Thomas Heatherwick’s love-hate relationship with the British press has taken a bitter turn of late. But, with a host of landmark projects about to be launched across the world, he is no mood to take a step back. For Icon 173, James McLachlan caught up with the multifaceted artist, architect and designer.
The £13m redesign will see the museum, the largest of its type in the world, closed for 2 years for a wholescale rearrangement
Surrounded by a Piet Oudolf garden, the London-based designer's new building is one of the most sensitive, meticulously-refined centres commissioned by Maggie's yet.
A 'fast track for beauty' proposed by the Beauty Commission is troubling – but a focus on community is worth celebrating. It's time for practical, nationwide action to make the built environment work for everyone, says Public Practice
Art, architecture and engineering merged to create a minimal “ribbon of steel” that bridges the two banks of the Thames by London’s St Paul’s Cathedral
One of South Korea's biggest bands is part of a new art project that has the potential to create a new harmony between art and pop
The designer tells Icon how she used bold colours and biophilia to enliven a new public space at Broadgate
In the modern city, God is found in the most unlikely places, from warehouses to bingo halls. These new religious buildings add fascinating layers to the urban experience
The Covent Garden we know today is the direct result of successful community activism. So how did it become so horrible?
This year's Gingerbread City launched at Somerset House with the usual competition – and a big reveal for 2020
As the festive season gets into full swing, we pick out a selection of the best design-led installations around the capital
Separate entrances for low-income residents have become a potent symbol of London’s social apartheid, writes Priya Khanchandani
Multiple reports have warned of the loss of creative subjects in school curriculums – meet the people working to keep design education alive
The city’s booming population has sparked experiments in micro-homes, shared space and cohousing. But how close do we want to get?
John Jervis looks at the design that propelled Tom Dixon to world domination – and earned him the grudging admiration of his peers
October's issue explores London from the tourist-trap centre to the edgelands where the city crumbles away
Amin Taha tells Icon about his battle to save his Clerkenwell Close studio and home from demolition, as part of the Icon Minds series
As Boris Johnson becomes prime minister, look back at this piece on his trail of failure and fiasco as London mayor