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A new community centre by Mæ Architects combines local history with sustainable design

Within a CLT structure, the Sands End Arts and Community Centre in south-west London aims to be an inclusive space for locals

Buildings
18.01.21

Mexico City concrete housing designed with undulating, irregular facade

Inspired by Mexican modernism, Young & Ayata collaborated with Michan Architecture to create an unexpected concrete apartment block

Buildings
15.01.21

Copper-clad rooftop volumes expand Berlin school

Sauerbruch Hutton's Berlin Metropolitan School extension includes a striking timber auditorium

Buildings
14.01.21

R for Repair: Singapore exhibition champions creatively fixing objects to reduce waste

Ten featured designers show the benefit of working with what exists, rather than creating anew

Design
13.01.21

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Tired of Zoom? (And time for cake?) Yo-Yo Machines, developed by @irs_goldsmiths, are DIY devices which enable playful forms of…
Tired of Zoom? (And time for cake?) Yo-Yo Machines, developed by @irs_goldsmiths, are DIY devices which enable playful forms of remote communication – from colourful light signals to rhythmic sounds – to connect those separated by the pandemic. The internet-connected devices come in pairs (one for you, one for your far-away friend) and can be built by people at home by following simple instructions to assemble off-the-shelf components. ‘Light Touch’ lets users send slowly fading coloured lights to one another. ‘Knock Knock’ allows you to send tapping sounds. ‘Speed Dial’, meanwhile, is like a mood barometer – a pointer can be moved on one device to indicate your mood from a set of options, and your partner can respond with theirs. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio) . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #design #designdaily #designer #designlife #designblog #designinspiration #designideas #designed #designinspo #designlovers #architectureanddesign #instadesign #designculture #productdesign #interactiondesign #interactionresearchstudio #yoyomachines #communicationdesign #pandemiclife #lockdown #lockdownlife #zoom
 
  
 
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11 January
  
Design firm @line___house has transformed a swimming pool in a Shanghai high-rise into a communal hub for office workers. The…
Design firm @line___house has transformed a swimming pool in a Shanghai high-rise into a communal hub for office workers. The sunken space of the former pool has been clad in speckled vinyl, with staggered steps to create seating. Upholstered leather cushions in dusty pink and black metal tables are inserted to enable flexible use. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photograph: Dirk Weiblen . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #design #designdaily #designer #designlife #designblog #designinspiration #designideas #designed #designinspo #designlovers #architectureanddesign #instadesign #designculture #interiordesign #coworking #coworkingspace #officedesign #linehouse #shanghai #adaptivereuse #speckled
 
  
 
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7 January
  
Seville-based Estudio de Arquitectura Javier Terrados has completed a new health centre in Gibraleón, a town in south-west Spain. Located…
Seville-based Estudio de Arquitectura Javier Terrados has completed a new health centre in Gibraleón, a town in south-west Spain. Located next to a small museum and overlooking the town’s open-air arena, the building strikes a monumental, civic tone whilst prioritising light, space and wellbeing for those inside. Read the story now on our website (link in bio). Photography by Fernando Alda (@fernandoaldafotografo) . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #architecturalphotography #buildingdesign #architecturephoto #archdaily #architecturephotography #architecture #archigram #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #designlovers #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #instaarchitecture #curated_archi #architectureanddesign #instadesign #healthcentre #healthcarearchitecture #gibraleon #javierterrados #fernandoaldafotografo #spain #spanisharchitecture
 
  
 
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12 January
  
Serge Schoemaker Architects (@sergeschoemaker.architects) has completed the restoration and renovation of a historic Dutch military fort into a new public…
Serge Schoemaker Architects (@sergeschoemaker.architects) has completed the restoration and renovation of a historic Dutch military fort into a new public destination. With the architectural heritage kept and preserved, the Hoofddorp Fort is now a new urban park for leisure, culture and education, including a restaurant, art gallery, event spaces and an open-air theatre. Inside, specific design interventions have been carefully integrated to complement the original architecture. Photograph: MWA Hart Nibbrig . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #architecturalphotography #architecturephoto #archdaily #architecturephotography #architecture #archigram #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #designlovers #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #instaarchitecture #curated_archi #architectureanddesign #instadesign #hoofddorp #interiordesign #restoration #heritagearchitecture #unescoworldheritage #fort #dutcharchitecture #adaptivereuse
 
  
 
