Icon invited 14 of the UK's most promising student designers to fill an east London power station with elegant designs, inventive solutions and even a pretend restaurant.


Gallery: Iwan Baan 02 February 2012

Iwan Baan is a global nomad, restlessly travelling the world documenting new projects by the world’s most distinguished architects. Last year, he clocked up 190,000 air miles shooting projects by Herzog & de Meuron, OMA and Steven Holl, among others. Here are the stories behind Baan’s best shots of 2011.

For Icon's 100th issue, we asked cover stars from the past eight years to send us their best wishes in a birthday card. Here's the whole collection, including cards by Peter Eisenman, Matali Crasset, Atelier Van Lieshout, Daniel Eatock, Ben van Berkel and more.

The Office Park 03 March 2010

The Office Park is a series of photographs by Nicholas Cobb depicting mysterious happenings in a suburban business park

In 1968 Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi took a class of Yale architecture students to Las Vegas. Here are the snapshots from the now famous trip.

Our fond look back at designer Dominic Wilcox’s Heath Robinson-esque “Lost Sketchbook” illustrations.

We go behind (and under) the scenes at Cape Town’s Green Point Stadium

In the current issue of icon (issue 081) we take an alternative view of Europe’s fastest-growing city. Here is a gallery of images taken by the photographer for the piece, Istanbul native Ali Taptik.

Gallery: Atelierdorp 16 December 2009

In the January issue of icon we are covering the Atelierdorp, a design collective squatting in a church in Eindhoven. Raoul Kramer captured its life at the Pastoor van Arskerk for the feature  – here are some of the photographs we didn’t have space for in the magazine.

When we profiled Aitor Throup in the November issue of icon, we promised you a gallery of his illustrations. Here are a few that he selected from his sketchbooks, complete with his notes.

World Peace City is Guatemalan artist Edgar Gonzalez’s Utopian vision of a city. The piece is made up of 300 individual drawings to date, each completed on Gonzalez’s commute from Brooklyn, where he now lives, to Manhattan, where he works as a bartender.

Down a narrow Lisbon alley, a very literate graffiti artist sprays his own hall of fame.

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