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Remote architecture in the Nordic wilderness

From Iceland to Norway, building in remote rural spots requires an entirely different way of thinking – and a host of unusual challenges

Architecture
02.02.23

On Helsinki’s archipelago Pekka Littow’s Majamaja eco cabins are inspired by the local architecture

Just a 15-minute boat ride from Helsinki, the waterside off-grid cabins designed by architect Pekka Littow inhabit a different world

Architecture
30.01.23

In Memoriam: Balkrishna V. Doshi (1927- 2023)

The 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner was one of India's most influential architects, celebrated for his humanist philosophy and sustainable approach to architecture

Architecture
26.01.23

Anglo-Dutch architecture firm Studio Woodroffe Papa completes mixed-use housing scheme in London

A new residential development in Southwark embraces a European model of collective housing with the aim to enrich the community

Architecture
25.01.23

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 architecture

Architecture
23.01.23

AD Architecture reimagines an art and exhibition venue in Shiyihe

The new building intends to introduce commercial art to the residents of Shiyihe, China, and help foster a new creative community around it

Architecture
20.01.23

Mobile Architectural Office unveils low-carbon building in Paris

Nestled on the corner of rue Robert Blache and rue du Terrage, the practice seeks to reinterpret the characteristics of faubourienne architecture 

Architecture
17.01.23

Architecture firm Atelier L’Abri designs all-white house in Québec

Designed for a family of four, the modern residence allows its occupants to escape the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the calm of nature

Architecture
12.01.23

Top 5 architectural hideaways from around the world

Modern life is overwhelming. As dynamic and exuberant as urban living can be, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to escape the stimulus overload of densely populated areas

Architecture
06.01.23

Christ & Gantenbein adds a contemporary touch to a grade II listed building in London

The UK House, a mixed-use building located at a prestigious West End address on Oxford Street, stands out as a landmark in the city centre

Architecture
05.01.23

Year in Review: ICON’s top 5 architecture stories of 2022

From a pink paddling pool in Melbourne to the North London house becoming the UK’s first net zero carbon home, here are ICON's most popular architecture stories of 2022

Architecture
29.12.22

Design Museum Gent uses bricks manufactured from municipal waste in upcoming renovation

The low carbon bricks have been developed for the construction of the new wing of the Design Museum Gent

Architecture
22.12.22

Studio Jey pairs architectural features with bespoke furnishings at The Fall

The London-based design duo has collaborated with The Fall to design its new retail concept store in East London

Architecture
20.12.22

citizenM opens new art-filled properties in Miami and Chicago

The Dutch brand expands its reach with two colourful, design-led hotels in the US

Architecture
13.12.22

London’s biggest showroom of vintage Scandinavian furniture opens in Hackney Wick

This industrial space, perched next to a canal in East London, features a rolling supply of mid-century Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish furniture and home accessories

Architecture
08.12.22

Architectural firm Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli completes Brixen Public Library in South Tyrol

The Brixen Public Library in South Tyrol is a hybrid urban living room and vibrant community gathering place

Architecture
05.12.22

Meet the couple who designed and built a tiny house holiday home in Dorset

Scott and Caroline designed and built The Bide by hand during lockdown. A labour of love, the design combines the couple’s passion for contemporary design and interiors

Architecture
02.12.22

Alvaro Barrington basketball court in Bethnal Green initiated by the London Lions

Art and basketball combine to help East London borough with highest child poverty rate

Architecture
22.11.22

Margent Farm partners with eco-conscious social enterprise to build affordable tiny house

Non-profit social enterprise Common Knowledge has taught 120 people to build mobile tiny homes using innovative hemp corrugated panels and other eco-conscious materials

Architecture
21.11.22

FRAMA creates minimalist interior for a retail space in Williamsburg

The Copenhagen-based design brand transformed 7115 by Szeki, a contemporary boutique in the heart of Brooklyn, using natural and reclaimed materials

Architecture
18.11.22

The iconic Buchli house at USM’s Münsingen campus in Switzerland is back in use

Now with a new lease of life as a guest house for corporate visitors, Fritz Haller’s revolutionary modular design for a 1969 house for USM owner Paul Schärer is as much a work of art as a family home

Architecture
17.11.22

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Remote architecture in the Nordic wilderness

On Helsinki’s archipelago Pekka Littow’s Majamaja eco cabins are inspired by the local architecture

In Memoriam: Balkrishna V. Doshi (1927- 2023)

Anglo-Dutch architecture firm Studio Woodroffe Papa completes mixed-use housing scheme in London

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

AD Architecture reimagines an art and exhibition venue in Shiyihe

Mobile Architectural Office unveils low-carbon building in Paris

Architecture firm Atelier L’Abri designs all-white house in Québec

Top 5 architectural hideaways from around the world


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