Monday, 06 October 2014 14:19

Welbeck Abbey’s corridors

Rem Koolhaas's Elements of Architecture show in Venice sheds some welcome light on corridors. But perhaps the finest examples of the genre were built beneath Sherwood Forest by a reclusive 19th-century duke

Published in Icon of the Month

The Japan pavilion’s take on the theme of “Absorbing Modernity” focuses on a period in the 1970s when, with the country rushing into the free-market future, a group of architects turned instead to the vanishing past, says Julian Worrall

Published in Features

The architect puts his hat in the ring for the prestigious role during an interview for Icon’s latest issue about this year’s Swiss pavilion

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Thursday, 03 July 2014 10:21

Icon 134: Venice Biennale

Icon’s latest issue, available from 3 July, features in-depth analysis of the Venice Biennale, from the story behind the British pavilion by its curator Sam Jacob to a Japanese architectural detective agency. Read a full list of contents and subscribe to the magazine here

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This year’s British Pavilion was FAT’s final project. Here, founding director Sam Jacob recalls how the practice trawled archives and attics to piece together the history of British modernism, and attempt to reclaim it for the present day

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Crow’s Eye View at the Venice Biennale depicts how modern architecture developed in both South and North Korea, highlighting the different paths the two countries have taken

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Icon picks its five favourite pavilions at the east Venetian gardens, from Russia’s witty assessment of its architectural history to the curator Rem Koolhaas’s own contribution

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An exhibition of photography that seeks to compare traditional and contemporary Catalan architecture opens in Venice this weekend 

Published in GALLERY

The recipient of this year’s Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale tells Christopher Turner about her influential career and why she thinks architecture is at an extraordinary moment

Published in Features