London Architect Amin Taha weaves rich stories of time and place from rough-hewn limestone, terracotta concrete, and even basketwork

Published in Features
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 16:28

Ou Ning: An Artist Profile

Ou Ning is more than an artist - he's a unique voice in modern China. He talks work, the rural reconstruction movement, and life in a megacity

Published in Architecture

Now on Netflix, The World's Most Extraordinary Homes takes house-envy to its logical conclusion with dramatic drone shots of the world’s most unique, architect-designed homes

Published in Review

The Team 10 architect’s plan to reinvent the city may sound far-fetched, but his human-centred approach to design still holds lessons for us, says Debika Ray

Published in Icon of the Month
Thursday, 12 November 2015 00:00

Housing crisis: Mind the gaps

Developer Roger Zogolovitch and architect Alex Ely discuss the logistics and potentials of the abundant gap sites to be found scattered across our cities

Published in Features
Thursday, 10 September 2015 00:00

Neri & Hu

The Shanghai-based duo reflect on why so many Chinese designers succumb to greed and explain why they’ve put the seven deadly sins in a Cabinet of Curiosities

Published in News
Friday, 21 August 2015 00:00

Hanna-Kaarina Heikkilä

The Finnish architect, ceramicist and glasswork designer explains how working with buildings informs her creative process on a smaller scale

Published in News
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 00:00

Frank Gehry: Frank as ever

At 85, Gehry has completed one of his finest buildings, the Dr Chau Chak Wing facility in Sydney. In laconic mood, the architect talks candidly to Edwin Heathcote about the role of art in his work, the dangers of architectural egotism, and why he used to think Frank Lloyd Wright was a fascist

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Holly Lewis of the multi-disciplinary design and architecture practice will be speaking at Icon's House of Culture during Clerkenwell Design Week about We Made That's creative approach to localised regeneration in the context of public sector cuts

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Mexican architect Frida Escobedo has rejected labels, genres and stylistic rigour in favour of a casual approach that mixes modernism with ornamental and populist traditions. Now her bold, celebratory designs are gaining international recognition

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“We don’t use numberslike 1,3,5,7,” says Swiss architect Peter Märkli. “We prefer 2, 4, 8, 16 and things like that.”

Published in ICON 059 | May 2008

"I don't have an identity," declares Zaha Hadid. This is nonsense, of course. Hadid's identity is as complex and multi-layered as her buildings.

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