Thursday, 01 March 2012 10:06

Senju Museum by Ryue Nishizawa

Ryue Nishizawa has brought the outside indoors to create several new “worlds” in which to showcase the art work of a Japanese master.

Published in News
Thursday, 18 August 2011 16:48

Wim Wenders

The vast, empty landscapes of the filmmaker’s photographs are an appropriately still counterpart to his films.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 14:55

Profile: Dan Graham

Dan Graham has built more than 50 mirrored pavilions around the world. The culturally omnivorous artist and critic talks us through these ethereal, disorientating objects, which have influenced architects from SANAA to Herzog & de Meuron.

Published in Features
Monday, 08 November 2010 09:31

Venice Biennale 2010

As the 2010 Biennale winds up over in Venice, Kieran Long asks where the old-fashioned troublemaking was in Kazuyo Sejima’s good-taste, tranquilising exhibition.

Published in Review
Thursday, 08 July 2010 12:34

SANAA's Rolex Learning Centre

Walking through the Rolex Learning Centre is like being inside a pinball machine. The building summons you on circuitous routes, propelling you around islands and dropping you into holes.

Published in Features
Thursday, 01 April 2010 08:38

Issue 083 is out now

At the heart of the jam-packed May issue of icon – out now – is a cable-car in Caracas. Urban Think Tank’s dramatic new transport link climbs a mountainside to connect a neglected slum with the centre of the Venezuelan capital

Published in NEWS
Wednesday, 17 February 2010 14:01

SANAA’s Rolex Learning Centre opens in Lausanne

The highly anticipated Rolex Learning Centre by Japanese practice SANAA opens to the public on Monday, but the press got a preview today. Here’s a peek at SANAA’s most prestigious European project to date.

Published in News
Monday, 14 December 2009 11:58

SANAA's Summer Pavilion

SANAA’s Summer Pavilion next to the Serpentine Gallery in London is like a giant spill of quicksilver, spreading between the trees of Kensington Gardens.

Friday, 10 July 2009 08:40

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by SANAA

On Sunday the Serpentine gallery opens its summer pavilion to the public. This year it’s designed by Japanese architect SANAA, the firm’s first commission in the UK.

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Japanese architect SANAA's store for fashion designer Derek Lam in New York is fashion's take on the peep show's number one rule, "look but don't touch".
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The Serpentine Gallery in London has announced the design of this year’s summer folly by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA.
Published in NEWS
Monday, 23 February 2009 12:45

Villa Alta

“I wanted it to look like a house made by a kid,” muses architect Johannes Norlander of the Villa Alta. “A kid who was kind of, ‘Fuck the context.’ You know?”

Tuesday, 27 March 2007 06:34

SANAA | icon 044 | February 2007

Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, together known as SANAA, speak with one mind.

The Zeche Zollverein in Essen, Germany, is a Jurassic Park of Bauhaus architecture.

On Omotesando-dori, architecture and consumption come together like nowhere else on earth. Along this tree-lined avenue, and in the backstreets of the Aoyama district that it bisects, are dozens of contemporary palazzi, built not by wealthy, cultured citizens, but by global fashion houses. Oxford Street, the Champs Elysées and Madison Avenue look tired by comparison.