Richard Rogers is one of the best known architects of the later 20th century, known for his high-tech approach to design.

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Wednesday, 08 April 2020 09:00

Team 4: an architecture supergroup

Team 4 was an architecture firm set up in 1963 that comprised the young British architects Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Wendy Cheesman and Su Brumwell.

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Renzo Piano is a renowned Italian high-tech architect and designed the Centre Pompidou one of the movement’s most famous building

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It's not news that the Centre Pompidou wasn't the beloved high-tech classic it is today, but Richard Rogers might not have been prepared for quite the level of reaction he got from the locals.

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The housing crisis is forcing people to live in ever more cramped conditions, but history teaches us that well-designed homes and public spaces are the bedrock of a civilised society

Published in Comment
Friday, 09 October 2015 01:00

The lasting appeal of modernist Essex

In the Home issue, Charles Holland took a trip down memory lane to rediscover a series of modernist gems in villages around Essex. We asked Catherine Hyland to take some photographs to accompany the article – see them here and follow @iconeye on Instagram for more

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Wednesday, 04 February 2015 14:24

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

The French designers discuss their work and inspiration at RSHP's Leadenhall Building in London

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Wednesday, 04 February 2015 11:53

Cathedrals of Culture

Wim Wenders lets the architecture do the talking in his latest series of documentaries about landmark buildings. It's just a shame the buildings don't have a better script, says Isabel Stevens

Published in Review
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 12:03

Leadenhall Building

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners' most recent addition to the City of London's skyline is surprisingly sensitive at ground level for a building that needs to pay its own way, says Douglas Murphy

Published in News
Thursday, 04 September 2014 11:21

Icon 136: Museums

Our October issue, available from 5 September, looks at the V&A's mannequins, Tate Britain's robots, Rogers' British Museum extension and the politics of designing the 9/11 museum exhibits

Published in Comment
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 13:00

Highlights from 100% Design

During London Design Festival, 100% design welcomed more than 27,000 visitors over four days at Earls Court in London, and this year expanded into both exhibition halls. Here are three of Icon’s highlights from the show.

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Wednesday, 09 October 2013 12:13

Richard Rogers RA – Inside out

The contradictions that run through the Royal Academy’s retrospective sum up the architect perfectly, says Charles Holland.

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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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Friday, 28 June 2013 14:30

Collectors: Richard Rogers

Richard Rogers has always urged people to consider the dialogue between structures in a cityscape, rather than just individual buildings – an interest that can be traced back to his mother’s arrangements of ceramic pots that occupy a central space in his home

Published in Features
Monday, 10 June 2013 18:15

Maggie’s Centre, Hong Kong

Frank Gehry's second Maggie’s Centre is an intimate building inspired by Chinese design, overlooking gardens created by Lily Jencks

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Tuesday, 07 May 2013 13:03

Icon 120: 10th Anniversary

Icon is ten years old this month! For this special “collectors” issue, we asked Paul Smith, Richard Rogers, Amanda Levete, Sebastian Bergne, Madelon Vriesendorp, Peter Marigold and David Rockwell to show us their private collections of objects that influence their work. And we also invited all our past cover stars, from Maarten Baas to Daniel Libeskind, to complete the Icon psychological test.

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Tuesday, 28 February 2012 09:14

The Art-Architecture Complex

Hal Foster turns a spotlight on famous buildings, but pays no heed to their contexts, says Kieran Long.

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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
Thursday, 11 August 2011 16:20

City of Culture of Galicia by Peter Eisenman

Peter Eisenman’s vast arts centre is the culmination of a lifetime of ideas, and a fitting end to an era of grand civic building in Europe.

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Tuesday, 03 June 2008 07:32

Maggie’s Centre London

“This is probably one of the worst sites you can possibly imagine to build a care centre in!” laughs Richard Rogers, referring to the first Maggie’s Centre in England, which was designed by Rogers Harbour Stirk + Partners and opened in May.
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