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8 January
  
Architecture studio TEN (@ten_studio) has completed the Avala House for a craftsman on Avala mountain near Belgrade in Serbia. Built…
Architecture studio TEN (@ten_studio) has completed the Avala House for a craftsman on Avala mountain near Belgrade in Serbia. Built overlooking an orchard, the house is organised by a metal grid frame, fixed to the terrain using three foundation points. These points define the arrival area on the ground plane, and the positioning of two large concrete forms –like boulders in the landscape – are used for a staircase and a storage space. ‘The house inverts the priority of building a traditional protected shelter in nature, by allowing various scenarios of exposure to nature within the building,’ explain the architects. Photography: Maxime Delvaux (@maxdelv); Milos Martinovic . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #architecturalphotography #buildingdesign #architecturephoto #archdaily #architecturephotography #architecture #archigram #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #designinspo #designlovers #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #instaarchitecture #curated_archi #architectureanddesign #instadesign #serbia #serbianarchitecture #avalamountain #homedesign #housedesign #ruralarchitecture
 
  
 
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31 December
  
Hong Kong architecture studio COLLECTIVE (@collective_studio) has completed a closed-loop sustainable bar in the city’s SoHo district called PENICILLIN. The…
Hong Kong architecture studio COLLECTIVE (@collective_studio) has completed a closed-loop sustainable bar in the city’s SoHo district called PENICILLIN. The bar’s design is informed by the founders’ philosophy of minimising carbon footprint in food and beverage production. The PENICILLIN Lab area – showcasing culinary experiments, processes, equipment and machineries – is clad in white tiles. Photograph: 1Km Studio/Kevin Mak (@1kmstudio) . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #design #designdaily #designer #designlife #designblog #designinspiration #designideas #designed #designinspo #designlovers #architectureanddesign #instadesign #designculture #interiordesign #interiors #whitetiles #bar #hongkong #hk #sohohk #collectivestudio #closedloop #sustainabledesign
 
  
 
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13 January
  
New York-based practice Young & Ayata (@young_ayata), in collaboration with Mexico City-based Michan Architecture (@michanarchitecture), has completed an eye-catching concrete…
New York-based practice Young & Ayata (@young_ayata), in collaboration with Mexico City-based Michan Architecture (@michanarchitecture), has completed an eye-catching concrete housing block on the outskirts of the Mexican capital. The building is defined by distinctive recessed apertures for variously sized windows, which rotate at irregular intervals, creating an undulating facade. Read the full story on our website (link in bio). Photograph: Rafael Buzalo . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #architecturalphotography #buildingdesign #architecturephoto #archdaily #architecturephotography #architecture #archigram #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #designinspo #designlovers #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #instaarchitecture #curated_archi #architectureanddesign #instadesign #concrete #facade #facadelovers #concretearchitecture #mexicocity #rawconcrete
 
  
 
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16 January
  
In collaboration with Greek designer Yiannis Ghikas (@yiannisghikas), Venice-based brand @miniformsofficial has created Soda, a collection of 20kg blown-glass coffee…
In collaboration with Greek designer Yiannis Ghikas (@yiannisghikas), Venice-based brand @miniformsofficial has created Soda, a collection of 20kg blown-glass coffee tables manufactured on the Italian island of Murano. Creating hand-blown glass pieces of this size required the expertise of Murano artisans, who had to carefully adjust a complex system of burners to keep the same temperature throughout the mould, which is essential to give a hammered feeling to the glass texture of the tables . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #design #designdaily #designer #designlife #designblog #designinspiration #designideas #designed #designinspo #designlovers #architectureanddesign #instadesign #designculture #furnituredesign #coffeetable #handblownglass #blownglass #murano #muranoglass #miniforms #venice #venezia #italiandesign
 
  
 
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5 January
  
Zemberek Design (@zemberekdesign) has completed the headquarters for Antik Dantel (@antikdantel), a lace manufacturer, in Büyükçekmece, İstanbul. Different sections and…
Zemberek Design (@zemberekdesign) has completed the headquarters for Antik Dantel (@antikdantel), a lace manufacturer, in Büyükçekmece, İstanbul. Different sections and functions of the concrete building are separated by bright, glass vaulted spaces filled with greenery. Photograph: Ibrahim Ozbunar (@ibrahimozbunar) . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #architecturalphotography #buildingdesign #architecturephoto #archdaily #architecturephotography #architecture #archigram #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #designinspo #designlovers #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #instaarchitecture #curated_archi #architectureanddesign #instadesign #interiordesign #officedesign #istanbul #büyükçekmece #turkisharchitecture
 
  
 
