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Breathing Pavilion by Ekene Ijeoma creates a space of sanctuary in Brooklyn

The illuminated installation encourages communal calm and hope amid crisis

Design
14.04.21

Tom Dixon launches new designs ‘virtually’ in Milan

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Salone del Mobile, the British designer hosts '24 Hours in Milan'

Design
13.04.21

Mexican practice turns underloved library into colourful community hub

The Héctor Caballero Library project is part of a programme run by Proyecto Reacciona which transforms local libraries using participatory design

Buildings
12.04.21

The London projects ‘decentring’ architecture

A wave of recent neighbourhood-based projects demonstrates an architectural shift away from traditional form-making to embrace reuse and participation

Architecture
12.04.21

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Safdie Architects to expand Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

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SANAA's la samaritaine plans to open its doors to parisians and visitors before the summer

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Het Nieuwe Instituut appoints Aric Chen as general and artistic director

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Embodied Carbon and the Aesthetics of an Ecological Age

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Globalisation, urbanity, the pandemic and more explored at MAAT Lisbon show

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Colombian architecture studio Colab-19 (@colab19_arq) delivered a temporary cross-shaped church structure for the Easter weekend in Bogotá. Named Alhambra’s Cross,…
Colombian architecture studio Colab-19 (@colab19_arq) delivered a temporary cross-shaped church structure for the Easter weekend in Bogotá. Named Alhambra’s Cross, the structure was devised in response to restrictions on religious gatherings due to the Covid-19 pandemic and rising case numbers across Colombia. Made using a recycled formwork system – typically used to cast concrete slabs for construction – the open-air 'interior' is shaped by white mosquito nets. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photography: Alberto Roa (@albertoroaphoto)/David Carretero . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #architecturalphotography #buildingdesign #architecturephoto #archdaily #architecturephotography #architecture #archigram #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #designinspo #designlovers #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #instaarchitecture #curated_archi #architectureanddesign #instadesign #bogota #temporaryarchitecture #popuparchitecture #popupchurch #pandemiclife
 
  
 
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 6 Apr
  
Team BLDG (@team__bldg) has transformed an old bathhouse in Xiamen into a new Buddhism-inspired exhibition hall and studio. The enigmatic,…
Team BLDG (@team__bldg) has transformed an old bathhouse in Xiamen into a new Buddhism-inspired exhibition hall and studio. The enigmatic, sandalwood-yellow art space prioritises surface, volume and light – and is organised around a large magnolia tree. Read the full story by @riyawriter on our website now (link in bio). Photography: Jonathan Leijonhufvud (@jonathan.leijonhufvud) . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #architecturalphotography #buildingdesign #architecturephoto #archdaily #architecturephotography #architecture #archigram #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #designinspo #designlovers #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #instaarchitecture #curated_archi #architectureanddesign #instadesign #exhibitionspace #xiamen #adaptivereuse #interiordesign #skylight #artgallery
 
  
 
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Bevk Perović arhitekti has designed Slovenia's only purpose-built mosque for the country's Islamic community, which has been trying to secure…
Bevk Perović arhitekti has designed Slovenia's only purpose-built mosque for the country's Islamic community, which has been trying to secure land for the project for the past 40 years. Read the in-depth story now by @marwaelm_bark in our Spring issue (link in bio, select 'Latest issue' from menu and log in/register to view the digital mag for free). Photograph: David Schreyer . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #architecturalphotography #buildingdesign #architecturephoto #archdaily #architecturephotography #architecture #archigram #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #designinspo #designlovers #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #instaarchitecture #curated_archi #architectureanddesign #instadesign #ljubljana #mosque #mosquesofworld #mosquearchitecture #islamicarchitecture #slovenia
 
  
 
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 13 Apr
  
Fast fashion uses vast amounts of water, chemicals and energy to dye textiles. But three designers are working on innovative…
Fast fashion uses vast amounts of water, chemicals and energy to dye textiles. But three designers are working on innovative ways to circumvent the problem, using bacteria, fungi and electricity. In ICON's Spring issue, @riyawriter talks to @natsaiaudrey, Ilse Kremer and Lindsey Hanson to find out more. Read the full feature in our digital issue for free [link in bio, select 'Latest Issue' from menu]. Pictured: Bacteria-dyed silk textile by @faberfutures . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #design #designdaily #designer #designlife #designblog #designinspiration #designideas #designed #designinspo #designlovers #architectureanddesign #instadesign #designculture #design_only #designsponge #designmagazine #designmatters #textiledesign #textiledyeing #sustainabledesign #bacteriadye #faberfutures
 
