Thursday, 01 October 2015 00:00

Icon 149: Home

“Home” is a hard concept to pin down in design terms, but in our new issue – available now – we try to do just that, looking at Barbara Bestor’s Dutch woonerf in LA, modernist villages in Essex and the details that bring a house to life

Published in Comment
Friday, 21 August 2015 00:00

Center Parcs: The paradise machine

Center Parcs has become a commercial phenomenon since the first camp opened nearly 50 years ago. But it still owes much to the original vision of the “villa in the forest” – an unlikely fusion of Dutch modernist ideals and Catholic moral conservatism

Published in Features
Tuesday, 04 August 2015 00:00

The miniature chair

The modernist dream has gone badly awry when the only way to make good design “affordable” is to render it entirely pointless

Published in Crimes Against Design
Saturday, 01 August 2015 10:47

The Non Conformist chair

Few objects show Eileen Gray’s playful, human approach to modernism better than this asymmetrical chair – an elegant response to the restlessness of a seated figure

Published in Icon of the Month
Thursday, 02 July 2015 00:00

Team 10 East

Eastern Europe’s dissenters against the Corbusian orthodoxy have been unjustly overlooked, finds Agata Pyzik

Published in Review
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 00:00

Morag Myerscough

The graphic artist and placemaker reveals her plan to move an icon of postwar Californian modernism to north London and fill it with Mexican folk art and Barry White albums ...

Published in Five Most Wanted
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 00:00

Icon 145: Leisure

Our new issue (out on 4 June) celebrates the arrival of summer, with FAT and Grayson Perry’s House for Essex, Ooze Architects’ King’s Cross swimming pond, the surprising modernist history of Center Parcs and Bruno Drummond’s Cedric Price-inspired photo essay

Published in Comment
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 10:48

The architecture of London Zoo

The history of London Zoo's architecture is a record of our changing attitudes to nature and animal welfare, as grand aesthetic statements have been replaced by unobtrusive habitats that create the illusion of freedom and authenticity, says Charles Holland

Published in Features

An exhibition of modernist architecture traces the triumphs and contradictions of post-colonial nation-building in central and sub-Saharan Africa

Published in GALLERY
Monday, 16 February 2015 00:00

Autoban

The Turkish duo say their modernist hotels and restaurants have shaken up Istanbul social life. Now they are coming to London

Published in News
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 15:58

Alvar Aalto: Second Nature

A superb exhibition in Weil am Rhein dispels the myth of Aalto as a Finnish romantic. His was a modernism without borders, writes Tim Abrahams

Published in Review
Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:00

Adventures of the Black Square

A densely packed exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery takes a Kazimir Malevich's painting as its starting point to assess the history of abstraction and its political undercurrents, says Jessica Mairs

Published in Review
Monday, 19 January 2015 16:23

Sérgio Bernardes

A documentary explores the radical designs that made Brazilian modernist, playboy and Niemeyer contemporary Sérgio Bernardes a star and the controversial affiliations that eventually left him bankrupt and forgotten, says Arthur Thompson

Published in Review
Thursday, 15 January 2015 16:09

Architecture of Independence

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein
20 February – 22 May 2015

Published in Diary
Thursday, 15 January 2015 00:00

Denys Lasdun: Anatomy of a Building

The Royal College of Physicians was the building that propelled Denys Lasdun into the big time. Charles Holland diagnoses the causes of its success

Published in Review
Thursday, 06 November 2014 00:00

The Promise

An exhibition on the role of art in reimagining the city is at its strongest when it sticks to home turf, says Hannah Gregory

Published in Review
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 09:34

Kazimir Malevich at Tate Modern

Tate Modern's retrospective captures the exuberance of an artist too busy running his own revolution to be tied down by party doctrine, finds Agata Pyzik

Published in Review

The Anatomy of a Building, a retrospective of the architect's work, opens today at his grade I-listed RCP building

Published in GALLERY
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 10:57

Beyond the Supersquare

Claire Barliant salutes a brave and overdue attempt to unravel the legacy of modernist architecture in Latin America, but the theme is too tangled for just one show

Published in Review

This year’s British Pavilion was FAT’s final project. Here, founding director Sam Jacob recalls how the practice trawled archives and attics to piece together the history of British modernism, and attempt to reclaim it for the present day

Published in Features
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