As architecture becomes more performative, set design is becoming more real. Edwin Heathcote explores the age of the stage

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Some of Britain's biggest cultural institutions are taking action on climate change

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Alexandra Palace was once home to a badly designed theatre, which became a disused theatre, then a crumbling theatre. So how has FCB Studios brought about its triumphant revival by ‘doing nothing’?

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Arist Joseph Hillier tells Icon how he came up with the subject and design process for the statue in Plymouth 

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Monday, 05 January 2015 12:21

War, Revolution and Design

Works by Kazimir Malevich, Alexander Rodchenko and Vladimir Tatlin are on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of an exhibition of designs by avant-garde artists for the Russian theatre

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Wednesday, 14 May 2014 15:27

Everyman Theatre by Haworth Tompkins

Haworth Tompkins' redevelopment of the Liverpool landmark is serious, thoughtful and already feels like an established part of the city

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Frank Gehry’s New York theatre complex is a return to the raw plywood, concrete and glass architecture of his early career. He spoke to Icon about his design process, why he wants to be known for creating buildings of warmth and humanity, and why so much architecture achieves precisely the opposite.

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012 09:56

Wuxi Grand Theatre by PES Architects

Finnish practice PES Architects has delivered a dramatic architectural statement for the Chinese city, with eight twisting, glowing fins oversailing a lavish bamboo-clad auditorium.

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A restoration project has brought the crumbling ruins of a Lisbon theatre back to life by enclosing them in vast planes of terracotta concrete.

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Shanghai’s latest super-sized hotel, office, retail, art and theatre complex employs almost as many architectural styles as it has uses.

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Monday, 28 May 2012 16:31

Frank Gehry’s New York theatre

The Pershing Square Signature Center is an off-Broadway venue that ditches the flash alloys and returns to Gehry’s rough and ready roots.

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Dance has always been a multidisciplinary form but the Belgian choreographer Frédéric Flamand has specialised in striking collaborations, working with leading architects including Zaha Hadid, Thom Mayne, Diller + Scofidio and Dominique Perrault to explore the limits of bodies and cities

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Monday, 27 February 2012 12:31

Marlowe Theatre by Keith Williams Architects

Keith Williams’ new home for this Canterbury theatre combines civic dignity with a few touches of appropriately theatrical flair.

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Wednesday, 07 July 2010 16:08

La Llotja by Mecanoo

La Llotja is a theatre and conference centre in Lleida, Spain, by Dutch architecture practice Mecanoo.

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