Thursday, 16 October 2008 11:02

Collecting architecture

There is a new breed of client who collects architecture like stamps. In Mongolia, Taiwan, South Africa and Brazil, private developers are commissioning big names and hot young practices by the dozen to build huge, diverse developments.

Published in ICON 060 | June 2008
Thursday, 02 October 2008 13:15

Transcript: David Adjaye

Leonardo FinottiRead the full transcript of British architect David Adjaye talking to Diego García Scaro about his temporary pavilion, Sclera, situated on the South Bank in London.

Published in NEWS
Wednesday, 12 September 2007 11:36

David Adjaye | icon 028 | October 2005

Graduating in '93 was like being ejected into the void; it was the height of the crash. That forced me to start doing my own thing. I was born in Tanzania. I got here when I was ten, in the late Seventies. I studied at Middlesex and then the Royal College of Art.
Friday, 23 March 2007 04:31

David Adjaye | icon 017 | November 2004

“You know why giraffe necks are stripy? Giraffes are stripy because when they come together they form an optical haze that confuses predators. When you get a family of giraffes there’s this moiré-ing, and lions trip out, and what they have to do is to separate them to hunt them.”
David Adjaye met Oscar Niemeyer while making a radio programme for the BBC on major figures in 20th-century architecture. Here, the young architect tells icon about it. The programme, which also includes Kenzo Tange, IM Pei and Moshe Safdie, airs in March.
Published in ICON 011 | April 2004
Wednesday, 21 March 2007 06:34

Exhibit eh? | icon 001 | April 2003

Architectural exhibitions have become hollow, detached and lacking in curatorial drive.

Published in ICON 001 | April 2003
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