The Zaha Hadid-designed art museum in the American Midwest aims to unite Michigan State university with the town around it.
Bulo has reissued coveted items from the mid-century Belgian designer’s furniture collection after a revival of interest in his work.
Jim Archer has designed a system that gets rid of waste, saves on fuel and provides a facility where communities in Kenya can come together and cook. Not a bad outcome after much time spent rooting through piles of rubbish.
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.
Zaha Hadid has built an imposing cultural centre on the outskirts of Montpellier, which hopes to help to revive a down-at-heel suburb.
Last night the winners of the first Icon Awards were handed bespoke trophies designed by London-based New Zealander Phil Cuttance. Read more about the trophy design here and pick up a copy of the special Icon Awards issue on Saturday to discover all the winners.
Starting next year, Virgin Galactic will offer space adventures for the 1%, including Brad Pitt, Stephen Hawking and Katy Perry. Icon went to the New Mexico desert to visit Foster + Partners’ Spaceport America, from where these sub-orbital flights for the stars will launch.
Traditional French crystal maker Baccarat and Spanish designer Jaime Hayón are working together to create a body of work combining the old and the new – including a 170-year-old goblet design that now has Mickey Mouse ears.
Formafantasma has collaborated with Fendi on a range of primitive-looking tools and furniture that seeks to explore the tactile qualities of leather
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.
For David Gill's gallery in west London, Zaha Hadid has created an ice-like table that appears to be melting into its own legs.
The Swedish trio's playful blown-bubble LED shade will explode and reform millions of times over the bulb's life.
This year in Milan we caught up with French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. As the brothers reflect on 15 years of working together, Erwan explains why age and success haven’t made them complacent.
Kenyan architect Jim Archer has turned Nairobi’s rubbish problem into a solution for those who cannot afford fuel to cook with.
K2S Architects has used simple shapes and local materials to create a quiet, intimate space for reflection at the heart of bustling Helsinki.
The Pershing Square Signature Center is an off-Broadway venue that ditches the flash alloys and returns to Gehry’s rough and ready roots.
In south-east Spain, on Cartagena’s harbourfront, Madrid-based practice SelgasCano has created a vibrant auditorium and congress centre that makes ingenious use of low-cost materials and glows at night like a radioactive Chinese lantern.
Pei Zhu, one of China’s most prominent architects, has landed a new intergalactic museum on the waterfront in Shenzhen.
On the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, New York’s memorial to the 2,982 victims opens at Ground Zero.