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Emergency housing for homeless young people must be better designed

Three UK architects discuss how to improve emergency shelters for homeless youth

Opinion
20.04.21

Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s new Tianjin Juilliard School is a ‘finely tuned instrument’

The international campus of Juilliard pays homage in design and spirit to the original New York school

Buildings
19.04.21

London bridges lit up as part of Illuminated River project

Stretching from Blackfriars to Lambeth, five newly illuminated bridges mark the completion of Leo Villareal's project, which will be in place for 10 years

Design
16.04.21

TECLA is the world’s first 3D-printed house made from raw earth

The project from Mario Cucinella Architects and WASP proposes a new form of mass-produced, biodegradable housing

Architecture
16.04.21

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David Chipperfield Architects (@dca.london) has completed 11-19 Jane Street, a residential project in Greenwich Village, New York City. The six-storey,…
David Chipperfield Architects (@dca.london) has completed 11-19 Jane Street, a residential project in Greenwich Village, New York City. The six-storey, red brick building replaces a low-rise car park. In its design, the development draws inspiration from the local, historic, domestic architecture of the neighbourhood. Photograph: James Ewing (@jamesewingphoto)/JBSA . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #architecturalphotography #buildingdesign #architecturephoto #archdaily #architecturephotography #architecture #archigram #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #facade #designlovers #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #instaarchitecture #curated_archi #architectureanddesign #instadesign #newyork #nyc #davidchipperfield #greenwichvillage #westvillage #residentialarchitecture
 
  
 
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 12 Apr
  
'To truly coexist with nature and end the destruction of our planet is a design challenge,' argues @parley.tv founder @cyrillgutsch.…
'To truly coexist with nature and end the destruction of our planet is a design challenge,' argues @parley.tv founder @cyrillgutsch. 'It means we have to leave behind toxic materials, systems and products whose damage we can’t justify any longer.' Read Gutsch's opinion piece on our website now (link in bio). Image: processing of ocean plastic waste undertaken by Parley . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #design #designdaily #designer #designlife #designblog #designinspiration #designed #instadesign #designculture #design_only #designsponge #parleyfortheoceans #cyrillgutsch #oceanplastic #plasticwaste #circulareconomy #sustainability #climatecrisis #climateemergency #recycling #plastic #oceanwaste
 
  
 
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 7 Apr
  
In our Spring issue, leading UK designers share their concerns and hopes around the future of British design after Brexit.…
In our Spring issue, leading UK designers share their concerns and hopes around the future of British design after Brexit. Featuring: @bethangray, @adamnathanielfurman, @maccollins__, @studioaltshift, @chrissa.amuah, @charlottekidger, @julieverhoeven, @derekjwilson & @raissa_pardini. Read the full feature (and the whole issue) online for free now (link in bio, select ‘Latest Issue’ from menu). Photograph of Adam Nathaniel Furman by Mark Cocksedge . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #design #designdaily #designer #designlife #designblog #designinspiration #designideas #designed #designinspo #designlovers #architectureanddesign #instadesign #designculture #design_only #designsponge #brexit #britishdesign #bethangray #adamnathanielfurman #studioaltshift #maccollins #designmagazine
 
  
 
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 15 Apr
  
Colombian architecture studio Colab-19 (@colab19_arq) delivered a temporary cross-shaped church structure for the Easter weekend in Bogotá. Named Alhambra’s Cross,…
Colombian architecture studio Colab-19 (@colab19_arq) delivered a temporary cross-shaped church structure for the Easter weekend in Bogotá. Named Alhambra’s Cross, the structure was devised in response to restrictions on religious gatherings due to the Covid-19 pandemic and rising case numbers across Colombia. Made using a recycled formwork system – typically used to cast concrete slabs for construction – the open-air 'interior' is shaped by white mosquito nets. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photography: Alberto Roa (@albertoroaphoto)/David Carretero . . #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 #bogota #temporaryarchitecture #popuparchitecture #popupchurch #pandemiclife
 
  
 
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 6 Apr
  
In the Italian city of Ravenna, @mario_cucinella_architects and 3D-printing specialists @3dwasp have created TECLA, billed as the world’s first 3D-printed…
In the Italian city of Ravenna, @mario_cucinella_architects and 3D-printing specialists @3dwasp have created TECLA, billed as the world’s first 3D-printed house made from raw earth. The domed prototype home is not only low-carbon, it is also organic and biodegradable, constructed from the very ground it sits on. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photograph: Iago Corazza . . #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 #3dprinting #3dprinted #housedesign #mariocucinellaarchitects #tecla
 
  
 
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 16 Apr
  
Diller Scofidio + Renfro (@diller_scofidio_renfro) has completed the Tianjin Juilliard School, a centre for performance, practice and research in the…
Diller Scofidio + Renfro (@diller_scofidio_renfro) has completed the Tianjin Juilliard School, a centre for performance, practice and research in the northeastern Chinese city and a branch campus of @juilliardschool. Throughout the project, design features pay tribute to the original Juilliard School in New York, the 2009 expansion of which was also designed by DS+R. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photography by Zhang Chao . . #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 #dillerscofidiorenfro #juilliard #tianjinjuilliard #tianjin
 
  
 
