Birdsong and a forest of plants greet you as you enter the Aktipis flower shop in Patras, Greece. Athens-based architect Point Supreme has brought the florist back to basics with its first project on home turf.

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
Wednesday, 21 May 2008 00:00

MVRDV in Tokyo

MVRDV has added to the shiny parade of contemporary architecture lining Omotesando, Tokyo’s best-known shopping street.

Saturday, 12 January 2008 01:01

MVRDV in Tokyo

MVRDV has added to the shiny parade of contemporary architecture lining Omotesando, Tokyo’s best-known shopping street.
Published in NEWS
Wednesday, 22 August 2007 10:33

MVRDV "Roof City" | icon 047 | May 2007

A splice of rural village and urban penthouse, the Didden Village "roof city" is the latest housing innovation to come from Dutch architects MVRDV.? The project comprises three individual pitched-roof houses and a courtyard for chickens and trees, perched on top of a roof in the centre of Rotterdam.

Published in ICON 047 | May 2007
Monday, 26 March 2007 04:04

MVRDV | icon 036 | June 2006

“How can you beat them?” asks Winy Maas of MVRDV rhetorically. He is setting out the battleground of contemporary architecture like a general plotting the response to an invasion.

Published in ICON 036 | June 2006
Wednesday, 21 March 2007 10:51

Informed Ambiguity | icon 001 | April 2003

A new architectural paradigm is emerging; one that takes notions of the everyday and the uncanny and gives them form. But can an architecture concerned with ambiguity ever produce a coherent movement?

Published in ICON 001 | April 2003
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