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An exploration into Scandinavia’s most remote architecture

From Iceland to Norway, building in remote rural spots requires an entirely different way of thinking – and a host of unusual challenges

Architecture
23.06.22

Yinka Ilori brings the feel-good factor back to London

Working in rainbow-bright colours and bold patterns, Yinka Ilori puts a welcome face on public spaces, giving the city back its sense of fun

Design
22.06.22

Peris+Toral’s modular apartments in a Barcelona suburb blur the boundaries between public and private spaces

A newly built housing complex in Barcelona offers residents a sensitively designed gradient from public to private space

Architecture
21.06.22

OMA announces completion of Taipei Performing Arts Center set to open later this year

Adding a striking landmark to Taipei, OMA's building at the city's vibrant Shilin Night Market is a place for new possibilities in performing arts

Architecture
20.06.22

Design

Yinka Ilori brings the feel-good factor back to London

Meet the practice developing photosynthetic textiles

Editor’s picks: 11 highlights from Milan Design Week

The Swedish creatives at the forefront of sustainable thinking

Philippe Starck reinvents iconic Medallion chair for Milan Design Week

Achromia by India Mahdavi is an exploration of form in the absence of colour

Matter by Norwegian Presence to showcase emerging talent at Milan Design Week 2022

Public sculpture on display in Riga invites visitors to explore outdoor art

Superflux uses myth-inspired installations to speculate on possible futures




Architecture

An exploration into Scandinavia’s most remote architecture

From Iceland to Norway, building in remote rural spots requires an entirely different way of thinking – and a host of unusual challenges

Architecture
23.06.22

Peris+Toral’s modular apartments in a Barcelona suburb blur the boundaries between public and private spaces

A newly built housing complex in Barcelona offers residents a sensitively designed gradient from public to private space

Architecture
21.06.22

OMA announces completion of Taipei Performing Arts Center set to open later this year

Adding a striking landmark to Taipei, OMA's building at the city's vibrant Shilin Night Market is a place for new possibilities in performing arts

Architecture
20.06.22

Cities

Mecanoo-designed Manchester district completes

In Nice, a new neighbourhood covered in plants emerges

‘Modernist Glade’ created in Milton Keynes by Hayatsu Architects and Tue Greenfort

‘15-minute city’ idea wins Obel Award

London’s Design District opens on Greenwich Peninsula

Paris plans first ‘zero-carbon’ neighbourhood

New book explores the cultural and social history of the London pub

South Kensington installations propose greener London

Social housing and the hopes of young Londoners: Ayo Akingbade’s A Glittering City


Design

ICON x Bolon

Interview: Bolon

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23.06.22

ICON x RAK Ceramics

Interview: RAK Ceramics

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23.06.22

Yinka Ilori brings the feel-good factor back to London

Working in rainbow-bright colours and bold patterns, Yinka Ilori puts a welcome face on public spaces, giving the city back its sense of fun

Design
22.06.22

Videos

ICON Minds: the future of the home

ICON Minds: the future of work

Sustainable design: Pentatonic x Snarkitecture talk recycled materials

Salone del Mobile: Tomas Alonso and Studio Brynjar & Veronika for Swarovski

New Nordic design

UK Construction Week

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Nendo’s Oki Sato

Keiichi Matsuda: Augmented Hyper-Reality


Opinion

Architecture, Cities, Helsinki, Scandinavian Design, wellbeing, urban, public spaces, ICON magazine

Why coastal cities should adapt their industrial harbours to contemporary public needs

Adapting and opening up urban harbours to contemporary needs is vital to improving resilience and wellbeing, says Hanna Harris

Opinion
11.03.22

Designers can – and should – have local impact

The pandemic has activated designers to expand their traditional roles – and we’re not going back, write Andrew Brown and Katherine Sacco

Opinion
20.01.22

We need to design AI systems free of bias and harm

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems can have damaging effects, especially on marginalised communities, says Sasha Constanza-Chock

Opinion
08.12.21

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