In our latest issue, we explore the soft power of German design in the postwar era, along with Neave Brown's humane city, the differing visions at Arcosanti and Zaradye Park, report back from Dutch Design Week and rethink the European Space Agency

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Coop Himmelb(l)au has landed an immense structure of angular steel and crystalline glass at the gateway to Lyon

Published in News
Monday, 23 February 2015 12:01

Drawing Ambience

RISD Museum, Rhode Island
24 April – 2 August 2015

Published in Diary
Monday, 07 October 2013 09:00

Dalian Conference Centre

Coop Himmelb(l)au tests the limits of large-scale parametric design by landing a spaceship-like civic centre in northern China. 

Published in News
Friday, 06 September 2013 15:36

Icon 124: Shopping

September is the biggest month in London’s design calendar and this month we bring you the biggest ever edition of Icon – on Shopping. 6A Architects has designed a flagship store for Paul Smith and Zaha Hadid is moving into retail. We explore Amazon’s gargantuan distribution sheds, talk to Industrial Facility and ask how the British High Street can survive. And the Icon Design Trail brings you the best of LDF. 


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Monday, 11 February 2013 16:03

Busan Cinema Centre by Coop Himmelb(l)au

The giant animated roof of Coop Himmelb(l)au’s cultural building in South Korea harks back to the data-bubbles and inflatables of an idealistic age.

Published in News
Thursday, 10 January 2013 10:59

Icon 116: Japan

Icon 116 is devoted to Japan. Nearly two years after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the north of the country in March 2011, we revisit the disaster areas where architects and designers, including Toyo Ito’s KISYN group, are now helping to rebuild local communities. On the cover is Kengo Kuma, the master of “deceptive minimalism”, and we also talk to rising stars Takram Design Engineering.

Published in NEWS
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 12:42

Martin Luther Church by Coop Himmelb(l)au

Coop Himmelb(l)au’s church in Hainburg, Austria combines digital design with references to the giants of modernism.

Published in News
Thursday, 18 August 2011 15:54

The legacy of megastructures

Today, the space frame lurks quietly behind the skins of buildings by Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid, as well as regional shopping centres, but in the 1960s it was central to architects’ visions of utopian megastructures and a future of unlimited expansion.

Published in Features
Friday, 10 July 2009 19:58

Central High School 9

Water slide, roller coaster, theme park and Buck Rogers High, these are the epithets that locals most frequently use to describe Central High School 9 in Los Angeles.

This is our list of the people in architecture and design who we feel are shaping the future

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A winged museum extension News A winged museum extension is Austrian architecture practice Coop Himmelb(l)au's long-awaited American debut.

The Barbican’s survey of the architectural avant-garde over the last 50 years is like a members' club. You only make it in if you show the right kind of originality.

Published in ICON 038 | August 2006