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Urban Sun installation claims to ‘clean’ public spaces of coronavirus

Aimed at enabling outdoor gatherings, the Studio Roosegaarde project cites effects of far-UVC light

Design
04.03.21

In the design world, sustainability is too often skin deep

Companies are greenwashing their outside faces, but underneath lurks rampant unsustainable practices few are looking at

Opinion
04.03.21

Architects Davidsson Tarkela completes Kuopio Museum in Finland

The Helsinki-based practice undertook a major restoration and extension project to establish a new kind of cultural complex in the Finnish city

Buildings
03.03.21

Latvian pharmacy designed with facade of green crosses

In Riga, local practice Substance created a statement building that playfully expresses its function

Buildings
02.03.21

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Helsinki-based practice Architects Davidsson Tarkela has completed a major renovation and extension of the Kuopio Museum in the Finnish city…
Helsinki-based practice Architects Davidsson Tarkela has completed a major renovation and extension of the Kuopio Museum in the Finnish city of Kuopio. The extension functionally and programmatically connects the existing Kuopio Museum of Cultural History, the Museum of Natural History, and the city’s library. The design of the new structure is envisioned as a gate – an entrance to a new kind of museum and cultural complex. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photograph: Marko Huttunen . . #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 #kuopio #finland #finnisharchitecture #museumarchitecture #facade
 
  
 
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 4 Mar
  
Dutch architecture firm @mecanoo_ – in collaboration with MAYU Architects – has completed the Tainan Public Library as a symbolic…
Dutch architecture firm @mecanoo_ – in collaboration with MAYU Architects – has completed the Tainan Public Library as a symbolic temple to the Taiwanese city’s culture. The library contains over a million books, as well as art, music and film. A red sculptural staircase intersects all levels of the building. Read the full story by @ewaeffiom on our website now. Photograph: Ethan Lee (@nevermind1107) . . #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 #library #libraryarchitecture #tainan #mecanoo #staircase #staircasedesign
 
  
 
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 2 Mar
  
Vallet de Martinis Architectes (@vallet.de.martinis.architectes) has completed two school complexes in the northern French town of Noyon. Each complex –…
Vallet de Martinis Architectes (@vallet.de.martinis.architectes) has completed two school complexes in the northern French town of Noyon. Each complex – hosting both nursery and primary school classes – is defined by a pair of single-storey buildings clad in local brick. The architecture is designed to contribute positively to the surrounding townscape as well as provide optimum environments for pupils and teachers. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photograph: Charly Broyez (@charly.broyez) . . #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 #schooldesign #france #noyon #schoolarchitecture #redbrick #valletdemartinis
 
  
 
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Madrid-based architecture practice @frpo.es has designed Estación San José, a new mixed-use building in the Mexican city of Toluca clad…
Madrid-based architecture practice @frpo.es has designed Estación San José, a new mixed-use building in the Mexican city of Toluca clad in shimmering perforated metal. The site of the project was originally a car park, but the owner wanted to create a multi-purpose structure that could become a cultural and economic hub for the city, featuring public spaces, shops, co-working offices and a roof garden. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photograph: Luis Gallardo / LGM Studio . . #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 #toluca #mexico #mexicanarchitecture #perforatedmetal #frpo
 
  
 
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Balčytis Studija has completed the Vilkaviškis Bus Station in Lithuania, designed both as a piece of transport infrastructure and as…
Balčytis Studija has completed the Vilkaviškis Bus Station in Lithuania, designed both as a piece of transport infrastructure and as a social hub. Instead of removing the trees that were on the plot before development, the design incorporated them, where they punctuate the project's sheltered public space, rising through holes cut into the concrete roof to accommodate them. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photography: Norbert Tukaj (@norberttukaj) . . #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 #lithuania #vilkaviskis #balčytisstudija #concrete #trees #treesofinstagram
 
  
 
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For its ‘Shared’ capsule – the second iteration of the brand’s new genderless line – @stellamccartney has collaborated with Japanese…
For its ‘Shared’ capsule – the second iteration of the brand’s new genderless line – @stellamccartney has collaborated with Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara. The capsule is interpreted through the spirit of resistance and rebelliousness of Nara’s work, featuring his illustrations of animalistic children and rallying phrases including ‘We are punks!’, ‘Change the history’ and ‘Don’t waste another day’ . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #design #designdaily #designer #designlife #designblog #designinspiration #designed #designinspo #designlovers #instadesign #designculture #design_only #designsponge #stellamccartney #fashion #illustration #yoshitomonara #fashioncollaboration #tshirtdesign #style #fashioncollection #StellaShared
 
  
 
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The World Photography Organisation (@worldphotoorg) has revealed the finalists in the Professional competition for the Sony World Photography Awards 2021.…
The World Photography Organisation (@worldphotoorg) has revealed the finalists in the Professional competition for the Sony World Photography Awards 2021. In the Architecture and Design category, the finalist Frank Machalowski (@frankmachalowski) captured this multi-exposure image of Walter Gropius’s Masters’ Houses in Dessau, Germany . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #architecturalphotography #buildingdesign #architecturephoto #archdaily #architecturephotography #architecture #archigram #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #designlovers #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #instaarchitecture #curated_archi #architectureanddesign #instadesign #doubleexposure #multipleexposure #bauhaus #dessau #waltergropius #sonyworldphotographyawards
 
  
 
