Jean-Philippe Vassal tells Icon about his passion for social housing and why the role of architect is a vital one in today's society
Published in Features
One hundred years after the design movement began, the new Bauhaus Museum in Weimar is just one of multiple tributes reassessing the school's historic legacy
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The latest addition to Houston's Menil campus has the horizon-hugging horizontality of a Mies. How does it fit within the city's Alphaville streetscapes?

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Photographer Klaus Pichler shot these unstaged pictures in the basement storage rooms of Vienna's Museum of Natural History. The uncanny images reveal a world that is, as the artist puts it, "full of life, but dead nonetheless"

Published in GALLERY
Monday, 17 November 2014 00:00

Hauser & Wirth, Somerset

International gallery Hauser & Wirth has made its name attracting the metropolitan super-rich of New York, London and Zurich. So why is its new gallery on a farm in Somerset?

Published in Features
Monday, 10 November 2014 11:09

9/11 Memorial Museum

Jake Barton's exhibition design for the 9/11 Memorial Museum is dominated by voices: harrowing witness accounts, the shared remembrances of victims' families – and the ongoing debate about what precisely the museum should be for

Published in Features
Monday, 27 October 2014 11:19

Tate Britain robots: Night watch

After closing time at Tate Britain, four silent robots move around the galleries. As their flashlights illuminate the walls, an internet audience enjoys a robot's-eye view of 500 years of Old Masters. But this project is not about art – it is about the special power of a museum at night, and the transgressive thrill of being allowed to enter

Published in Features
Friday, 24 October 2014 15:27

Universal Design Studio: Information Age

Barber Osgerby's architecture arm has designed a permanent exhibition at the Science Museum that explores 200 years of communications history

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

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