Friday, 10 July 2009 11:29

Herzog & de Meuron

Long narrow courtyards and public paths intersect an ancient city and dominate the design of Herzog & de Meuron's latest art centre in Santa Cruz, Tenerife.

Thursday, 09 July 2009 10:52

Q&A: Iwan Baan

Baan is redefining architectural photography through his unique reportage-style images of the world's most celebrated buildings, creating a following of magazine editors and architects.

Published in News
Thursday, 04 June 2009 09:16

Matthew Darbyshire: Funhouse

Artist Matthew Darbyshire tells icon about his Hayward installation satirising New Labour’s colourfully malign influence on public architecture.

Published in NEWS
Wednesday, 17 December 2008 12:16

New cultural centre by Herzog & De Meuron

A contemporary art institute, a photography centre and a public library have all found a home in the Tenerife Arts Space (TEA) in Santa Cruz by Swiss architect Herzog & De Meuron.

Published in NEWS
Monday, 27 October 2008 16:08

The Bocconi Institute

Last week the winner of the World Architecture Festival was announced in the belly of the Barcelona Forum, possibly Herzog & de Meuron's worst building.

Published in NEWS
Thursday, 16 October 2008 11:02

Collecting architecture

There is a new breed of client who collects architecture like stamps. In Mongolia, Taiwan, South Africa and Brazil, private developers are commissioning big names and hot young practices by the dozen to build huge, diverse developments.

Published in ICON 060 | June 2008
Thursday, 07 August 2008 08:41

Caixa Forum

A decade ago Herzog & de Meuron started turning an old brick power station on the Thames into an art museum. The Swiss architects have just done the same thing in Madrid, but the Caixa Forum couldn’t be more different from Tate Modern.

Published in Architecture
Saturday, 24 March 2007 08:29

De Young Museum | icon 031 | January 2006

An earthquake brought Herzog and de Meuron to San Francisco, and the building they have given the city looks like the remnant of a lost civilisation.

Only in America could you find a museum on an eight-lane highway. But then many things about the Walker Art Centre, in Minneapolis, will surprise a European sensibility.

Published in ICON 025 | July 2005
Friday, 23 March 2007 08:43

Herzog & de Meuron | icon 023 | May 2005

On the corner of Karl Marx Strasse and Juri Gagarin Strasse sits a fairytale castle of a building.

Published in ICON 023 | May 2005

Suddenly America is building some of the world’s most exciting architecture. So what’s happening in the land of the mall?

Herzog & de Meuron is going through what might be described as a wilfully eccentric phase in its work. The buildings completing around now are incredibly difficult to classify or to place in any context other than as steps on an artistic journey that has no equal or equivalent in contemporary architecture, but will increasingly polarise critics and fans alike.

Thursday, 22 March 2007 08:15

Jacques Herzog | icon 009 | January 2004

Jacques Herzog's lecture left the London architecture scene in a swoon last month. This was the biggest gig I have ever seen by an architect in London, and Herzog could have packed out the capacious Union Chapel in Islington twice over, judging by the people looking for spare tickets outside, and the queues stretching along the street.

Wednesday, 21 March 2007 06:34

Exhibit eh? | icon 001 | April 2003

Architectural exhibitions have become hollow, detached and lacking in curatorial drive.

Published in ICON 001 | April 2003