Thursday, 04 January 2018 17:39

Ian Nairn: Modern Buildings in London

This heady, informative guide shows Nairn at the pithy peak of his powers, before disillusionment and drink began to blunt his prose

Published in Icon of the Month
Thursday, 15 January 2015 14:33

Rafael Viñoly's grotesque imposition

The Walkie-Talkie tower's jarring distortion of the City skyline adds to general unease about Britain's financial heart, says Owen Hatherley

Published in Comment
Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00

Ian Nairn: Words in Place

Charles Holland on why we should remember the brilliant, melancholy critic with unpredictable enthusiasms

Published in Review
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 15:11

Icon 129: Airports

This month’s issue is devoted to ‘Airports’, from Studio Fuksas’s vast terminal in Shenzhen, to Pereira & Luckman, inventors of jet-age modernism and designers of LAX. We also look at how Hella Jongerius and FutureBrand, among others, have created national identities at 30,000ft up in the air. Plus the latest products and furniture from Scandinavia in this month's design report.

Published in NEWS
Friday, 22 March 2013 10:39

Jonathan Meades - Museum without walls

A collection of essays and film scripts by the critic, novelist and documentary maker leads Charles Holland to test the truth of the saying, “the style is the man”.

Published in Review