In our latest issue, we embrace the automation revolution, look at young designers tackling pollution, interview Terry Farrell on the pomo renaissance, profile restoration masters Flores & Prats and investigate OMA's very Dutch approach to urbanism

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Combining the design techniques of the digital avant-garde with pomo’s sense of historic context, a new generation of British architects is stepping into the limelight, says Douglas Murphy

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Curator Marie Bak Mortensen discusses the two proposals for the Mansion House site in the City of London, and what the designs revealed about the architectural climate of their times

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Wednesday, 31 August 2016 10:19

Is postmodernism really worth saving?

The 1986 Big Bang led to an explosion of postmodernism in the City of London. Now these buildings are tumbling down, John Jervis asks: should we care?

Published in Features
Thursday, 28 April 2016 12:11

New issue – Icon 156: Pomophobia

In our latest issue – out now – John Jervis argues that postmodernism has left London with a pretty turgid legacy, while Hugh Pearman looks back at the greatest hits (and misses) of the inimitable Zaha Hadid

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Compared with the deconstructivist work of some of his fellow AA alumni, Shepheard's pop-inflected compositions have left little impression on contemporary architectural culture – and it’s worth asking why, says Charles Holland

Published in Comment
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 01:00

Postmodernism in Finland

In the land of modernism, PoMo was always going to be on the margins – but that made it all the more unsettling, says Crystal Bennes of an exhibition in Helsinki that ends on Sunday

Published in Review
Friday, 30 January 2015 00:00


Works by Jouko Järvisalo, Markku Salo and the Memphis Milano are on display as part of the Design Museum Helsinki's exhibition of postmodernist design, which started on 30 January

Published in GALLERY
Monday, 26 January 2015 17:14


Helsinki Design Museum
30 January – 17 May 2015

Published in Diary
Friday, 21 June 2013 17:55


An updated reissue of Charles Jencks and Nathan Silvers’ 1970s celebration of improvisation provides glimpses of the prescience and naivety of another age, says Douglas Murphy.

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Wednesday, 29 February 2012 11:17


A rollercoaster ride through three decades of cynicism exposes the crassness of an era best left behind, says William Wiles.

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