  
 
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David Chipperfield Architects (@dca.london) has completed 11-19 Jane Street, a residential project in Greenwich Village, New York City. The six-storey,…
David Chipperfield Architects (@dca.london) has completed 11-19 Jane Street, a residential project in Greenwich Village, New York City. The six-storey, red brick building replaces a low-rise car park. In its design, the development draws inspiration from the local, historic, domestic architecture of the neighbourhood. Photograph: James Ewing (@jamesewingphoto)/JBSA . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #architecturalphotography #buildingdesign #architecturephoto #archdaily #architecturephotography #architecture #archigram #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #facade #designlovers #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #instaarchitecture #curated_archi #architectureanddesign #instadesign #newyork #nyc #davidchipperfield #greenwichvillage #westvillage #residentialarchitecture
 
  
 
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'To truly coexist with nature and end the destruction of our planet is a design challenge,' argues @parley.tv founder @cyrillgutsch.…
'To truly coexist with nature and end the destruction of our planet is a design challenge,' argues @parley.tv founder @cyrillgutsch. 'It means we have to leave behind toxic materials, systems and products whose damage we can’t justify any longer.' Read Gutsch's opinion piece on our website now (link in bio). Image: processing of ocean plastic waste undertaken by Parley . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #design #designdaily #designer #designlife #designblog #designinspiration #designed #instadesign #designculture #design_only #designsponge #parleyfortheoceans #cyrillgutsch #oceanplastic #plasticwaste #circulareconomy #sustainability #climatecrisis #climateemergency #recycling #plastic #oceanwaste
 
  
 
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4a Architekten (@4a_architekten_stuttgart) has completed the large-scale renovation of Mineralbad Berg in Stuttgart, the city's oldest mineral spa and swimming…
4a Architekten (@4a_architekten_stuttgart) has completed the large-scale renovation of Mineralbad Berg in Stuttgart, the city's oldest mineral spa and swimming baths. Most of its existing architecture was designed in the 1950s but was dilapidated; one of the biggest challenges for 4a was striking the right balance between preservation, renewal and additions. The new tiled wall in the bathing hall, developed in collaboration with Stuttgart artist Matthias Kohlmann, takes inspiration from original detailing while integrating new decoration. Read the story now on our website (link in bio). Photograph: Uwe Ditz (@uweditz) . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #architecturalphotography #architecturephoto #archdaily #architecturephotography #architecture #archigram #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #designinspo #designlovers #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #instaarchitecture #curated_archi #architectureanddesign #instadesign #interiordesign #restoration #swimmingpool #swimmingpooldesign #stuttgart #publicpool #midcenturymodern
 
  
 
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In the Bavarian town of Berching in Germany, local practice Kühnlein Architektur has delivered a new culture hall. Nestled in…
In the Bavarian town of Berching in Germany, local practice Kühnlein Architektur has delivered a new culture hall. Nestled in the heart of the historic old town, the culture hall project includes a new outdoor public space and a redesigned riverside. With a steep gabled roof, the new building reinterprets the vernacular language of traditional barns for contemporary purposes. The timber used to construct the building came exclusively from the town’s own forest. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photograph courtesy of Kühnlein Architektur . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #architecturalphotography #buildingdesign #architecturephoto #archdaily #architecturephotography #architecture #archigram #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #designinspo #designlovers #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #instaarchitecture #curated_archi #architectureanddesign #instadesign #locallysourced #timberarchitecture #kühnleinarchitektur #bavaria #kulturhalle
 
  
 
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'Time is the only resource we have'. In ICON's Spring issue, @tim.abrahams talks to acclaimed Indian architect @anupama_kundoo about utopias,…
'Time is the only resource we have'. In ICON's Spring issue, @tim.abrahams talks to acclaimed Indian architect @anupama_kundoo about utopias, experimentation, and practical idealism. Read the interview in our digital magazine now, available to download for free (link in bio, select 'Latest issue' from menu). Photograph: Kundoo's Shah House (2003) in Brahmangarh, featuring a vaulted roof of ceramic tubes made by local potters. Credit: Javier Callejas . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #architecturalphotography #buildingdesign #architecturephoto #archdaily #architecturephotography #architecture #archigram #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #designinspo #designlovers #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #instaarchitecture #curated_archi #architectureanddesign #anupamakundoo #tamilnadu #windowseat #homeinterior #homedesign #indianarchitecture
 
