Thursday, 17 December 2009 19:50

Conversation: Ronan Bouroullec

Conversation between designer Ronan Bouroullec and icon editor Justin McGuirk.

Published in Features
Thursday, 17 December 2009 19:44

Conversation: de Smedt and Grima

Conversation between architect Julien de Smedt and Joseph Grima, director of New York’s Storefront for Art and Architecture.

Published in Features
Thursday, 17 December 2009 18:24

Conversation: Jencks, Moussavi and Colletti

Conversation between architectural historian Charles Jencks and architects Farshid Moussavi and Marjan Colletti, with questions from the floor.

Published in Features
Thursday, 17 December 2009 17:00

Conversation: Dunne & Raby and Bruce Sterling

Conversation between designers Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby, and science fiction novelist and design commentator Bruce Sterling.

Published in Features
Thursday, 17 December 2009 16:32

Bas Princen

Like islands, the buildings in photographer Bas Princen’s latest series are isolated objects in the landscape.

Published in GALLERY
Thursday, 17 December 2009 14:35

Bunker

Robert Kusmirowski's sinister installation feels more than just historical.

Published in Review
Thursday, 17 December 2009 14:28

James Wines

A lecture by this 1970s iconoclast caused palpable excitement, says Charles Holland – but the rhetoric doesn’t match the buildings.

Published in Review
Thursday, 17 December 2009 14:20

A Week At The Airport

Alain de Botton spent a week at Heathrow looking into people’s souls.

Published in Review
Thursday, 17 December 2009 10:53

School by Christian Kerez

“We wanted to make Something intriguing, where you might ask, ‘what is the logic?’”

Published in News
Thursday, 17 December 2009 10:43

Torres de Hércules by Rafael de la Hoz

“Non plus ultra” or “nothing further beyond” is the message integrated into the ornamental facade of Rafael de la Hoz’s Torres de Hércules in Cádiz in southern Spain.

Published in News
Thursday, 17 December 2009 10:34

Smart furniture by Jair Straschnow

“I’m ignored in Holland,” says Amsterdam-based Israeli designer Jair Straschnow.

Published in News
Thursday, 17 December 2009 10:18

Berlusconi's Folly

Rem Koolhaas' view of Stefano Boeri's unused G8 convention centre in Italy.

Published in News
Thursday, 17 December 2009 10:10

Cord chair by Nendo

Nendo has presented four new pieces at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.

Published in News
Thursday, 17 December 2009 09:56

Dorte Mandrup Architects

Squat yet striking, Dorte Mandrup Architects’ new community centre sits obliquely as the focal point of Herstedlund.

Published in News
Thursday, 17 December 2009 09:31

Design Academy Eindhoven

Design Academy Eindhoven opened its graduation exhibition amid confusion over the resignation of its director Alexander van Slobbe after only nine months on the job.

Published in News
Wednesday, 16 December 2009 16:46

The Museum of the Atacama Desert

The driest place on Earth now has a museum dedicated to it.

Published in News
Wednesday, 16 December 2009 16:33

Reyner Banham

There’s no one like Reyner Banham today. Imagine a serious architecture critic writing a detailed analysis of crisps – their form, their packaging and the reasons why people assumed they weren’t fattening.

Published in Icon of the Month
Friday, 11 December 2009 10:57

Ed Ruscha

It’s hard not to see this seminal artist’s work as a celebration of ephemeral America – but these days its glamour is less obvious.

Published in Review
Monday, 30 November 2009 14:01

New furniture by Gamfratesi

In the December issue of icon we published the Rewrite desk by Gamfratesi. Here are two new pieces by the Danish-Italian duo.

Published in News