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Architecture Icon: The post-war designs of Yrjö and Irmeli Kukkapuro live on in their unique home studio

The curved roof of Kukkapuro House in Kauniainen, Finland, shelters the former studio and home of its creators, designer Yrjö Kukkapuro and his visual artist wife Irmeli. Their daughter, Isa Kukkapuro-Enbom tells ICON the story of this unique space dedicated to creativity

Architecture
04.04.24

Atelier L’Abri completes silver-clad house in forested hills of Canadian Laurentians

A contemporary cabin for dog lovers, this tiny home marries functionality and minimalism within an ultra-compact building footprint

Architecture
14.03.24

Photographer Ruben Hughes shares how he captures the streets of New York and Copenhagen

Best known for his collaborations with high-value brands, Copenhagen-based Ruben Hughes, whose work features on the cover of ICON 214, captures the street spirit of New York and the young people of his adopted home with his Leica M6

Architecture
12.03.24

Architecture Icon: The Paimio Sanatorium and its humanistic approach to modernism

Situated a two-hour drive west of Helsinki, the former tuberculosis sanatorium takes a humanistic approach to modern architecture

Architecture
04.03.24

House Dokka combines simple geometry and natural materials to create a home that resembles a floating treehouse

Located in Kongsberg, Norway, Snøhetta and Tor Helge Dokka have designed a mass-timber, single-family house with a low CO2 footprint

Architecture
27.02.24

Makhno Studio’s Gnizdo houses seamlessly blend tradition and futurism

With a completion date set for this year, Ukrainian architectural studio Makhno’s latest project fuses past and future eras through traditional building methods and materials and contemporary aesthetics.

Architecture
26.02.24

This new eco-conscious hotel concept in the Trosa archipelago draws a discerning crowd

Realised by Swedish architect Andreas Martin-Löf, and founded by Umberto Garabello, Landet Stay embraces local ties and natural surroundings

Architecture
23.02.24

Clément Cividino’s restoration of a 1960s fibreglass pod by Nikolaos Xasteros lands in the Spanish countryside

A perfectly restored fibreglass pod represents a labour of love for dealer and curator Clément Cividino, who is bringing back to life the prefabricated architecture of the 1960s and 1970s Space Age

Architecture
15.02.24

Architecture Icon: How the Noguchi Musuem advances the appreciation of its founder’s art and legacy

The Noguchi Museum in Queens, New York, chartered as The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, was the first museum in the United States designed by a living artist to show their own work, and reflects the diversity of his sculptural approach

Architecture
30.01.24

Architecture Icon: Alvar and Aino Aalto’s house in Helsinki bears all the hallmarks of their approach to design

Tucked away on a quiet side street in a leafy area of Helsinki, Alvar and Aino Aalto’s discreet suburban home demonstrates a beauty and practicality familiar from their better-known designs

Architecture
23.01.24

A new exhibition at Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center celebrates Albert Frey

The Swiss architect from the studio of Le Corbusier who went on to create his own brand of modernism in the Californian desert is being celebrated in Palm Springs, the town he made his own

Architecture
22.01.24

Hérault Arnod Architectures teams up with Dutch artist Krijn de Koning to design mobile museum for MUMO and Centre Pompidou

MUMO and Centre Pompidou have joined forces with Hérault Arnod Architectures and Dutch artist Krijn de Koning to launch a mobile museum, which will take art to communities across France

Architecture
18.01.24

Parts and Labor Design adds walnut wood panels and Italian red stone to subterranean bar in New York

Set in the corner of the landmark Townsend building, one of the Flatiron District’s architectural jewels since its construction between 1896 and 1897, Sotto is the neighbourhood's latest chic addition 

Architecture
15.01.24

Form Us With Love and EasyMining explore innovative circular uses for a materials by-product

A collaboration between circular materials company EasyMining and Swedish design studio Form Us With Love has been exploring design-friendly uses for sand that is generated as a by-product of waste recovery

Architecture
04.01.24

Vitra’s new retrospective of the Dutch photographer who describes himself as a visual storyteller

Iwan Baan’s photographic retrospective at Vitra’s Design Museum in Weil am Rhein shows how people make places

Architecture
03.01.24

Speakers at the Sharjah Architecture Triennial took inspiration from the past in redefining strategies of renewal and sustainability for Africa

The Sharjah Architecture Triennial saw a new focus on redefining scarcity and abundance in Africa, writes our new columnist Rue Kothari

Architecture
20.12.23

How Hesselbrand is scaling up experience-led interiors and socially-driven ideas

From a trio of Scandinavian classmates to a studio of eight, on the advent of its 10th birthday, we shine a light on Hesselbrand's existing and upcoming work, ranging from residential and hospitality projects to arts and culture

Architecture
13.12.23

A revamped auto repair shop by multidisciplinary design studio SANAYI313

The Istanbul-based, multidisciplinary practice functions as a design studio and store displaying unconventional and experimental pieces

Architecture
11.12.23

The imaginary worlds created by Berlin-based designer Anna Cwik

Transporting visitors to colourful, dreamy worlds using AI technology, Berlin-based artist and interior designer Anna Cwik creates scenes of otherworldly wonder that exemplify imagination and creativity

Architecture
22.11.23

Oliver Du Puy transforms a Victorian house in Melbourne into a contemporary sanctuary

The Melbourne-based architect completes the renovation of a historic Victorian terrace house, originally from 1889, to create a modern family home

Architecture
15.11.23

Dr Sandra Piesik shows what we can learn from cultures worldwide

How can we live in a changing environment? A new book, Vernacular Architecture for a Changing Climate, by Dr Sandra Piesik shows how people and cultures worldwide are already creating buildings for a sustainable future

Architecture
14.11.23

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Architecture Icon: The post-war designs of Yrjö and Irmeli Kukkapuro live on in their unique home studio

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