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ICON 202: Winter 2020

In this issue – the first under a new editor – we take you from Lebanon to Brazil and from Australia to Hong Kong.

Digital Magazines
27.11.20

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
Oslo

Oslo, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Budapest commit to clean construction

The four cities have pledged to halve emissions from all construction activities by 2030

Cities
24.11.20

Industry News CaboodleAI_powered

Salone del Mobile confirms move to September 2021 due to coronavirus

Industry News

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

Industry News

Paul Smith on a few of his favourite things

Industry News

framlab combats social isolation during a pandemic with urban housing model 'open house'

Industry News

OMA designs underwater sculpture park The ReefLine for Miami Beach

Industry News

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia names winning team for international design competition

Industry News

BIG-designed observation helix revealed for Denmark’s Wadden Sea National Park

Industry News

Peter Barber Architects creates five terraces of affordable homes in Greenwich

Industry News

Kengo Kuma builds cross-laminated timber pavilion and park in Tokyo

Industry News



  
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
  
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
  
Tate Britain's Winter 2020 commission is Chila Kumari Singh Burman's Remembering a Brave New World, a technicolour installation taking over…
Tate Britain's Winter 2020 commission is Chila Kumari Singh Burman's Remembering a Brave New World, a technicolour installation taking over the gallery's facade in Millbank, London. The commission references mythology, Bollywood, radical feminism, political activism and family memories, bound up in a celebration of neon light and colour. © Tate (Joe Humphrys) . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #design #designdaily #designer #designlife #designblog #designinspiration #designideas #designed #designinspo #designlovers #architectureanddesign #instadesign #art #artinstallation #chilaburman #tatebritain #lightinstallation #publicart
 
  
 
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20 November
  
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
  
LMN Architects (@lmnarchitects) has completed a corten steel and perforated aluminium pedestrian bridge connecting the city of Everett, outside Seattle,…
LMN Architects (@lmnarchitects) has completed a corten steel and perforated aluminium pedestrian bridge connecting the city of Everett, outside Seattle, to its evolving waterfront. Photography: Adam Hunter . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #architecturalphotography #archdaily #architecturephotography #architecture #archigram #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #designinspo #designlovers #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #instaarchitecture #architectureanddesign #instadesign #pedestrianbridge #lmnarchitects #everettwa #grandavenueparkbridge #cortensteel #bridgedesign
 
  
 
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11 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
  
OEO Studio (@oeo_studio) has created the interiors for Rosio Sanchez’s new restaurant, Hija de Sanchez Cantina, in Copenhagen. Through colour,…
OEO Studio (@oeo_studio) has created the interiors for Rosio Sanchez’s new restaurant, Hija de Sanchez Cantina, in Copenhagen. Through colour, materiality, decor and design, the restaurant’s interiors are a celebration of the craftsmanship, architecture and cityscapes of Mexico, offset by touches of Nordic design. Photography: Michael Rygaard . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #design #designdaily #designer #designlife #designblog #designinspiration #designideas #designed #designinspo #designlovers #architectureanddesign #instadesign #restaurantdesign #interiordesign #copenhagen #mexicandesign #nordicdesign #hijadesanchez
 
  
 
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24 November
  
Architecture can play a role in helping to heal unconscious racial biases – and that starts with depicting an accurate,…
Architecture can play a role in helping to heal unconscious racial biases – and that starts with depicting an accurate, inclusive array of users. Read the new opinion piece from Meena Krenek (@meenakrenek) arguing for architectural visualisations to be more representative of our diverse societies (online now, link in bio) . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #archdaily #architecturephotography #architecture #archigram #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #designinspo #designlovers #architecture_hunter #instaarchitecture #architectureanddesign #instadesign #architecturedesign #diverserepresentation #inclusivity #inclusivedesign #architecturalrendering #racialequality
 
  
 
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19 November
  
Camille Walala (@camillewalala) has reimagined London’s Oxford Street through a speculative vision that sees the busy street transformed into a…
Camille Walala (@camillewalala) has reimagined London’s Oxford Street through a speculative vision that sees the busy street transformed into a pedestrianised, plant-filled public space punctuated by 'architectural islands'. Read the story on our website now (link in bio). Images: Camille Walala and Omni Visual (@omni.visual) . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #design #designdaily #designer #designlife #designblog #designinspiration #designideas #designed #designinspo #designlovers #architectureanddesign #instadesign #london #publicspace #publicart #camillewalala #oxfordstreet #pedestrian #urbandesign
 
  
 
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23 November
  
Czech architecture practice atelier-r (@atelier.r.olomouc) has completed the restoration and renovation of the Helfštýn Castle, a 14th-century castle in the…
Czech architecture practice atelier-r (@atelier.r.olomouc) has completed the restoration and renovation of the Helfštýn Castle, a 14th-century castle in the Moravian Gate valley. The architects have mixed preservation with contemporary insertions including an elevated corten steel walkway for visitors. Photography: BoysPlayNice (@boysplaynice). Read the story online now at iconeye.com (link in bio) . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #architecturephoto #archdaily #architecturephotography #architecture #archigram #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #designinspo #designlovers #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #instaarchitecture #curated_archi #architectureanddesign #instadesign #czechrepublic #moravia #helfstyncastle #corten #cortensteel #architecturalheritage #castle #ruinedcastle
 
  
 
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17 November
  
From duvet dresses to DIY hempcrete: we select some of the best 2020 graduate projects from @designacademyeindhoven, which were created…
From duvet dresses to DIY hempcrete: we select some of the best 2020 graduate projects from @designacademyeindhoven, which were created in lockdown. Read the story online now (link in bio). Pictured: @santakupca, @hannahsegerkrantz, @enricorapella, @mileslgr . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #design #designdaily #designer #designlife #designblog #designinspiration #designideas #designed #designinspo #designlovers #architectureanddesign #instadesign #designschool #designacademyeindhoven #designgraduate #graduationshow #fashiondesigner #furnituredesign #productdesign #hempcrete #lightingdesign #lockdown
 
  
 
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12 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

Architecture

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
Oslo

Oslo, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Budapest commit to clean construction

The four cities have pledged to halve emissions from all construction activities by 2030

Cities
24.11.20

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

Camille Walala reimagines London’s Oxford Street

The designer's speculative vision turns the iconic street into a colourful, plant-filled public space

Design
23.11.20

Carlo Ratti designs the world’s first compostable marker

Made of biodegradable plastic, natural fibres and edible ink, Scribit Pen aims to tackle plastic pollution in the art supply industry 

Design
20.11.20

3XN Architects designs chirping indoor air quality sensor 

Through the canary-inspired AirBird, the Danish design studio aims to give a tangible form to poor air quality in indoor environments 

Design
16.11.20

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

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