Douglas Murphy asks what this year’s line-up for the prestigious award says about the state of British architecture

Published in Comment
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 00:00

Icon 145: Leisure

Our new issue (out on 4 June) celebrates the arrival of summer, with FAT and Grayson Perry’s House for Essex, Ooze Architects’ King’s Cross swimming pond, the surprising modernist history of Center Parcs and Bruno Drummond’s Cedric Price-inspired photo essay

Published in Comment
Thursday, 28 May 2015 11:00

Grayson Perry's sketchbook

Featured in our upcoming Leisure issue, the artist’s flamboyant structure in Essex, completed this month, was inspired by the stacked forms of Norwegian stave churches

Published in News

This year’s British Pavilion was FAT’s final project. Here, founding director Sam Jacob recalls how the practice trawled archives and attics to piece together the history of British modernism, and attempt to reclaim it for the present day

Published in Features
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 14:15

Vicky Richardson on the British pavilion

A Clockwork Jerusalem, our installation at the Venice Biennale, presents an alternative history of British modernism that could lead to a reassessment of how we approach architecture today, says the British Council's director of architecture

Published in Features
Thursday, 01 March 2012 14:37

Six of the Best: Sam Jacob

What were the cultural highlights of 2011? Icon asks nine international critics, curators and experts to select their half-dozen stand-out moments in architecture, design and art.

Published in Features
Thursday, 01 March 2012 09:59

BBC Centre by FAT

FAT has created a little drama at this television production centre in Cardiff with an ornate facade that echoes the fantastical worlds within.

Published in News
Friday, 19 August 2011 12:40

Attack the block: Lego architecture

Lego has a series of models reproducing “classic” works of architecture: Fallingwater, the Empire State Building and so on. But the fun of the toy is that you can make anything you like. So what happens when you give these models to some leading British architects to remake?

Published in Features
Friday, 19 August 2011 10:50

Clerkenwell Design Week 2011

The design festival made quite an impression (literally, in the case of Lulu Guinness’s Pin Art Machine) in this, its second year, with more than 150 events, an impressive array of exhibitors and a Victorian prison teeming with emerging designers.

Published in News
Thursday, 09 July 2009 13:41

Heerlijkheid Hoogvliet

FAT experiments with psychedelic brutalism in the Netherlands.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009 11:05

FAT’s Liverpool Pavilion

Architecture practice Fashion Architecture Taste (FAT) has unveiled its Liverpool Pavilion for the 42-acre retail and residential development Liverpool ONE.
Published in NEWS
Cameron Sinclair compared Zaha Hadid to Robert Mugabe in a knockabout, entertaining debate at the Barbican just before the Easter weekend. We were there, and here’s what we saw.
Published in NEWS
Thursday, 07 August 2008 06:44

The 20 essential young architects

Is it just us or is the young architect a very different beast these days? For the first time, “young” actually means young, but “architect” may no longer mean architect. This is our list of the most significant rising practices. Like all list stories, you’ll disagree with some of it, but that’s half the fun.

Published in Architecture
Tuesday, 17 June 2008 05:19

KesselsKramer Outlet

More chip shop than office, the new London base of Dutch communications agency KesselsKramer, designed by FAT, is decorated with white tiles and steel counters.

Published in ICON 057 | March 2008
Friday, 15 February 2008 01:56

KesselsKramer Outlet

More chip shop than office, the new London base of Dutch communications agency KesselsKramer, designed by FAT, is decorated with white tiles and steel counters.
Published in NEWS
Thursday, 23 August 2007 11:30

Manifesto #38 Sam Jacob/Fat | Architect

Manifesto #38 with architect Sam Jacob/Fat in London.

Published in MANIFESTOS

Fat-cat designers draining limited-edition buckets of Cristal and swinging from Swarovski chandeliers at the Gdansk Biennial... where did it all go wrong?

Published in ICON 050 | August 2007
Tuesday, 27 March 2007 06:33

FAT Restaurant | icon 043 | January 2007

FAT has designed a restaurant at Heal’s on London’s Tottenham Court Road. Called Meals, the Oliver Peyton-run restaurant, on the first floor of the furniture store, is an ironic woodland fantasy.

Stargazing in FAT's installation at the RIBA prompts a hollow, Hollywood kind of loneliness.

Published in ICON 036 | June 2006
Saturday, 24 March 2007 06:49

FAT | icon 028 | October 2005

Sam Jacobs I was born and bred in Islington.

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