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Superflux uses myth-inspired installations to speculate on possible futures

The studio's exploration of myth and renewal offers us a new perspective on the climate crisis

Design
20.05.22

Various Associates uses colour blocking in Shenzhen art school

The architecture practice used a bright colour palette to create decorative details throughout this contemporary school

Architecture
19.05.22

A major exhibition at ArkDes explores the work of iconic Swedish architect Sigurd Lewerentz

From shopping to dying, a new Stockholm exhibition shows how the Swedish architect understood the human condition

Architecture
18.05.22

This commercial kitchen and café nourishes a local community

In turning a former post office into kitchens and a café, architects RCKa and food-rescue charity UKHarvest have created a valuable resource to support an inner-city community 

Architecture
17.05.22

Design

Superflux uses myth-inspired installations to speculate on possible futures

Serena Confalonieri designs Venus lamp for Milanese lighting brand Servomuto

Design Icon: How the Zippo lighter became an American design icon

Artist Caroline Monnet highlights the urgent need to improve housing for Canada’s Indigenous population

ICON meets the industrial designer interrogating the notion of ‘Swedishness’

Superflex’s co-designed play sculptures in Billund

Design studio Flétta takes discarded materials and turns them into desirable new objects

Norman Foster curates new automobile exhibition at Guggenheim Bilbao

New platform Trampolín launches to nurture aspiring creatives




Architecture

Various Associates uses colour blocking in Shenzhen art school

The architecture practice used a bright colour palette to create decorative details throughout this contemporary school

Architecture
19.05.22

A major exhibition at ArkDes explores the work of iconic Swedish architect Sigurd Lewerentz

From shopping to dying, a new Stockholm exhibition shows how the Swedish architect understood the human condition

Architecture
18.05.22

This commercial kitchen and café nourishes a local community

In turning a former post office into kitchens and a café, architects RCKa and food-rescue charity UKHarvest have created a valuable resource to support an inner-city community 

Architecture
17.05.22

Cities

Mecanoo-designed Manchester district completes

In Nice, a new neighbourhood covered in plants emerges

‘Modernist Glade’ created in Milton Keynes by Hayatsu Architects and Tue Greenfort

‘15-minute city’ idea wins Obel Award

London’s Design District opens on Greenwich Peninsula

Paris plans first ‘zero-carbon’ neighbourhood

New book explores the cultural and social history of the London pub

South Kensington installations propose greener London

Social housing and the hopes of young Londoners: Ayo Akingbade’s A Glittering City


Design

Superflux uses myth-inspired installations to speculate on possible futures

The studio's exploration of myth and renewal offers us a new perspective on the climate crisis

Design
20.05.22

Join RAK Ceramics at Clerkenwell Design Week

RAK Ceramics will host a captivating interview with ICON at Clerkenwell Design Week

Advertisement Feature
18.05.22

The 10th CODAawards honours extraordinary art commissions in interior, architectural and public spaces

There is still time to enter the 10th edition of the CODAawards

Partnership Feature
16.05.22

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: 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

Architecture, Cities, Helsinki, Scandinavian Design, wellbeing, urban, public spaces, ICON magazine

Why coastal cities should adapt their industrial harbours to contemporary public needs

Adapting and opening up urban harbours to contemporary needs is vital to improving resilience and wellbeing, says Hanna Harris

Opinion
11.03.22

Designers can – and should – have local impact

The pandemic has activated designers to expand their traditional roles – and we’re not going back, write Andrew Brown and Katherine Sacco

Opinion
20.01.22

We need to design AI systems free of bias and harm

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems can have damaging effects, especially on marginalised communities, says Sasha Constanza-Chock

Opinion
08.12.21

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