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Conceptual headpieces by Tosin Oshinowo and Chrissa Amuah rethink the face mask

The two designers collaborated on Freedom to Move, a collection 'to celebrate our joint humanity'

Design
04.12.20

Memphis and ‘serious play’: exhibition on radical design movement opens at MK Gallery

Memphis: Plastic Field brings the spirit of 1980s subversion to Milton Keynes

Design
03.12.20

Designed by Hassell and OMA, the WA Museum Boola Bardip opens in Perth

The jointly designed public museum aims to celebrate Western Australia’s diversity and culture

Buildings
02.12.20

Yinka Ilori launches debut homeware collection

The London designer has translated the joyful approach of his public works to a range of textiles and tableware for the home

News
01.12.20

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UK architects create film to highlight lack of homeless accommodation design guidance

Industry News

‘The Lockdown Dialogues’ explores design in the age of isolation

Industry News

RIBA Announces Winners of 2020 President’s Medals, World’s Best Student Architecture Projects

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Foster + Partners withdraws from Architects Declare climate change group

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Sam Jacob Studio builds raised forest of pyramidal trees for Electric Nemeton Christmas display

Industry News

One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unpublished Projects Revealed to the Public: the Arizona State Capitol

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The Return of Superstudio and the Anti-Architecture Ideology

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Salone del Mobile confirms move to September 2021 due to coronavirus

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This “Coral Ark” Could Help Save the Great Barrier Reef From Extinction

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'I'm celebrating our connection, which is stronger than anything nationalistic': Ini Archibong (@iniarchibong) talks to @debikaray about his planned pavilion…
'I'm celebrating our connection, which is stronger than anything nationalistic': Ini Archibong (@iniarchibong) talks to @debikaray about his planned pavilion for the African diaspora, as well as his evolving design work, in ICON #202 (link in bio, click on 'Latest issue' to read for free). Portrait: Julian Anderson (@_juliananderson). Sketch: Jori Brown for LMNO Creative (@diasporapavilion2021) . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #pavilion #archdaily #architecture #archigram #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #designinspo #designlovers #architecture_hunter #instaarchitecture #curated_archi #architectureanddesign #instadesign #iniarchibong #londondesignbiennale #designer #designculture
 
  
 
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1 December
  
London-based designer and artist @yinka_ilori has launched his debut homeware collection, which focuses on joy, positivity and culture. ‘My first…
London-based designer and artist @yinka_ilori has launched his debut homeware collection, which focuses on joy, positivity and culture. ‘My first homeware collection is a continuation of design work inspired by my own British-Nigerian heritage and childhood,’ Ilori says. ‘It’s a colourful celebration of two cultures expressed through abstract, technicolour pattern and contemporary craft.’ Read the story on our website now (link in bio). Photography: Andy Stagg (@studiostagg) . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #design #designdaily #designer #designlife #designblog #designinspiration #designideas #designed #designinspo #designlovers #architectureanddesign #instadesign #designculture #yinkailori #homewares #tablecloth #homedecor #homedesign #textiledesign
 
  
 
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2 December
  
Moxon Architects (@moxonarchitects) has completed a new studio headquarters and cafe complex in the Scottish Highlands, named Quarry Studios. Tranquil…
Moxon Architects (@moxonarchitects) has completed a new studio headquarters and cafe complex in the Scottish Highlands, named Quarry Studios. Tranquil and embedded in nature, the low-lying project is sited in a former quarry, surrounded by woodland in the Cairngorms National Park. It features a striking wall of interlocking Douglas fir beams. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photography: Timothy Soar (@timothysoarphotographer) . . #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 #moxonarchitects #scottishhighlands #cairngorms #ruralarchitecture #douglasfir
 
  
 
