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Logomotive: a history of American railroad graphics

A new book surveys the design of railway graphics – from logos to advertising – in 20th-century US

Design
26.02.21

Major new contemporary art museum opens in Spain

Designed by Tuñón Arquitectos, the Museum of Contemporary Art Helga de Alvear cuts a striking presence in the historic Spanish city of Cáceres

Buildings
25.02.21

Public space restored in Albanian village with carpet-inspired design

In the fishing village of Shiroka, Casanova + Hernandez designed an inclusive public realm inspired by local carpet weaving 

Design
24.02.21

Vallet de Martinis designs two brick schools for French town of Noyon

The Weissenburger and Saint-Exupéry school complexes comprise low-rise buildings carefully integrated with the surrounding townscape

Buildings
24.02.21

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In the Brussels suburb of Laeken, local practice @b_architecten has designed a social and cultural centre in a 19th-century disused…
In the Brussels suburb of Laeken, local practice @b_architecten has designed a social and cultural centre in a 19th-century disused railway station building. The restoration and renovation creates a new home for @maison_de_la_creation, a non-profit organisation that hosts events, exhibitions and free space for local activities. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio) . . #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 #brick #brickarchitecture #adaptivereuse #oldtrainstation #brussels #restoration #brusselsarchitecture
 
  
 
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 10 Feb
  
Madrid-based architecture practice @frpo.es has designed Estación San José, a new mixed-use building in the Mexican city of Toluca clad…
Madrid-based architecture practice @frpo.es has designed Estación San José, a new mixed-use building in the Mexican city of Toluca clad in shimmering perforated metal. The site of the project was originally a car park, but the owner wanted to create a multi-purpose structure that could become a cultural and economic hub for the city, featuring public spaces, shops, co-working offices and a roof garden. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photograph: Luis Gallardo / LGM Studio . . #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 #toluca #mexico #mexicanarchitecture #perforatedmetal #frpo
 
  
 
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 24 Feb
  
For its ‘Shared’ capsule – the second iteration of the brand’s new genderless line – @stellamccartney has collaborated with Japanese…
For its ‘Shared’ capsule – the second iteration of the brand’s new genderless line – @stellamccartney has collaborated with Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara. The capsule is interpreted through the spirit of resistance and rebelliousness of Nara’s work, featuring his illustrations of animalistic children and rallying phrases including ‘We are punks!’, ‘Change the history’ and ‘Don’t waste another day’ . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #design #designdaily #designer #designlife #designblog #designinspiration #designed #designinspo #designlovers #instadesign #designculture #design_only #designsponge #stellamccartney #fashion #illustration #yoshitomonara #fashioncollaboration #tshirtdesign #style #fashioncollection
 
  
 
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 28 Feb
  
Batay-Csorba Architects (@batay_csorba_architects) has completed the interior fit out for Shuck Shuck, a new restaurant in Vancouver. The design consists…
Batay-Csorba Architects (@batay_csorba_architects) has completed the interior fit out for Shuck Shuck, a new restaurant in Vancouver. The design consists of stripped-back concrete floors, exposed concrete columns, and a striking 56ft-long serpentine concrete table snaking throughout the space. Photo credit: @silentsama courtesy of @v2com_newswire . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #design #designdaily #designer #designlife #designblog #designinspiration #designideas #designed #designinspo #designlovers #architectureanddesign #instadesign #designculture #design_only #designsponge #restaurantdesign #restaurantinterior #interiordesign #concrete #concretedesign #bataycsorbaarchitects #vancouver #concreteinterior
 
  
 
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 11 Feb
  
A major new contemporary art museum has opened in Cáceres, Spain. Designed by Tuñón Arquitectos (@tunonarquitectos), the Museum of Contemporary…
A major new contemporary art museum has opened in Cáceres, Spain. Designed by Tuñón Arquitectos (@tunonarquitectos), the Museum of Contemporary Art Helga de Alvear (@museohelgadealvear) has been built to publicly exhibit artworks by more than 500 international artists – including Jenny Holzer and Anish Kapoor – which acclaimed gallerist Helga de Alvear has collected over 40 years. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photograph: Amores Pictures (@amorespictures) . . #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 #artmuseum #contemporaryartmuseum #caceres #extremadura #spain #museumarchitecture
 
  
 
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 25 Feb
  
Paris-based rotunno justman architects (@rotunno_justman) has transformed a space in a concrete former sawdust warehouse in Pantin into a photography…
Paris-based rotunno justman architects (@rotunno_justman) has transformed a space in a concrete former sawdust warehouse in Pantin into a photography studio for the creative company @marlowe.paris. A curved cyclorama has been designed to fit into the existing space and organises, by its shape, the different spaces that overlook it. Furniture throughout the project is crafted from reclaimed wood. Photograph: Manfredi Gioacchini (@manfredigioacchini) . . #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 #minimalism #paris #pantin #interiordesign #adaptivereuse #photostudio #creativespace
 
  
 
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 26 Feb
  
Project for Research & Architecture (PRA) has turned a disused outdoor pool and pool house in Shanghai into a new…
Project for Research & Architecture (PRA) has turned a disused outdoor pool and pool house in Shanghai into a new public garden and community hub. PRA used burnt timber cladding (also called Shou Sugi Ban) and vertical louvres for the renewed building. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photograph: Eiichi Kano . . #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 #shanghai #chinesearchitecture #burntwood #publicspace #adaptivereuse #shousugiban
 
  
 
