icon 088 / October 2010
Icon 088 is on sale now – and it’s not to be missed. With the London Design Festival approaching, our cover goes to our home city and London architects AOC. They talk about their immersive, allusive way of working with cities, and the significance of Mars Bars, maps and mini-gems. Still in London, we hunt down the best of 2010’s student design to bring you our own graduate show. And you can get the indispensable guide to the London Design Festival, the icon design trail, free with the issue.
Meanwhile, we go to Los Angeles to visit Michael Maltzan’s extraordinary new apartment building, a “machine for killing anonymity” designed to help homeless people off the city’s streets. And we interview Slovenian designer Nika Zupanc, who is using a dark-edged femininity to assault the “boy’s club” that is contemporary modernism. But can frills and flowers be revolutionary? From Mexico, we walk a pilgrims’ trail that is now graced by sculptures and installations by artists and architects including Ai Weiwei and Elemental. From heaven to hell – we also look at the psychic connections between British supermarket design and serial killers.
But that’s far from all. There are interviews with Noam Toran and Onkar Kular, Yves Béhar and Revital Cohen. Up front we’ve got new work from Shuhei Endo, Ineke Hans, Neutelings Riedijk, Raumlabor, David Rockwell, Universal Design Studio, EXYZT and Paisajes Emergentes. In Review there’s Inception, SodaStream, Raoul Moat, space architecture and the death of New York. That’s all in icon 088, the bumper October issue, out now.
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