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 19 Apr
  
'Time is the only resource we have'. In ICON's Spring issue, @tim.abrahams talks to acclaimed Indian architect @anupama_kundoo about utopias,…
'Time is the only resource we have'. In ICON's Spring issue, @tim.abrahams talks to acclaimed Indian architect @anupama_kundoo about utopias, experimentation, and practical idealism. Read the interview in our digital magazine now, available to download for free (link in bio, select 'Latest issue' from menu). Photograph: Kundoo's Shah House (2003) in Brahmangarh, featuring a vaulted roof of ceramic tubes made by local potters. Credit: Javier Callejas . . #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 #anupamakundoo #tamilnadu #windowseat #homeinterior #homedesign #indianarchitecture
 
  
 
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 9 Apr
  
Team BLDG (@team__bldg) has transformed an old bathhouse in Xiamen into a new Buddhism-inspired exhibition hall and studio. The enigmatic,…
Team BLDG (@team__bldg) has transformed an old bathhouse in Xiamen into a new Buddhism-inspired exhibition hall and studio. The enigmatic, sandalwood-yellow art space prioritises surface, volume and light – and is organised around a large magnolia tree. Read the full story by @riyawriter on our website now (link in bio). Photography: Jonathan Leijonhufvud (@jonathan.leijonhufvud) . . #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 #exhibitionspace #xiamen #adaptivereuse #interiordesign #skylight #artgallery
 
  
 
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 5 Apr
  
In our latest issue, @flo_wb talks to design polymath @virgilabloh about architecture school, his approach to creativity, his ultimate design…
In our latest issue, @flo_wb talks to design polymath @virgilabloh about architecture school, his approach to creativity, his ultimate design mission, facing criticism and much more. Read the in-depth interview for free now (link in bio, select ‘Latest issue’ from menu). Portrait: Alessio Segala . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #design #designdaily #designer #designlife #designblog #designinspiration #designideas #designed #designinspo #designlovers #architectureanddesign #instadesign #designculture #design_only #designsponge #virgilabloh #offwhite #interview #supportyoungblackbusinesses
 
  
 
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 2 Apr
  
In the Bavarian town of Berching in Germany, local practice Kühnlein Architektur has delivered a new culture hall. Nestled in…
In the Bavarian town of Berching in Germany, local practice Kühnlein Architektur has delivered a new culture hall. Nestled in the heart of the historic old town, the culture hall project includes a new outdoor public space and a redesigned riverside. With a steep gabled roof, the new building reinterprets the vernacular language of traditional barns for contemporary purposes. The timber used to construct the building came exclusively from the town’s own forest. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photograph courtesy of Kühnlein Architektur . . #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 #locallysourced #timberarchitecture #kühnleinarchitektur #bavaria #kulturhalle
 
  
 
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 6 Apr
  
Bevk Perović arhitekti has designed Slovenia's only purpose-built mosque for the country's Islamic community, which has been trying to secure…
Bevk Perović arhitekti has designed Slovenia's only purpose-built mosque for the country's Islamic community, which has been trying to secure land for the project for the past 40 years. Read the in-depth story now by @marwaelm_bark in our Spring issue (link in bio, select 'Latest issue' from menu and log in/register to view the digital mag for free). Photograph: David Schreyer . . #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 #ljubljana #mosque #mosquesofworld #mosquearchitecture #islamicarchitecture #slovenia
 
  
 
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 13 Apr
  
A small library in the municipality of Santiago, Mexico, has been renovated by @proyecto.reacciona – a participatory design and architecture…
A small library in the municipality of Santiago, Mexico, has been renovated by @proyecto.reacciona – a participatory design and architecture organisation – to become a new, eye-catching community hub. The project is part of the Crear Comunidad (Create Community) programme, which aims to rehabilitate under-resourced libraries through citizen participation. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photograph: Héctor Padilla Ferraris . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #architecturalphotography #architecturephoto #archdaily #architecturephotography #architecture #archigram #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #designinspo #designlovers #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #instaarchitecture #curated_archi #architectureanddesign #instadesign #mexico #nuevoleon #library #librarydesign #participatorydesign #communityengagement #codesign
 
  
 
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 14 Apr

Architecture

Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s new Tianjin Juilliard School is a ‘finely tuned instrument’

The international campus of Juilliard pays homage in design and spirit to the original New York school

Buildings
19.04.21

TECLA is the world’s first 3D-printed house made from raw earth

The project from Mario Cucinella Architects and WASP proposes a new form of mass-produced, biodegradable housing

Architecture
16.04.21

Mexican practice turns underloved library into colourful community hub

The Héctor Caballero Library project is part of a programme run by Proyecto Reacciona which transforms local libraries using participatory design

Buildings
12.04.21

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How the design of a building can help patients heal

What went wrong with Covent Garden?


Design

London bridges lit up as part of Illuminated River project

Stretching from Blackfriars to Lambeth, five newly illuminated bridges mark the completion of Leo Villareal's project, which will be in place for 10 years

Design
16.04.21

Breathing Pavilion by Ekene Ijeoma creates a space of sanctuary in Brooklyn

The illuminated installation encourages communal calm and hope amid crisis

Design
14.04.21

Uncover Portuguese design at The Hotel Show Dubai 2021

Associative Design showcases ‘The Best of Portugal’ in the Middle East

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14.04.21

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Opinion

Emergency housing for homeless young people must be better designed

Three UK architects discuss how to improve emergency shelters for homeless youth

Opinion
20.04.21

Who is London building upwards for?

A new report on the capital's tall towers reveals a city still gripped by real estate speculation and unaffordable housing, despite ongoing crises

Opinion
15.04.21

Ending the destruction of our planet is a design challenge

We need to leave behind toxic materials, systems and products whose damage we can’t justify any longer, argues Parley's Cyrill Gutsch

Opinion
05.04.21

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