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27 November
  
A major survey of the influential Memphis design movement has now opened at @mk_gallery in Milton Keynes. The exhibition, titled…
A major survey of the influential Memphis design movement has now opened at @mk_gallery in Milton Keynes. The exhibition, titled Memphis: Plastic Field, explores the subversive and inventive work of the Memphis Group from 1981 to 1988, presenting over 150 objects whose bold and playful aesthetic catalysed a new era in international design. ICON speaks to gallery director Anthony Spira about the show and the movement – read full story on our website now (link in bio). Pictured: Tahiti by Ettore Sottsass 1981. Photo: Pariano Angelantonio, Courtesy Memphis Srl; Memphis designers with Masanori Umeda's Tawaraya Bed 1981. Courtesy Memphis Post Design Gallery, Photo © Studio Azzurro; Carlton by Ettore Sottsass 1981. Photo: Aldo Ballo, Guido Cegani, Peter Ogilvie, Courtesy Memphis Srl #ettoresottsass
 
  
 
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3 December
  
BDG architecture + design (@wearebdg) has created a new campus for WPP (@wpp) in Madrid, in the former Telefónica headquarters…
BDG architecture + design (@wearebdg) has created a new campus for WPP (@wpp) in Madrid, in the former Telefónica headquarters in the Chamberí neighbourhood. In the open reception space, a red staircase is a point of focus, adding both warmth and active connectivity. Photography: Gareth Gardner (@gardnergareth) . . #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 #retrofit #madrid #staircase
 
  
 
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4 December
  
London’s modernist Sudbury Town tube station has been painted with map murals by artist Lucy McKenzie, celebrating the surrounding area…
London’s modernist Sudbury Town tube station has been painted with map murals by artist Lucy McKenzie, celebrating the surrounding area of northwest London. The paintings form part of a series of works across the station, commissioned by Art on the Underground (@artontheunderground). Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photography: GG Archard (@gg_archard) . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #architecturalphotography #architecturephoto #architecture #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #designinspo #designlovers #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #curated_archi #architectureanddesign #instadesign #art #publicart #artontheunderground #modernistarchitecture #tubestation #modernisttubestation #sudburytown #london #lucymckenzie
 
  
 
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3 December
  
The WA Museum Boola Bardip (@wamuseum), designed jointly by @hassell_studio and @oma.eu, and located in central Perth, has opened to…
The WA Museum Boola Bardip (@wamuseum), designed jointly by @hassell_studio and @oma.eu, and located in central Perth, has opened to the public. The museum aims to celebrate Western Australia’s diversity and culture. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photograph: Peter Bennetts, courtesy of Hassell + OMA . . #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 #perth #wamuseum #boolabardip #oma #hassell #westernaustralia
 
  
 
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5 December
  
A new collection of playful, stackable benches and crates made from 100% recycled plastic has been has been created by…
A new collection of playful, stackable benches and crates made from 100% recycled plastic has been has been created by Supernovas (@supernovas.world) in collaboration Odd Matter (@oddmatter). Named Afterlife, the furniture collection is also fully recyclable, through a process bringing together different types of manufacturing techniques. Read the full story on our website (link in bio) . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #design #designdaily #designer #designlife #designblog #designinspiration #designideas #designed #designinspo #designlovers #architectureanddesign #instadesign #furnituredesign #circulardesign #recycledplastic #recyclable #sustainabledesign #productdesign #supernovas
 
  
 
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30 November
  
In the Finnish town of Kirkkonummi, outside of Helsinki, a tired 1980s library building has been renovated and expanded into…
In the Finnish town of Kirkkonummi, outside of Helsinki, a tired 1980s library building has been renovated and expanded into a new community hub by JKMM Architects (@jkmmarchitects). Read the story on our website now (link in bio). Photograph: Tuomas Uusheimo (@onarchitecture) . . #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 #finnisharchitecture #jkmmarchitects #library #kirkkonummi #interiordesign #retrofit #librarydesign
 
  
 
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24 November
  
ICON’s Winter issue is out now & the digital magazine is available for everyone to read for free via our…
ICON’s Winter issue is out now & the digital magazine is available for everyone to read for free via our website (link in bio). Featuring interviews with @iniarchibong, @stevenhollarchitects, @liangjung_chen, @sibling_architecture and @florianchristine_hk. Plus: how designing with soil reveals murky ecological crises, how architect-led grassroots initiatives are trying to inclusively rebuild Beirut, a review of the unusual Melopee School in Ghent by @xdga.be, and an immersive look at cult American interiors magazine Nest. And ~a lot more~. Our first issue under a new editor, we’re excited for you to read it . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #archdaily #architecture #archigram #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #designinspo #designlovers #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #instaarchitecture #curated_archi #architectureanddesign #instadesign #xdga #nestmagazine #interiordesign #iniarchibong #stevenholl #magazinecover #magazinedesign #sundayreading #architecturemagazine #designmagazine
 
