November's issue explores the links between the digital world and design, from connections made with our data to the designers taking on a surveillance society

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Tuesday, 03 September 2019 00:22

Icon 196: The London Issue

October's issue explores London from the tourist-trap centre to the edgelands where the city crumbles away

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The problem with waste is becoming ever more urgent: September's issue is dedicated to the people taking action now

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How architecture embraced performativity over functionality and blurred the boundaries between design and production

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We celebrate the the centenary of the design school with a look at the lesser known impact it had globally, its influence in Israel and its surprising relationship with Expressionism. Plus: our reviews of the Shed and the Design Museum's Kubrick exhibition

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This month's issue looks at the social impact of design and how much we value it

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Tuesday, 26 March 2019 16:37

Icon 191: Materials, Nature and Design

In this month's issue we find out about exciting new bio materials, buildings that breathe and the artist giving light a physical form

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Wednesday, 27 February 2019 09:46

Icon 190: Architecture, Memory and Identity

With the opening of David Adjaye's exhibition on Making Memory at the Design Museum, we explore the role of architecture in remembrance, discuss the power of memorials and look at how virtual reality is shaping identities. Plus: interviews with High Line architect Elizabeth Diller and designer Grace Wales Bonner.

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Monday, 28 January 2019 17:56

Icon 189: Mess, Maximalism and Creativity

We celebrate the return of maximalism and the creativity of mess, explore the architecture of dreams and speak to OMA's Ellen van Loon. Plus: experimental artist Nelly Ben Hayoun on hiring her doppelgänger and setting up a space orchestra

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Wednesday, 02 January 2019 09:24

Icon 188: Designing the Tropical

In this issue: the dark origins of tropical modernism. Plus Jamie Fobert, Martino Gamper in conversation with Alice Rawsthorn, revisiting Archigram, and how skateboarders experience architecture
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Friday, 30 November 2018 09:35

Icon 187: The Ends of the Earth

Inside the new issue: architecture in extreme climates, space-age dystopias, the towering task of social housing, David Rockwell’s Manhattan school, interviews with Shigeru Ban and Stefano Boeri, and more
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Monday, 29 October 2018 06:55

Icon 186: Rebuilding Motor City

Inside the new issue: a decade on from financial collapse, Detroit is reborn as a Unesco Design City. Plus: the new and improved Centre Point, an homage to Robert Venturi, Álvaro Siza's new China Design Museum, and more
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Thursday, 27 September 2018 10:09

Icon 185: A new frontier for design

Inside Icon 185: Are videogames the final frontier of design? Plus: 200 years of Thonet, Asemble's new Goldsmiths CCA gallery, the gentrification of Goldfinger's famous fortress and more

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Friday, 24 August 2018 11:25

Icon 184: The state of creative London

Inside the October issue: As a property crisis looms, how do the creative industries stack up? Plus: Danny Dorling on the future of housing, the architecture of Crossrail, and the rebirth of Kensington Olympia

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In this issue: How How Marina Tabassum is casting a new light on the urban mosque. Plus: Frida Kahlo at the V&A, the truth about the Venice Architecture Biennale, and our kitchens and bathrooms special

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In this issue: Wooden rollercoasters ride again; Brut, the melancholic design collective, Design Indaba 2018; and much more

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Monday, 27 February 2017 03:03

Icon 166: The city issue

In our latest issue, Santiago Calatrava unveils plans for a major new development in London, while Tom Dyckhoff asks if cash has killed the city

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In our latest issue, we look at how Barber & Osgerby’s consultancy arm is reinventing the design business model and meet Grafton Architects, the curators of the next Venice Architecture Biennale

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Monday, 09 January 2017 15:35

Icon 164: Studio Swine

In our latest issue, we profile London-based duo Studio Swine, design explorers who discover beauty in ocean plastic, human hair and a lost Amazonian city ...

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Monday, 05 December 2016 00:40

Icon 163: Downward curve

In our latest issue, we visit AL_A's beguiling Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon, and consider whether the era of gratuitous shapemaking architecture is finally over

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