A documentary explores the radical designs that made Brazilian modernist, playboy and Niemeyer contemporary Sérgio Bernardes a star and the controversial affiliations that eventually left him bankrupt and forgotten, says Arthur Thompson
Le Corbusier, Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster are among the architects featured as silhouettes in the graphic designer's latest illustrations
Al Jazeera's documentary series adopts a wide definition of rebel – and indeed architect – but is all the more interesting for it, says Hana Loftus
Claire Barliant salutes a brave and overdue attempt to unravel the legacy of modernist architecture in Latin America, but the theme is too tangled for just one show
A Dutch team led by Hella Jongerius is redesigning the room where the world’s biggest decisions are made.
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.
Oscar Niemeyer's International Fair in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, was intended as the foundation of a new city quarter, but civil war intervened and it was never finished. Half a century on, its mysterious geometric forms stand like a modernist Shangri-La
“Icon” is not a word to be used lightly on these pages but, on the occasion of our hundredth issue, somehow it seemed appropriate
This cultural centre by the 103-year-old Brazilian legend reprises some classic Niemeyer motifs – but can it thrive in a changed global climate?
A city can work as a city and as a symbol. Occasionally it can work as a symbol but not as a city. Brasilia is one such city.