In Icon’s ruins issue (Icon 105, March 2012), we accompany the Architectural Association’s Unknown Fields Division on a trip to the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Animator and filmmaker Jonathan Gales was also on the trip, and made this short film with his studio Factory Fifteen from footage shot in Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
Icon's parent company, Media 10, has acquired 100% Design, which runs alongside the London Design Festival and William Knight, former deputy director of LDF, is the new man in charge
Solitary, decaying and useless, London’s favourite derelict building stands proud and aloof amid legal wranglings, property speculation and the soulless transformation of its surroundings. For the “Ruins” issue, we made Battersea Power Station our Icon of the Month.
Zaha Hadid Architects has completed a sinuous, fluid office building in the south of France which attempts to alter our expectations of towers.
This London duo’s fixation with the art of creation is challenging the notion that product designers should focus on the end result.
Bernard Tschumi’s interpretation centre in Burgundy on the site of a legendary Roman siege is invisible from the town above.
Thomas Heatherwick will be hosting an evening talk at the Victoria and Albert Museum on Friday 11 May and 100 tickets have been reserved exclusively for Icon readers.
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