Tuesday, 26 May 2009 15:01

Ole Scheeren

The OMA partner in charge of the CCTV building talks about its making and consequences

In a woodland clearing in Aberystwyth in northern Wales, Heatherwick Studio has built eight timber-frame artists bungalows clad in mangled steel as a new addition to the Aberystwyth Art Centre.

Published in NEWS
Tuesday, 26 May 2009 14:42

CCTV

CCTV's headquarters in Beijing has been the spectral logo for a brave new architecture for some years, but even with its facade complete, OMA's iconic building has become no easier to fathom.

This is our list of the people in architecture and design who we feel are shaping the future

Published in Features

This is our list of the people in architecture and design who we feel are shaping the future

Published in Features
Monday, 23 February 2009 12:29

Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco

L’chaim, “to life!”, is the Hebrew phrase apparently spelled out by the volumes of Daniel Libeskind’s new Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.

Birdsong and a forest of plants greet you as you enter the Aktipis flower shop in Patras, Greece. Athens-based architect Point Supreme has brought the florist back to basics with its first project on home turf.

Published in NEWS
Tuesday, 23 December 2008 10:31

Christmas crackers

Christmas cards don't often stray beyond the boundaries of chintz. Even at their best they have a pitifully short life until they end up in the bin in the New Year. Here are some playful creations that we felt deserved a bit more recognition.
Published in NEWS
Thursday, 30 October 2008 10:11

Psycho Buildings: Artists Take on Architecture

There’s a travel guide that begins its entry on London’s Southbank Centre with the following warning: “It is made up of a number of rather ugly buildings.”

Published in ICON 062 | August 2008
Thursday, 16 October 2008 11:02

Collecting architecture

There is a new breed of client who collects architecture like stamps. In Mongolia, Taiwan, South Africa and Brazil, private developers are commissioning big names and hot young practices by the dozen to build huge, diverse developments.

Published in ICON 060 | June 2008
Thursday, 09 October 2008 22:23

Design and the Elastic Mind

Designers routinely lay claim to avant-garde status by asserting that their work is grounded on “new technologies”. This, they suggest, sets them apart from those hopeless fogies who are content to rely upon “old technologies”.

Published in ICON 059 | May 2008
Thursday, 09 October 2008 21:47

Studio Libertiny

Tomás Gabzdil Libertiny has always been fascinated with making things, and the methods behind their making. Disassembling objects and piecing them back together was a common pastime during his childhood in Slovakia.

Published in ICON 059 | May 2008
Wednesday, 06 August 2008 12:13

The Piggyback Table

The Piggyback Table by Thomas Heatherwick was nominated for the Design Museum’s Designs of the Year prize before it was even finished – the London museum’s director, Deyan Sudjic, saw it as a prototype last year.

Thursday, 24 April 2008 10:21

Studio Libertiny

Tomás Gabzdil Libertiny has always been fascinated with making things, and the methods behind their making. Disassembling objects and piecing them back together was a common pastime during his childhood in Slovakia.
Published in NEWS
Monday, 07 April 2008 17:14

icon 059 out now

The May icon is something of a feast. The cover stars of the biggest issue of the year so far are a chicken and Dutch “eating designer” Marije Vogelzang. Vogelzang bakes dough with angle-poise lamps, prepares funeral banquets at which all the food is white, and organises tap-water tastings.
Published in NEWS
Wednesday, 22 August 2007 10:03

Thomas Heatherwick | icon 050 | August 2007

Thomas Heatherwick has designed a seaside cafe in Littlehampton on the south-east coast of England. "I wanted the building to look like a thing of unknown origin, washed up on the shore," says the British designer of his East Beach Cafe.

Published in ICON 050 | August 2007

The Zeche Zollverein in Essen, Germany, is a Jurassic Park of Bauhaus architecture.

Monday, 26 March 2007 05:18

Petra Blaisse | icon 038 | August 2006

Petra blaisse and I are standing in the passport control queue in Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. Somehow this is both the most mundane and, for its strangeness, the most exotic place to start an interview.

Published in ICON 038 | August 2006
Monday, 26 March 2007 04:56

Anglomania | icon 037 | July 2006

It's appropriate that Anglomania should be held in New York, a city that remains a hotbed of inexplicably romantic notions of London.

Published in ICON 037 | July 2006

This German photographer’s obsessive compulsive recreations of historic settings are getting a full airing at MoMA. What is it like to step into the creepy world of the artist known as Shanghai Buns?

Published in ICON 024 | June 2005
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