World Architecture Day is just around the corner on 1 October, featuring a huge range of talks and discussions between leading industry figures, all taking place at Cannon Place, London. Here, we speak to the event's programme director Michael Hammond about what we can expect from its inaugural year. Readers of Icon can get 2 for 1 tickets.
It has been a space for creativity and invention, a venue for secret war-time activities and a snub to the architectural establishment, but the enduring appeal of the shed lies in its simplicity.
Madrid-based architect Juan Herreros sees this no-frills holiday home in rural Spain as an animal occupying but not transforming the landscape.
Formafantasma has collaborated with Fendi on a range of primitive-looking tools and furniture that seeks to explore the tactile qualities of leather
Making WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing tells the story of the l970s
countercultural magazine. WET's founder Leonard Koren once said
that even he didn't know what 'gourmet bathing' meant but, as Steve Parnell
explains, it had more to do with architecture than you might expect.
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A US economist thinks he has found a way to bring prosperity and opportunity to developing countries by creating entirely new autonomous cities, run by foreign governments and based around a charter of “good rules”. The president of Honduras wants to make the idea a reality. But could they ever be good places to live?
As London Design Festival approaches, Icon goes behind the scenes to visit the factories where glossy products are prototyped and manufactured. In this issue we travelled all over Europe to see the places and meet the people responsible for these complicated and fascinating processes.
London Design Festival begins this Friday. We recommend Trust Us – a symposium at the V&A’s Hochhauser Auditorium on 15 September. The free one-day event explores the relationships between institutions and architects and is led by architects and thinkers including Alfredo Brillembourg of Urban-Think Tank and Eyal Weizman.
This month Studio Gang unveils a major exhibition in Chicago, Vienna's MAK looks at the design of everyday items, the Metropolitan Museum in New York celebrates the influence of Andy Warhol, Detroit hosts a 48-hour screening that examines the city's image and London Design Festival kicks off in the capital.
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