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Brutalist Czech bus terminal restored by Chybik + Kristof

The architects wanted to save the bus station in Brno, celebrating its architectural heritage while adding new design elements

Architecture
11.05.21

Rethinking care: Design Museum hosts online showcase of emerging designers

The Designers in Residence have tackled mental health, empathy, microbes and traditional craft

Design
07.05.21

The Festival of Britain at 70: questioning the myth

The 1951 festival has long been the victim of selective memory – it’s time we got the story straight

Design
07.05.21

Montreal’s massive Biodome redesigned by KANVA

The redesign of the science museum in a former velodrome features an undulating 'living skin' shaping visitor experience

Architecture
06.05.21

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In the French city of Strasbourg, LAN (@lan_architecture) has completed the Saint-Urbain block, a mixed-use development of eight buildings in…
In the French city of Strasbourg, LAN (@lan_architecture) has completed the Saint-Urbain block, a mixed-use development of eight buildings in various bright colours, comprising housing (including both social and intermediate rent), office space, a hotel and shops. Many of the colours relate to local built heritage: the olive yellow is a pastel found in the historic city centre, the brown references the Strasbourg Cathedral, and the pink is taken from the neighbouring facades of the Neudorf district. Read the story on our website now (link in bio). Photograph: Charly Broyez (@charly.broyez) . . . #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 #strasbourg #lanarchitecture #housing #colourful #colourfulhome
 
  
 
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 21 Apr
  
Berlin-based @yasmin_bawa left the world of fashion to start designing objects and furniture using hemp. In our Spring issue, she…
Berlin-based @yasmin_bawa left the world of fashion to start designing objects and furniture using hemp. In our Spring issue, she discusses the value of ‘slow design’ and why hempcrete is so important for the future. Read the feature, and whole issue, for free now (link in bio, select 'Latest Issue' from menu). Photography: @margaretrflatley . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #design #designdaily #designer #designlife #designblog #designinspiration #designideas #designed #designinspo #designlovers #architectureanddesign #instadesign #designculture #design_only #designsponge #hempcrete #hempcommunity #sustainabledesign #berlin #designmagazine #berlindesigner
 
  
 
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 22 Apr
  
Foster + Partners (@fosterandpartners) has completed its first office building in Russia, a copper-hued headquarters for copper company RCC. Located…
Foster + Partners (@fosterandpartners) has completed its first office building in Russia, a copper-hued headquarters for copper company RCC. Located in the city of Ekaterinburg, the 15-storey building consists of modular office units arranged to create a rhythmic facade of repeated triangulated projections. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio) . . #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 #fosterandpartners #officearchitecture #officedesign #copper #ekaterinburg #facade
 
  
 
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 27 Apr
  
AL_A (@amandalevetearchitects) has designed two new interconnected buildings for Wadham College at the University of Oxford. Comprising an Undergraduate Centre…
AL_A (@amandalevetearchitects) has designed two new interconnected buildings for Wadham College at the University of Oxford. Comprising an Undergraduate Centre and an Access Centre, the buildings – clad in glass and anodised aluminium – form sleek contemporary interventions amid the historic campus. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photograph: @huftonandcrow . . #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 #al_a #amandalevete #amandalevetearchitects #wadhamcollege #universityofoxford
 
  
 
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 23 Apr
  
In Marseille, Tautem Architecture (@tautem.architecture) and bcm2 have designed a large school taking the form of a sculptural, monolithic building…
In Marseille, Tautem Architecture (@tautem.architecture) and bcm2 have designed a large school taking the form of a sculptural, monolithic building which nonetheless prioritises space, light and wellbeing inside. Located in the new and rapidly developing Euroméditerranée district, the Antoine de Ruffi school includes a large rooftop sports area and separate rooftop playground. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photography: Luc Boegly (@lucboegly) . . #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 #schooldesign #schoolarchitecture #marseille #euromediterranee #concrete #concretearchitecture
 
  
 
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 4 May
  
Canadian architecture firm KANVA (@kanva.architecture) has completed the redesign of the Montreal Biodome, a science museum in a former Olympic…
Canadian architecture firm KANVA (@kanva.architecture) has completed the redesign of the Montreal Biodome, a science museum in a former Olympic velodrome. The practice carved out a new core space, demolished a low ceiling and designed a white, undulating ‘living skin’ to wrap around the museum's ecosystem installations. Read the full story on our website now. Photograph: James Brittain (@jamesbrittainphotographs) via @v2com_newswire . . #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 #montreal #montrealbiodome #biodome
 
  
 
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 7 May
  
Yotam Ottolenghi (@ottolenghi) has collaborated with Italian artist Ivo Bisignano (@ivo_bisignano) and Belgian design label Serax (@seraxbelgium) to launch a…
Yotam Ottolenghi (@ottolenghi) has collaborated with Italian artist Ivo Bisignano (@ivo_bisignano) and Belgian design label Serax (@seraxbelgium) to launch a new colourful tableware collection. Named FEAST, the collection comprises 100 pieces, all of which are designed to celebrate the sharing of food. Two main motifs dominate the design: an ‘O’-shaped brushstroke, and abstract vegetable shapes. ‘I have an obsession for the O,’ says Ivo Bisignano. ‘The O shape of a face, the O of a circle, a dot, a double dot and of course: the O of Ottolenghi.' Read the story on our website now (link in bio). Photograph: Victor Robyn . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #design #designdaily #designer #designlife #designblog #designinspiration #designideas #designed #designinspo #designlovers #architectureanddesign #instadesign #designculture #design_only #designsponge #ottolenghi #yotamottolenghi #tableware #tablewaredesign #homewares #fooddesign #platedesign #ivobisignano
 