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Paris-based rotunno justman architects (@rotunno_justman) has transformed a space in a concrete former sawdust warehouse in Pantin into a photography…
Paris-based rotunno justman architects (@rotunno_justman) has transformed a space in a concrete former sawdust warehouse in Pantin into a photography studio for the creative company @marlowe.paris. A curved cyclorama has been designed to fit into the existing space and organises, by its shape, the different spaces that overlook it. Furniture throughout the project is crafted from reclaimed wood. Photograph: Manfredi Gioacchini (@manfredigioacchini) . . #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 #minimalism #paris #pantin #interiordesign #adaptivereuse #photostudio #creativespace
 
  
 
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Japanese architecture practice Suppose Design Office (@suppose_design_office) has completed a concrete public toilet structure at Sendagaya Station in Tokyo that…
Japanese architecture practice Suppose Design Office (@suppose_design_office) has completed a concrete public toilet structure at Sendagaya Station in Tokyo that appears to hover above the ground. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photograph: Kenta Hasegawa (@kentahasegawa) . . #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 #tokyo #japanesearchitecture #concrete #concretearchitecture #minimalistarchitecture #tokyoarchitecture
 
  
 
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A major new contemporary art museum has opened in Cáceres, Spain. Designed by Tuñón Arquitectos (@tunonarquitectos), the Museum of Contemporary…
A major new contemporary art museum has opened in Cáceres, Spain. Designed by Tuñón Arquitectos (@tunonarquitectos), the Museum of Contemporary Art Helga de Alvear (@museohelgadealvear) has been built to publicly exhibit artworks by more than 500 international artists – including Jenny Holzer and Anish Kapoor – which acclaimed gallerist Helga de Alvear has collected over 40 years. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photograph: Amores Pictures (@amorespictures) . . #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 #artmuseum #contemporaryartmuseum #caceres #extremadura #spain #museumarchitecture
 
  
 
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Casanova + Hernandez Architects has completed a large-scale public realm redevelopment project for the Albianian fishing village of Shiroka on…
Casanova + Hernandez Architects has completed a large-scale public realm redevelopment project for the Albianian fishing village of Shiroka on Shkodra Lake. The project, named Albanian Carpet, restores an open and inclusive public space along the waterfront, united and enhanced by decorative paving in black and white granite with patterns that reference the local design heritage of Albanian carpet weaving. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photograph: E Zhabjaku . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #architecturalphotography #architecturephoto #archdaily #architecture #archigram #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #designinspo #designlovers #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #instaarchitecture #curated_archi #architectureanddesign #instadesign #urbandesign #publicspace #albania #shiroka #shkodralake #aerialview #lakefront #landscapearchitecture
 
  
 
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Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter (@reiulframstadarkitekter) has completed Hotel 48°Nord (@hotel48nord) in Breitenbach, Alsace, eastern France. Perched on a hillside, the architecture…
Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter (@reiulframstadarkitekter) has completed Hotel 48°Nord (@hotel48nord) in Breitenbach, Alsace, eastern France. Perched on a hillside, the architecture of the ecotourism retreat is inspired by Scandinavian design. 14 hytte-like cabins are built on stilts, designed to be removable, so that the landscape remains preserved. Chestnut wood sourced from trees on the opposite hill clads all volumes, combined with large glazed openings. Photography: Florent Michel via @v2com_newswire . . #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 #hotel48nord #alsace #ecotourism #ecoretreat #reiulframstadarkitekter #sustainability
 
  
 
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Architecture

Architects Davidsson Tarkela completes Kuopio Museum in Finland

The Helsinki-based practice undertook a major restoration and extension project to establish a new kind of cultural complex in the Finnish city

Buildings
03.03.21

Latvian pharmacy designed with facade of green crosses

In Riga, local practice Substance created a statement building that playfully expresses its function

Buildings
02.03.21

Mecanoo designs inverted ziggurat structure for Tainan Public Library

Drawing from local heritage, the new library for Taiwan's oldest city is designed as a temple to culture

Buildings
01.03.21

Comment

Coronavirus and the City

Architects declared, when will designers?

How architects have allowed internment camps to fester

The quiet life must be heard

We need to treat data as a building material

Public Practice: It’s time for nationwide action on planning, not just high-level ambition

Hyper-gentrification in Berlin has transformed how the city functions

How the design of a building can help patients heal

What went wrong with Covent Garden?


Design

Urban Sun installation claims to ‘clean’ public spaces of coronavirus

Aimed at enabling outdoor gatherings, the Studio Roosegaarde project cites effects of far-UVC light

Design
04.03.21

Logomotive: a history of American railroad graphics

A new book surveys the design of railway graphics – from logos to advertising – in 20th-century US

Design
26.02.21

Public space restored in Albanian village with carpet-inspired design

In the fishing village of Shiroka, Casanova + Hernandez designed an inclusive public realm inspired by local carpet weaving 

Design
24.02.21

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Opinion

In the design world, sustainability is too often skin deep

Companies are greenwashing their outside faces, but underneath lurks rampant unsustainable practices few are looking at

Opinion
04.03.21

Amid a climate crisis, what does the ‘ideal city’ look like?

A new book showcases projects that contribute to more inclusive, sustainable and desirable cities. But does its optimism tackle the scale of the problem?

Opinion
19.02.21

Gyms are a crime against design

The commercial cult of the body is invading our urban spaces, argues Edwin Heathcote

Crimes Against Design
19.12.20

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