  
 
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In our latest issue, @flo_wb talks to design polymath @virgilabloh about architecture school, his approach to creativity, his ultimate design…
In our latest issue, @flo_wb talks to design polymath @virgilabloh about architecture school, his approach to creativity, his ultimate design mission, facing criticism and much more. Read the in-depth interview for free now (link in bio, select ‘Latest issue’ from menu). Portrait: Alessio Segala . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #design #designdaily #designer #designlife #designblog #designinspiration #designideas #designed #designinspo #designlovers #architectureanddesign #instadesign #designculture #design_only #designsponge #virgilabloh #offwhite #interview #supportyoungblackbusinesses
 
  
 
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A small library in the municipality of Santiago, Mexico, has been renovated by @proyecto.reacciona – a participatory design and architecture…
A small library in the municipality of Santiago, Mexico, has been renovated by @proyecto.reacciona – a participatory design and architecture organisation – to become a new, eye-catching community hub. The project is part of the Crear Comunidad (Create Community) programme, which aims to rehabilitate under-resourced libraries through citizen participation. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photograph: Héctor Padilla Ferraris . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #architecturalphotography #architecturephoto #archdaily #architecturephotography #architecture #archigram #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #designinspo #designlovers #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #instaarchitecture #curated_archi #architectureanddesign #instadesign #mexico #nuevoleon #library #librarydesign #participatorydesign #communityengagement #codesign
 
  
 
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At a busy intersection in Forest, a southern district of Brussels, a new cultural and sports complex by local practice…
At a busy intersection in Forest, a southern district of Brussels, a new cultural and sports complex by local practice @b_architecten has been delivered across two buildings, along with a new public space. The two buildings replace plots which had been left vacant since the construction of the nearby Albert metro station. Named Centr’Al, the complex comprises three sports halls, an auditorium, a restaurant and a roof garden, and is intended as an open, welcoming space for use by the local neighbourhood and wider city. Photograph: LUCID . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #architecturalphotography #buildingdesign #architecturephoto #archdaily #architecturephotography #architecture #archigram #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #designinspo #designlovers #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #instaarchitecture #curated_archi #architectureanddesign #instadesign #brussels #vorst #barchitecten #sportscenter #publicspace #publicarchitecture
 
  
 
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Architecture

Mexican practice turns underloved library into colourful community hub

The Héctor Caballero Library project is part of a programme run by Proyecto Reacciona which transforms local libraries using participatory design

Buildings
12.04.21

The London projects ‘decentring’ architecture

A wave of recent neighbourhood-based projects demonstrates an architectural shift away from traditional form-making to embrace reuse and participation

Architecture
12.04.21

Atelier Archiplein transforms disused factory into cultural centre in French Alps

The Alpex Cultural Centre project restores a historic building and uses locally sourced stone for an eye-catching extension

Buildings
07.04.21

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Design

Breathing Pavilion by Ekene Ijeoma creates a space of sanctuary in Brooklyn

The illuminated installation encourages communal calm and hope amid crisis

Design
14.04.21

Uncover Portuguese design at The Hotel Show Dubai 2021

Associative Design showcases ‘The Best of Portugal’ in the Middle East

Advertisement Feature
14.04.21

Fireplace technology that puts simplicity and control at your fingertips

Focus launches the gas Gyrofocus: an icon reinvented

Advertisement Feature
14.04.21

Videos

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Opinion

Ending the destruction of our planet is a design challenge

We need to leave behind toxic materials, systems and products whose damage we can’t justify any longer, argues Parley's Cyrill Gutsch

Opinion
05.04.21

Crimes Against Design: Downing Street’s briefing room

At a cost of £2.6m, the UK government's new press briefing room is nothing more than a vanity project, argues Matthew Ponsford

Crimes Against Design
31.03.21

No more new: why architecture’s future lies in the past

We have an urgent collective duty to retrofit and repurpose, argue Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd

Opinion
23.03.21

Digital Issue

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