Monday, 06 April 2020 12:30

Coronavirus and the City

As the Covid-19 pandemic turns seething metropoles into virtual ghost-towns, what might the post-lockdown city look like?

Published in Comment
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 10:05

The bodies that built New York

The wasteland buildings of 1970s New York, finds Ivan Lopez Munuera, were re-activated by the human body. They became nightclubs and bathhouses for the emerging gay scene – and amid the sweat and steam was born an aesthetic that would change urban living everywhere.

Published in Features

The One World Trade Center might be the most expensive skyscraper in history, but the mighty concrete tower is also one of the safest and most sustainable

Published in Buildings

Although guilty of priortising text over exhibit, AMO's ambitious Guggenheim exhibition Countryside, the Future carries some important warnings, finds Tim Abrahams.

Published in Features

Art Deco had its heyday in the 1920s and 1930s and was a modern interpretation of neoclassical style 

Published in Movements

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.

Published in Features

A retrospective covering the life of Irish designer, architect and artist Eileen Gray is set to open in New York. Icon spoke to the exhibition's curator, Cloé Pitiot, to find out more

Published in News

Louis Kahn is widely recognised as one of the greatest architects of the twentieth century, known for his monolithic concrete buildings around the world

Published in Architects

A new forum aimed at bringing conversations about architecture closer to the public will launch with a series of discussions on data, identity and spacial thinking

Published in News

Conversions and refurbs that use heritage to their advantage

Published in Features

Creating stuctures mainly for their Instagram impact is a frustrating trend in architecture

Published in Comment

Critics were generally not impressed, but a few locals and tourists couldn't get enough of its views designed for selfies

Published in Comment

Elizabeth Diller, founding partner of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, best known for work on New York’s High Line, speaks to Icon about activism and architecture

Published in Features
Friday, 06 April 2018 12:08

Bodys Isek Kingelez at the MoMA

Museum of Modern Art, New York

66 May 2018 - 21 October 2018

Published in Diary
Friday, 06 April 2018 11:43

NYCxDESIGN (including ICFF)

Various locations, New York City

11 May 2018 - 23 May 2018

Published in Diary

Christopher Scoates joins the MAD in New York as Director after a stint at Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum in Michigan.

Published in News

The curator of this major exhibition at New York’s Cooper Hewitt tells us about the thinking behind the show and some of its highlights

Published in News

Forty years ago, poverty, crime and de-industrialisation nearly killed off the West’s major cities. Today, an abundance of cash threatens to do a similar thing

Published in Features

The Met Fifth Avenue
4 May — 4 September 2017

Published in Diary

Most medical schools are fit only for cadavers. Diller Scofidio + Renfro has injected a sense of life into the typology with a tower of morphing, cascading spaces in Manhattan

Published in Features
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