Probably the twentieth century’s most controversial movement, Brutalism was characterised by its utilitarian style, modular elements and the functional use of concrete and steel
In the first half of the twentieth century, changes in technology and society led to the birth of a vision of an urban utopian that could be achieved through modernist design
As climate catastrophe looms, the interdependence of the urban and rural worlds has never been starker. The countryside can no longer be dismissed as a bastion of tradition - it is where the future is taking place, finds Edwin Heathcote.
Living With Beauty is the final report from the government-appointed commission on the controversial subject of what beautiful housing looks like
Austrian architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky’s mass-produced kitchen transformed domestic life but shows that modernist efficiency didn’t necessarily lead to equality
Villa Savoye is a definitive example of a modernist building. Set in the Parisian suburb of Poissy, the villa was designed by Swiss architect and modernist titan Le Corbusier and his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret.
Writing about food has never been so good, or serious, as now. Esther Choi's book of recipes inspired by famous artists and architects, combines fun with thoughtful commentary
A century since Le Corbusier began his journey as an architect, he remains one of the profession's most influential and controversial figures
An enormous replica of Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye has been half-sunk off a Danish fjord as part of Vejle's Floating Art festival
Women designers have been all but written out of the history of modernism, but now an ambitious show at MoMA aims to set the record straight. Claire Barliant finds out if it succeeds
A trend for archive pieces has emerged at Clerkenwell Design Week, as industry stalwarts such as Vitra, Cassina and SCP unearth and update former successes and passed-over prototypes
The Spanish designer is celebrating Le Corbusier's legacy at Milan Furniture Fair next month with a set of characterful wooden objects for Cassina
An exhibition in Victoria is a thought-provoking exploration of the links between art and design in an incongruous setting
Le Corbusier, Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster are among the architects featured as silhouettes in the graphic designer's latest illustrations
Bench B is a modern twist on a classic archetype. Its designer, Konstantin Grcic, spoke to Icon about his inspiration and upcoming shows