The biennale’s director Christopher Turner explains the thinking behind next year’s theme: Emotional States

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Tuesday, 12 May 2015 01:00

Magnificent Obsessions at the Barbican

The objects hoarded by artists make for a dizzyingly stimulating show, says Christopher Turner, but they lose some of their magic away from the intimacy of the studio

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Wednesday, 24 September 2014 10:03

2014 Icon Awards judges revealed

Panel will pick the shortlist and winners at the BT Tower next month

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Tuesday, 03 June 2014 13:55

Chipperfield on the Venice Biennale 2012

With the Venice Architecture Biennale fast approaching, director David Chipperfield talks to Icon about his plans for the festival, which has the theme Common Ground.

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Friday, 23 May 2014 14:01

Zeitz Museum by Thomas Heatherwick

Thomas Heatherwick has unveiled plans to convert a giant concrete grain silo on the Cape Town waterfront into the continent’s first museum devoted to contemporary African art. It is already proving to be one of the British designer’s most heartfelt projects, says Christopher Turner

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Monday, 19 May 2014 11:30

Interview: Daniel Libeskind

The New Cities Foundation hosted an summit on the future of cities in two of Niemeyer's buildings in São Paulo's Ibirapuera Park. Daniel Libeskind, a trustee of the Foundation, who is about to break ground on his first South American project in the city, spoke to Christopher Turner after his keynote address

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Monday, 19 May 2014 11:29

Design Indaba

Each spring creatives from around the globe migrate to Cape Town, as they have for the past twenty years, for a summit that explores how innovative ideas might help Africa

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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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Thursday, 15 May 2014 15:14

Action Factory by Nicholas Grimshaw

Nicholas Grimshaw designed Herman Miller's grade II-listed factory in Bath to reflect the manufacturer's philosophy of open, inclusive and democratic working spaces that can be chopped and changed to suit their purpose – ideas that have revolutionised the modern workplace over the past half a century

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Wednesday, 14 May 2014 16:56

Sochi Pavilion by Asif Khan

Asif Khan's installation for the Winter Olympics was a screen of motorised pins that created monumental reliefs from scans of visitors' faces

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Vitamins, Design and Invention Studio likes to bring a touch of wonder to its products. For its latest trick, it has created a collapsible wheel for wheelchairs that can be folded down with the frame

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With his Heath Robinson contraptions and dark imagined futures, Thomas Thwaites has a intriguing take on society, science and technology

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Monday, 02 December 2013 16:57

6a: Architect detectives

Whether they are fitting out a Savile Row shop or adapting a grade I-listed house, London duo 6a Architects take a radical approach to history and conservation, cherry-picking elements of the past to weave into new narratives

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Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00

Never Built Los Angeles

How might Los Angeles, the celluloid city, have been an urban utopia, asks Christopher Turner

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Wednesday, 02 October 2013 01:00

New Brazilian designers

Fernando and Humberto Campana are seen as the godfathers of modern Brazilian design, and the influence of their ‟alchemical” use of salvaged materials is seen a new generation. But these young designers are determined not to live in the shadow of their forebears, says Christopher Turner

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Thursday, 25 July 2013 13:08

Queen Alia International Airport

Foster + Partners’ airport in the Jordanian desert uses local materials and Islamic motifs, but surprises arriving passengers with lush greenery

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Wednesday, 03 July 2013 13:00

Collectors: Paul Smith

Since the launch of his first store in 1970, Paul Smith has mixed his fashion designs with the collection of curiosities that inspire them. He refers to this ever expanding hoard, which overflows his disorderly office and fills storage facilities, as The Department of Silly.

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Tuesday, 04 June 2013 15:33

Desert Utopia: Donald Judd's Marfa

In the mid 1970s, the artist Donald Judd moved from New York to Marfa and remodelled the remote Texas town according to his minimalist aesthetic. We visit the art oasis that has influenced and inspired a new generation of architects and designers.

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Hugh Broughton’s Antarctic research station is part Archigram, part Thunderbirds – a series of brightly coloured modules on skis.

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Saturday, 27 April 2013 12:01

Noam Dover and Michal Cederbaum

The Israeli design duo come to London with a show of objects inspired by the Middle East and a carnival of handcrafted robotic animals.

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