolis Think Tank in Chicago, architects and developers explored the immense benefits of crossing social and cultural boundaries when planning new neighborhoods.
Metropolis speaks with the PDC's executive director Justin Garrett Moore and deputy executive director Keri Butler about their top priorities, initiatives, and awards program.