  
 
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29 November
  
Coffey Architects (@coffeyarchitects) has completed a striking silver addition to the evolving King’s Cross neighbourhood with its office building at…
Coffey Architects (@coffeyarchitects) has completed a striking silver addition to the evolving King’s Cross neighbourhood with its office building at 22 Handyside Street. The building's facade is composed of glazed curtain walling and embossed and perforated anodised aluminium panels. As well as enlivening the exterior, these intricate panels create playful effects of shadow and light within, which the architects describe as ‘a moving wallpaper’. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photograph: Tim Soar (@timothysoarphotographer) . . #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 #officearchitecture #facade #coffeyarchitects #kingscross #london
 
  
 
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25 November
  
The Winter 2020 issue of ICON is out now! (& free for all to download - link in bio). Featuring…
The Winter 2020 issue of ICON is out now! (& free for all to download - link in bio). Featuring interviews with @iniarchibong, @sibling_architecture, @stevenhollarchitects, @liangjung_chen & @florianchristine_hk, plus features on the grassroots initiatives working to rebuild Beirut, the future of care home design, Carlo Ratti’s plans for Brasilia, Melopee School by @xdga.be, the designers working with soil and MUCH more. The striking issue cover features a work by @grimwade, photographed by @idabussphotography. Thank you to all our writers! @rimaalsammarae @crystalbennes @amyfrearson @debikaray @heathcoteedwin @_shawn_adams_ @riyawriter @jessica_christinh @dominiclut @somelikeitrita @awinst @elissavetam
 
  
 
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26 November

Architecture

Designed by Hassell and OMA, the WA Museum Boola Bardip opens in Perth

The jointly designed public museum aims to celebrate Western Australia’s diversity and culture

Buildings
02.12.20

Moxon Architects completes new studio nestled in the Scottish Highlands

The Quarry Studios project lies gently in the landscape to provide both workspace and a public cafe

Buildings
27.11.20

Coffey Architects completes silver office building in King’s Cross

22 Handyside Street, the firm's biggest UK project yet, is designed around wellbeing and local context

Buildings
25.11.20

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

Conceptual headpieces by Tosin Oshinowo and Chrissa Amuah rethink the face mask

The two designers collaborated on Freedom to Move, a collection 'to celebrate our joint humanity'

Design
04.12.20

Memphis and ‘serious play’: exhibition on radical design movement opens at MK Gallery

Memphis: Plastic Field brings the spirit of 1980s subversion to Milton Keynes

Design
03.12.20

A new shade of grey – Pedrali’s sustainable revolution

Pedrali launches 'recycled grey', its first chairs made from 100% recycled plastic

Advertisement Feature
01.12.20

Videos

ICON Minds: the future of the home

ICON Minds: the future of work

Sustainable design: Pentatonic x Snarkitecture talk recycled materials

Salone del Mobile preview: Tomas Alonso and Studio Brynjar & Veronika for Swarovski

New Nordic design

UK Construction Week

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Nendo’s Oki Sato

Keiichi Matsuda: Augmented Hyper-Reality


Opinion

Architectural visualisations need to be more representative of our diverse societies

Architecture can play a role in helping to heal unconscious racial biases – and that starts with depicting an accurate, inclusive array of users

Opinion
19.11.20

Taking the ‘master’ out of masterplans: why we need to rethink the role of the architect

If we want cities to be more inclusive, we should design them collaboratively

Opinion
10.11.20

Why architects need to consider emotional inhabitance

The British poet LionHeart, who collaborates with architecture practices, explains why emotion-centred design is so important

Architecture
16.10.20

Digital Issue

ICON 202: Winter 2020

ICON 201: Autumn 2020

ICON 200: Summer 2020

ICON 199: Spring 2020