Friday, 16 May 2014 11:41

Profile: Fernando Romero

Fernando Romero, who once worked for Rem Koolhaas, is married to the daughter of the richest man in the world, for whom he built the Soumaya museum in Mexico City. With several big projects in the works, he is now planning a charter city to be built from scratch in Latin America

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Friday, 16 May 2014 10:46

David Chipperfield's Museo Jumex

David Chipperfield's first project in Latin America is a crisply detailed, modernist gallery for the region's largest private collection. Behind its travertine walls and sharp-toothed roof, it is also one of the most defiantly public buildings in Mexico City

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Mexican architect Frida Escobedo has rejected labels, genres and stylistic rigour in favour of a casual approach that mixes modernism with ornamental and populist traditions. Now her bold, celebratory designs are gaining international recognition

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The diagrammatic facade is the star exhibit at Sergei Tchoban’s archive of architectural drawing in Berlin.

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Tuesday, 18 February 2014 14:06

Lina Bo Bardi’s Bowl Chair

As the Italian-Brazilian architect's reputation grows ever brighter, Arper has delved into the archives to create a limited-edition of her unrealised 1951 Bowl Chair

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Friday, 07 February 2014 11:30

Volkswagen Beetle

The Volkswagen Beetle crawled out from its dark origins in the Nazi era to travel the world, go bananas on the big screen, and truly live up to its name

Published in Icon of the Month
Saturday, 01 February 2014 00:00

Buildings of the Labour movement

A book about socialist buildings is proof that construction need not be exploitative, says Owen Hatherley

Published in Review
Saturday, 01 February 2014 00:00


Will Wiles marvels at the art of domestic bonsai – even if it is all a bit upstairs-downstairs

Published in Review
Thursday, 30 January 2014 16:23

De Rotterdam by OMA

OMA’s massive wall of cantilevered tower blocks is a curious addition to a city already awash with empty office space.

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014 11:14

Interview: Mathias Hahn

The product designer seamlessly combines the German and British, industrial and craft, elements of his training to create innovative new forms for everyday objects.

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Thursday, 09 January 2014 10:16

Icon 128: Mexico

This month we talk to Fernando Romero, architect of the Soumaya Museum, about working for OMA and also for Carlos Slim, the richest man in the world – and Romero’s father-in-law. Edwin Heathcote visits David Chipperfield’s Jumex Museum in Mexico City, and Frida Escobedo, our cover star, explains how she’s mixing modernism with more ornamental traditions. Plus 24 pages of the latest German designs.

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