  
 
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 30 Apr
  
The @designmuseum is hosting an online showcase of its Designers in Residence, an annual programme supporting emerging designers through a…
The @designmuseum is hosting an online showcase of its Designers in Residence, an annual programme supporting emerging designers through a ten-month residency. Four designers – Cynthia Voza Lusilu (@vozastudio), Enni-Kukka Tuomala (@ennikukka), Ioana Man (@ioana_man) and Abiola Onabule (@abiolaonabule) – began their residencies in 2020 and were asked to respond to the theme of ‘Care’. Onabule's project drew inspiration from her Nigerian cultural heritage to explore the craft of adire, a type of indigo-dyed cloth typically made in southwestern Nigeria by Yoruba women. Her new collection, Iyá Àlàro, uses adire techniques to investigate how local West African textile designs can be redefined to resonate with contemporary fashion. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Imagery: Onabule's collection modelled by Oré Ajala (@oreajala) and photographed by Jessica Gianelli (@femireal_) . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #design #designdaily #designer #designlife #designblog #designinspiration #designideas #designed #designinspo #designlovers #architectureanddesign #instadesign #designculture #design_only #designsponge #fashion #fashiondesign #fashiondesigner #adire #adirefashion #nigerianfashion #indigodye #yoruba #designmuseum #designersinresidence #fashionphotography
 
  
 
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 10 May
  
Swiss artist Klaus Littmann has created 'Arena for a tree', a walk-in installation in Münsterplatz in Basel. A timber basket…
Swiss artist Klaus Littmann has created 'Arena for a tree', a walk-in installation in Münsterplatz in Basel. A timber basket structure, with integrated public seating, surrounds and protects a Persian ironwood tree, as an homage to nature. Photograph: Gerhard Maurer . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #architecturalphotography #buildingdesign #archdaily #architecture #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #designinspo #designlovers #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #instaarchitecture #curated_archi #architectureanddesign #instadesign #designculture #design_only #designsponge #publicart #installation #basel #klauslittmann
 
  
 
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 6 May
  
In the Detroit neighbourhood of Core City, a low-cost, eight-unit housing project has been completed using a prefabricated Quonset hut.…
In the Detroit neighbourhood of Core City, a low-cost, eight-unit housing project has been completed using a prefabricated Quonset hut. Designed by architect Ishtiaq Rafiuddin for @princeconcepts, the project is accompanied by a new 150-tree public woodland – made possible by reallocating funds which would have otherwise been spent on more expensive construction methods. Read the full story now on our website (link in bio). Photography by Chris Miele courtesy of Prince Concepts . . #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 #detroit #detroitmichigan #detroitarchitecture #quonsethut #prefabhouse #housing
 
  
 
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 28 Apr
  
Garden Dreaming, a new exhibition at the National Design Centre in Singapore, explores how the city can be more intertwined…
Garden Dreaming, a new exhibition at the National Design Centre in Singapore, explores how the city can be more intertwined with nature. Conceptualised by @designsingapore, Garden Dreaming invites consideration of how we co-exist with nature now, and imagines a positive landscaped future, through the work of four local practices who design nature-focused projects. Pictured: Enabling Village by @woha_architects and Salad Dressing, a mixed-use project where the landscape is curated as an immersive tropical forest garden (photography by Fabian Ong @fabian_ong_ar) . . #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 #designsingapore #singapore #singaporedesign #landscapearchitecture #landscapedesign #gardendesign
 
  
 
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 11 May
  
On Hormuz island, off the south coast of Iran, Tehran-based @zavarchitects has been working with the local community to deliver…
On Hormuz island, off the south coast of Iran, Tehran-based @zavarchitects has been working with the local community to deliver projects such as these colourful huts which will help boost the economy of the island. In our Spring issue, we talk to the practice about the project and their wider work, which focuses on building contemporary Iranian architecture that reflects and supports local culture. Read the interview, and entire digital issue, for free now (link in bio, select ‘Latest Issue’ from menu). Photograph: Soroush Majidi . . #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 #zavarchitects #iran #iranianarchitecture #hormuzisland #colourful
 
  
 
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 25 Apr

Architecture

Brutalist Czech bus terminal restored by Chybik + Kristof

The architects wanted to save the bus station in Brno, celebrating its architectural heritage while adding new design elements

Architecture
11.05.21

Montreal’s massive Biodome redesigned by KANVA

The redesign of the science museum in a former velodrome features an undulating 'living skin' shaping visitor experience

Architecture
06.05.21

Manuel Herz designs ‘symbolic synagogue’ in Ukraine

Forming part of The Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center, the wooden synagogue opens like a book

Architecture
05.05.21

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The quiet life must be heard

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Hyper-gentrification in Berlin has transformed how the city functions

How the design of a building can help patients heal

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Design

Rethinking care: Design Museum hosts online showcase of emerging designers

The Designers in Residence have tackled mental health, empathy, microbes and traditional craft

Design
07.05.21

The Festival of Britain at 70: questioning the myth

The 1951 festival has long been the victim of selective memory – it’s time we got the story straight

Design
07.05.21

Explore Portuguese innovation, sustainability and contemporary design at The Hotel Show Dubai 2021

Associative Design brings ‘The Best of Portugal’ to the Middle East

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05.05.21

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Opinion

UK housing design needs to be more Scandinavian

Communal spaces are far more important in Scandinavian housing – Britain could learn a thing or two

Opinion
05.05.21

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

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