The dramatic facade of these apartments in the Portuguese village of Alcácer do Sal is a functional response to residents’ needs.

Published in News
Thursday, 11 August 2011 09:42

Voyager 1

The space probe is about to become the first man-made object to leave the solar system. It is a beautiful expression of the best sort of human ambition.

Published in Icon of the Month
Thursday, 11 August 2011 09:20

Nigel Coates

This is not so much form follows function as form follows fiction, which is basically my outlook.

Published in Five Most Wanted
Thursday, 11 August 2011 09:09

The Sunday Times

How long must the breakfast tables of the middle classes groan under this paper mountain of grainy paparazzi shots, illegible layouts and faux Victoriana, asks Charles Holland?

Published in Crimes Against Design
Thursday, 28 April 2011 10:42

Mestia Airport by Jürgen Mayer H

Jürgen Mayer H has designed a modernist airport and dropped it in the middle of nowhere.

Published in News
Tuesday, 26 April 2011 07:58

Roku Museum by Hiroshi Nakamura

Hiroshi Nakamura has allowed the spaces traced by surrounding branches to dictate the form of his latest work, a museum in the Japanese city of Oyama.

Published in News
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 10:14

Plaza Ecopolis, Rivas by Ecosistema Urbano

Spanish architect Ecosistema Urbano has built an environmentally friendly kindergarten that cohabits with the wild industrial hinterland of Madrid without hiding away.

Published in News
Friday, 18 March 2011 15:38

The making of Icon 094’s cover

For the cover of our April issue, we commissioned London-based linocut illustrator Nick Morley to make a print of MAD’s Absolute Towers in Toronto. We asked him to take us through the process behind the artwork.

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