The army general leading on the post-fire reconstruction does not see eye to eye with the chief architect

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Foster + Partners' £1bn HQ for Bloomberg has picked up the 2018 Stirling Prize, though the reaction from the public has been mixed

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High tech superstructures are re-examined in a new show at Norman Foster’s Sainsbury Centre. But is the movement ready to make a comeback?

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Monday, 06 June 2016 16:17

Norman Foster in pieces

Few practices have merged the worlds of architecture and product design more completely than Foster + Partners. Its buildings fit together like machines, its furniture is ‘small architecture’

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Wednesday, 22 July 2015 00:00

Havana: Autos and Architecture

The Cuban capital, as captured by photographer Nigel Young, is a curious slice of classic America spared capitalism’s built-in obsolescence, writes Owen Hatherley

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Designers of mega-projects in Abu Dhabi should use their influence to push for better conditions for migrant workers, Human Rights Watch says to Icon as it reveals continuing exploitation on luxury Saadiyat Island development

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Monday, 20 October 2014 13:17

Archiwindow by Federico Babina

Le Corbusier, Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster are among the architects featured as silhouettes in the graphic designer's latest illustrations

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Tuesday, 30 September 2014 10:02

Occupy Hong Kong and Foster's HSBC HQ

It is a wonderful irony that the mass protests that flared up on the island last week were incubated in the belly of a bank, says Edwin Heathcote

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Friday, 12 September 2014 01:00

The Wish List

For this year's LDF, Terence Conran plays fairy godmother to some of the industry’s biggest names, inviting young designers to bring their fantasy objects to life. The results are on display at the V&A this week

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Angel Borrego Cubero’s wonderfully gossipy film, The Competition, follows five of the world’s most famous architects in apparently hot pursuit of the chance to build the national museum of Andorra. It's a revealing glimpse of life at a big-name practice, from the late-night pizzas to the experience of being shouted at by a Pritzker Prize winner.

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A high-gabled glass and timber market hall renews the Belgian city’s centre by bringing back a sense of its bustling medieval past

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Thursday, 04 October 2012 13:42

Icon 113: Space

Issue 113 of Icon is devoted to “Space”. In our exploration of the Second Space Age we visit Spaceport America, and we report on designs of experimental spacesuits for Mars. We also meet the artist Tom Sachs who carries out simulated DIY “missions” to the Moon and Mars.

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Thursday, 26 July 2012 12:56

Riva Boats: Showboating

The sleek mahogany yachts made by Italian boatyard Riva in its 1950s and 60s heyday are a high watermark in the relationship between art and luxury. But the world of ostentatious status symbols continues to court that of high culture – and vice versa. Charles Holland made a visit to Riva's base for Icon's August issue.

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Tuesday, 28 February 2012 09:14

The Art-Architecture Complex

Hal Foster turns a spotlight on famous buildings, but pays no heed to their contexts, says Kieran Long.

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Thursday, 29 September 2011 15:51

Icon Magazine

“Icon” is not a word to be used lightly on these pages but, on the occasion of our hundredth issue, somehow it seemed appropriate

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 15:54

The legacy of megastructures

Today, the space frame lurks quietly behind the skins of buildings by Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid, as well as regional shopping centres, but in the 1960s it was central to architects’ visions of utopian megastructures and a future of unlimited expansion.

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Tuesday, 09 August 2011 12:55

Interview: Norman Foster

Never has an architect been so associated with flight as Norman Foster. Here he talks about how he wants to return glamour to air travel, how the Boeing 747 is his favourite work of architecture and how he hopes to be one of Virgin Galactic’s first tourists in space

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