January 28, 2022
9 Stories About Design at the Olympics
Over the years, Metropolis has paid close attention to the architecture and design of the Olympic games because these international mega events offer insight into the state of design globally. We have explored the Games’ rich graphic design history, pored over splashy stadia designed by the biggest names in architecture, and we have taken a critical look at the mixed impact of the games on the urban fabric of their host cities. Perhaps most importantly, we have explored how the games could be designed to be more sustainable, by reusing existing infrastructure, avoiding mass evictions, and moving away from a paradigm of building massive projects that will be filled to capacity only once.
How a Long-dead Russian Artist Is Influencing Cultural Preservation Efforts in Ukraine
Nicholas Roerich was a renowned painter, architect, and writer whose namesake pact called on countries to protect works of art and sites of cultural heritage during wartime.
Who Was Pritzker Prize–winning Architect B.V. Doshi?
On January 24, celebrated Indian architect and 2018 Pritzker Prize winner Balkrishna Doshi passed away, leaving behind an illustrious 70-year architecture career.
Mary Dill Henry’s Life-long Search for the “Vital Forces” of Art and Technology
A newly resurfaced archive at the Illinois Institute of Technology reveals an artist always in motion.