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 12 Feb
  
Casanova + Hernandez Architects has completed a large-scale public realm redevelopment project for the Albianian fishing village of Shiroka on…
Casanova + Hernandez Architects has completed a large-scale public realm redevelopment project for the Albianian fishing village of Shiroka on Shkodra Lake. The project, named Albanian Carpet, restores an open and inclusive public space along the waterfront, united and enhanced by decorative paving in black and white granite with patterns that reference the local design heritage of Albanian carpet weaving. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photograph: E Zhabjaku . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #architecturalphotography #architecturephoto #archdaily #architecture #archigram #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #designinspo #designlovers #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #instaarchitecture #curated_archi #architectureanddesign #instadesign #urbandesign #publicspace #albania #shiroka #shkodralake #aerialview #lakefront #landscapearchitecture
 
  
 
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Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter (@reiulframstadarkitekter) has completed Hotel 48°Nord (@hotel48nord) in Breitenbach, Alsace, eastern France. Perched on a hillside, the architecture…
Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter (@reiulframstadarkitekter) has completed Hotel 48°Nord (@hotel48nord) in Breitenbach, Alsace, eastern France. Perched on a hillside, the architecture of the ecotourism retreat is inspired by Scandinavian design. 14 hytte-like cabins are built on stilts, designed to be removable, so that the landscape remains preserved. Chestnut wood sourced from trees on the opposite hill clads all volumes, combined with large glazed openings. Photography: Florent Michel 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 #hotel48nord #alsace #ecotourism #ecoretreat #reiulframstadarkitekter #sustainability
 
  
 
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 17 Feb
  
Japanese architecture practice Suppose Design Office (@suppose_design_office) has completed a concrete public toilet structure at Sendagaya Station in Tokyo that…
Japanese architecture practice Suppose Design Office (@suppose_design_office) has completed a concrete public toilet structure at Sendagaya Station in Tokyo that appears to hover above the ground. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photograph: Kenta Hasegawa (@kentahasegawa) . . #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 #tokyo #japanesearchitecture #concrete #concretearchitecture #minimalistarchitecture #tokyoarchitecture
 
  
 
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Balčytis Studija has completed the Vilkaviškis Bus Station in Lithuania, designed both as a piece of transport infrastructure and as…
Balčytis Studija has completed the Vilkaviškis Bus Station in Lithuania, designed both as a piece of transport infrastructure and as a social hub. Instead of removing the trees that were on the plot before development, the design incorporated them, where they punctuate the project's sheltered public space, rising through holes cut into the concrete roof to accommodate them. Read the full story on our website now (link in bio). Photography: Norbert Tukaj (@norberttukaj) . . #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 #lithuania #vilkaviskis #balčytisstudija #concrete #trees #treesofinstagram
 
  
 
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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) has completed the Richard Rogers’ Drawing Gallery, the final project Rogers began before his…
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) has completed the Richard Rogers’ Drawing Gallery, the final project Rogers began before his retirement from practice last year. The gallery is located in the vineyards of Château La Coste, a 500-acre rural wine estate in southern France. Harnessing bridge-like engineering, the project cantilevers 18m off a hillside, overlooking the Luberon National Park. With a boxy form encased in an exoskeleton of bright orange steel beams, the gallery embraces the high-tech style that initially propelled Rogers to such architectural fame. Read our full story online now (link in bio). Photograph: Stéphane Aboudaram/ @wearecontents . . #iconmagazine #iconeye #architecturelovers #buildingdesign #architecturephoto #archdaily #architecturephotography #architecture #archigram #archidaily #archilovers #design #designdaily #architect #designblog #designinspo #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #instaarchitecture #curated_archi #architectureanddesign #instadesign #richardrogers #hightecharchitecture #southoffrance #vineyard #landscape #rogersstirkharbour #artgallery #chateaulacoste
 
  
 
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Architecture

Major new contemporary art museum opens in Spain

Designed by Tuñón Arquitectos, the Museum of Contemporary Art Helga de Alvear cuts a striking presence in the historic Spanish city of Cáceres

Buildings
25.02.21

Vallet de Martinis designs two brick schools for French town of Noyon

The Weissenburger and Saint-Exupéry school complexes comprise low-rise buildings carefully integrated with the surrounding townscape

Buildings
24.02.21

FRPO designs new cultural hub in Mexican city of Toluca

Clad in shimmering perforated metal, the Estación San José project aims to be a centre of activity connecting disparate parts of the city

Buildings
22.02.21

Comment

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The quiet life must be heard

We need to treat data as a building material

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How the design of a building can help patients heal

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Design

Logomotive: a history of American railroad graphics

A new book surveys the design of railway graphics – from logos to advertising – in 20th-century US

Design
26.02.21

Public space restored in Albanian village with carpet-inspired design

In the fishing village of Shiroka, Casanova + Hernandez designed an inclusive public realm inspired by local carpet weaving 

Design
24.02.21

Iris van Herpen turns to fungi and recycled plastic for latest collection

The Dutch designer has drawn inspiration from mycelium and harnessed upcycled ocean plastic

Design
08.02.21

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Opinion

Amid a climate crisis, what does the ‘ideal city’ look like?

A new book showcases projects that contribute to more inclusive, sustainable and desirable cities. But does its optimism tackle the scale of the problem?

Opinion
19.02.21

Gyms are a crime against design

The commercial cult of the body is invading our urban spaces, argues Edwin Heathcote

Crimes Against Design
19.12.20

The problem of a lack of diversity in architecture starts early, but it can be fixed

We need to do more to expand access to the profession from a young age, says Nisha Kurian

Opinion
16.12.20

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