Icon 110 is all about Boats. Our cover features Ole Scheeren’s floating cinema in Thailand and we profile the architect – best known for his work on Beijing’s CCTV building – and ask him about life after leaving OMA. British architect David Kohn has beached a boat on top of London’s Southbank Centre, and we also wonder what the new Cutty Sark and Titanic Belfast museums say about modern visitor attractions.
The theme of our July issue is ‘Maps’. Our cover features one of Stamen's Watercolor Maps, a beautiful, digital rendering that looks handmade; while the Center for Land Use Interpretation is creating a database of alternative American landmarks, from ghost towns to missile bases. Our Icon of the Month is the Global Positioning System (GPS), and we also look at the architecture of war rooms, in both fiction and fact, from Dr Strangelove to the present-day White House.
The February issue of Icon is devoted to ‘Food’. We look at the overlooked world of food design – why are there Alessi jugs and Starck lemon squeezers in MoMA’s design collection, but no Kinder Surprise eggs? – and at the architects and designers who ask important questions about why industrially produced food looks the way it does.
Design revolution is at the top of the agenda in icon 086, the August issue, which is in shops now. Jerszy Seymour and Gaetano Pesce, representatives of two different decades of radical design, set the world to rights in an incendiary conversation, and there's much else besides.
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