The humble hoodie may have begun as a functional garment, but it has come to reflect the socio-economic and racial divides in contemporary society.
In the latest edition of Icon Minds, we hear from Sam Jacob, formerly one-third of FAT, on his creative path and the role architects play in society
This city hall pixellates local government, splitting its many functions into a mass of grey-glass cubes, which hold the possibility of endless reconfiguration
The Dutch designer's masks and coat hooks may appear absurd, but their commercial appeal has attracted a host of admirers, from Moustache to G-Star Raw
MVRDV's grand gesture in Rotterdam, architects' role in the war and Owen Hatherley's angle on the Walkie-Talkie caused a buzz among Icon readers this week
Ten years in the making, MVRDV's grand gesture in its home city wraps a grey slab of housing around a tasty filling
OMA’s massive wall of cantilevered tower blocks is a curious addition to a city already awash with empty office space.
The sculptures and furniture dreamed up in Joep van Lieshout’s Rotterdam studio are the imagined products of dark, violent and anarchic worlds: a vast slave city, a World War Three landscape or, in his latest works, a pre-industrial tribal community.
Winy Maas, a founder of Dutch firm MVRDV, believes in the kind of high-density urban living only skyscrapers can provide. He talks to Icon about his love of ”intensity architecture” and explains how the pixel will help architects reconcile individuals to collective living
The first European retrospective of Kahn’s work in 40 years makes Owen Hatherley wonder about the architect’s place in the pantheon.
Architect Ooze has tripled the floor space of a gable-fronted 1920s house with an extension that the building wears “like a hat”.