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4 January
  
The Kunsthaus Zürich museum (@kunsthauszuerich) has been expanded with a new built addition designed by David Chipperfield Architects Berlin (@dca.berlin).…
The Kunsthaus Zürich museum (@kunsthauszuerich) has been expanded with a new built addition designed by David Chipperfield Architects Berlin (@dca.berlin). The 23,300 sq m, freestanding extension, clad in local Jurassic limestone, makes the Kunsthaus into the largest art museum in Switzerland. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photograph: Noshe (@nosheberlin) . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #architecturalphotography #buildingdesign #architecturephoto #archdaily #architecturephotography #architecture #archigram #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #designinspo #designlovers #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #instaarchitecture #curated_archi #architectureanddesign #instadesign #zurich #kunsthauszurich #davidchipperfield #davidchipperfieldarchitects #limestone #facade
 
  
 
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6 January
  
Berlin-based architecture practice @sauerbruchhutton has completed the extension of the Berlin Metropolitan School, adding structural timber rooftop volumes to the…
Berlin-based architecture practice @sauerbruchhutton has completed the extension of the Berlin Metropolitan School, adding structural timber rooftop volumes to the school’s existing structure. While the timber is externally clad with copper, inside it is left exposed. The project includes a striking new auditorium where the main school events are held. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photograph: Jan Bitter . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #architecturalphotography #buildingdesign #architecturephoto #archdaily #architecturephotography #architecture #archigram #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #designinspo #designlovers #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #instaarchitecture #curated_archi #architectureanddesign #instadesign #berlin #timber #timberarchitecture #auditorium #schooldesign #sauerbruchhutton
 
  
 
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Jonathan Tuckey Design (@jonathantuckeydesign) has created a sustainable CLT theatre building for @horrishillschool in Berkshire. The structure is clad with…
Jonathan Tuckey Design (@jonathantuckeydesign) has created a sustainable CLT theatre building for @horrishillschool in Berkshire. The structure is clad with Viroc wood fibre panelling in an earthy red hue. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photograph: Jim Stephenson (@clickclickjim) . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #architecturalphotography #buildingdesign #architecturephoto #archdaily #architecturephotography #architecture #archigram #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #designinspo #designlovers #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #instaarchitecture #curated_archi #architectureanddesign #instadesign #clt #crosslaminatedtimber #jonathantuckeydesign #theatre #theatredesign #berkshire
 
  
 
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1 January

Architecture

A new community centre by Mæ Architects combines local history with sustainable design

Within a CLT structure, the Sands End Arts and Community Centre in south-west London aims to be an inclusive space for locals

Buildings
18.01.21

Mexico City concrete housing designed with undulating, irregular facade

Inspired by Mexican modernism, Young & Ayata collaborated with Michan Architecture to create an unexpected concrete apartment block

Buildings
15.01.21

Copper-clad rooftop volumes expand Berlin school

Sauerbruch Hutton's Berlin Metropolitan School extension includes a striking timber auditorium

Buildings
14.01.21

Comment

Coronavirus and the City

Architects declared, when will designers?

How architects have allowed internment camps to fester

The quiet life must be heard

We need to treat data as a building material

Public Practice: It’s time for nationwide action on planning, not just high-level ambition

Hyper-gentrification in Berlin has transformed how the city functions

How the design of a building can help patients heal

What went wrong with Covent Garden?


Design

R for Repair: Singapore exhibition champions creatively fixing objects to reduce waste

Ten featured designers show the benefit of working with what exists, rather than creating anew

Design
13.01.21

Tired of Zoom? Yo-Yo Machines enable long-distance communication through light and movement

Developed by Interaction Research Studio, the DIY devices playfully connect those separated by the pandemic

Design
11.01.21

Shanghai high-rise swimming pool redesigned as co-working space

Local firm Linehouse transformed the sunken volume of the pool into a new amphitheatrical 'hearth'

Design
06.01.21

Videos

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Opinion

Gyms are a crime against design

The commercial cult of the body is invading our urban spaces, argues Edwin Heathcote

Crimes Against Design
19.12.20

The problem of a lack of diversity in architecture starts early, but it can be fixed

We need to do more to expand access to the profession from a young age, says Nisha Kurian

Opinion
16.12.20
Road closed sign

In the low-traffic neighbourhoods debate, designers need to talk about ownership 

Pedestrianisation has become a flashpoint as cities learn to live with the impacts of Covid-19. But democratic decision-making and community investment should be central to the conversation

Opinion
07.12.20

Digital Issue

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