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Escape to Danish design hotel The Monica hidden away on the island of Ærø

The small boutique hotel is a “home away from home” in Ærøskøbing, providing guests with a unique and highly personal hotel experience

Architecture
03.11.23

Space to play: Innovative landscapes inspiring children’s imaginations

As we gain a greater understanding of its importance in children’s learning and development, architects and artists around the world are developing innovative and visually stimulating landscapes to support exploratory and imaginative play

Architecture
01.11.23

The new Centre de sciences Cosmocité opens in France’s Pont-de-Claix

Built on the Grands Moulins de Villancourt heritage site in France, the contemporary Centre de sciences Cosmocité aims to be the cultural cornerstone of Ville de Pont-de-Claix's urban renewal

Architecture
31.10.23

Bonavista Biennale provides platform for Canadian artists to explore sustainable architecture and art in the most unexpected of places

A meeting point between people, perspectives and life forms, this year's Bonavista Biennale seamlessly blended contemporary art, breathtaking landscapes and captivating narratives along the dramatic coastline of Newfoundland and Labrador

Architecture
24.10.23

re:arc is the new philanthropic initiative supporting architectures of planetary wellbeing

Through its support of community-led organisations and emerging architecture practices, the new re:arc institute hopes to advance the planet's wellbeing

Architecture
19.10.23

Imagining the Future Museum: 21 Dialogues with Architects by András Szántó

New York-based cultural strategy advisor and author András Szántó takes the cultural temperature by talking to 21 architects about their museum projects

Architecture
09.10.23

Architecture Icon: Hollywood Sign turns 100

As it marks its 100th birthday, the hillside signage first erected to advertise a local housing development remains one of our most famous symbols of place

Architecture
05.10.23

This urban family home in Los Angeles blurs the boundaries between indoor and out

Built by Stockholm-raised architect Fredrik Nilsson and his wife, writer Keshni Kashyap, the pair built a small-footprint urban treehouse inspired by Scandinavian modernism 

Architecture
28.09.23

Chun-Li Reid’s YouTube series, Cooking With An Architect, links space and taste

The designer and founder of architectural platform Bold, tells us more about her Cooking With An Architect show

Architecture
25.09.23

Bunn Studio draws on the classic virtues of Danish design for new Garde Hvalsøe showroom

Danish cabinetmakers Garde Hvalsøe deliver bespoke interior solutions, characterised by clean lines, minimalist designs and classic craftsmanship

Architecture
14.09.23

What is the possible endgame for The Line, one of the most viral and controversial architectural projects?

What does the actualisation of this sci-fi city entail? The future of urban living, or something beyond?

Architecture
01.09.23

How recycled hospital equipment is transformed into a plastic pavilion designed for inhospitable climates

Hassell is working with charitable foundation To.org to create a plastic pavilion that can act as a single-room shelter in harsh environments. Yet this complex, high-tech concept has been built around discarded hospital equipment from Europe

Architecture
15.08.23

The Sustainable City looks at how truly good architecture can transform a city

A new book by journalist Harriet Thorpe and photographer Taran Wilkhu uncovers how London is responding to the urgent need to build with the environment

Architecture
10.08.23

Copenhagen-based research and design lab SPACE10 explores the building blocks of future homes that give back

Architecture will shape our future: How can we design and build homes that are better for people and the planet? Helen Job, head of research at SPACE10, shares what the regenerative home of tomorrow could look like

Architecture
08.08.23

Visual artist Michal Zahornacky’s drone photographs make reality look like fiction

For the DOTS series, Zahornacky created circular fabric objects which were positioned and photographed with a drone – creating abstract visuals out of day-to-day physicality

Architecture
04.08.23

Why architects need to consider emotional inhabitance

The British poet LionHeart, who collaborates with architecture practices, explains why emotion-centred design is so important

Architecture
03.08.23

The iconic Buchli house at USM’s Münsingen campus in Switzerland is back in use

Now with a new lease of life as a guest house for corporate visitors, Fritz Haller’s revolutionary modular design for a 1969 house for USM owner Paul Schärer is as much a work of art as a family home

Architecture
02.08.23

On Helsinki’s archipelago Pekka Littow’s Majamaja eco cabins are inspired by the local architecture

Just a 15-minute boat ride from Helsinki, the waterside off-grid cabins designed by architect Pekka Littow inhabit a different world

Architecture
27.07.23

Lionel Jadot designs Lisbon’s JAM Hotel with future re-use and material responsibility in mind

Located in a former 1950s office building, JAM Lisbon comprises a 110-room hotel with a restaurant and rooftop swimming pool

Architecture
20.07.23

Remote architecture in the Nordic wilderness

From Iceland to Norway, building in remote rural spots requires an entirely different way of thinking – and a host of unusual challenges

Architecture
18.07.23

Lakwena Maciver tells ICON about using the power of language and colour to get her messages across

From clothes for Fiorucci to spectacular architectural structures with IF_DO, Lakwena Maciver’s artworks are all around us

Architecture
13.07.23

Editor's choice

Cape Town Furniture Week showcases the breadth of South African design in its second edition

Modern Femininity: Cecilie Bahnsen on the joy of everyday dressing

House Dokka combines simple geometry and natural materials to create a home that resembles a floating treehouse

Makhno Studio’s Gnizdo houses seamlessly blend tradition and futurism

MATTER and SHAPE: The Paris-based design exhibition bringing together multiple creative sectors in a new, immersive format

This new eco-conscious hotel concept in the Trosa archipelago draws a discerning crowd

The National Portrait Gallery reveals major exhibition celebrating the black figure with never-before-seen paintings

Camira unveils Blazer, a high performance upholstery fabric available in 77 shades

Meet the Finnish fashion label giving unprocessed wool new life through upcycling




Architects

House Dokka combines simple geometry and natural materials to create a home that resembles a floating treehouse

Makhno Studio’s Gnizdo houses seamlessly blend tradition and futurism

This new eco-conscious hotel concept in the Trosa archipelago draws a discerning crowd

Clément Cividino’s restoration of a 1960s fibreglass pod by Nikolaos Xasteros lands in the Spanish countryside

Atelier L’Abri completes silver-clad house in forested hills of Canadian Laurentians

Architecture Icon: The post-war designs of Yrjö and Irmeli Kukkapuro live on in their unique home studio

Architecture Icon: How the Noguchi Musuem advances the appreciation of its founder’s art and legacy

Photographer Ruben Hughes shares how he captures the streets of New York and Copenhagen

Architecture Icon: Alvar and Aino Aalto’s house in Helsinki bears all the hallmarks of their approach to design


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Cape Town Furniture Week showcases the breadth of South African design in its second edition

Modern Femininity: Cecilie Bahnsen on the joy of everyday dressing

MATTER and SHAPE: The Paris-based design exhibition bringing together multiple creative sectors in a new, immersive format

The National Portrait Gallery reveals major exhibition celebrating the black figure with never-before-seen paintings

Meet the Finnish fashion label giving unprocessed wool new life through upcycling

Two Australian brothers handcraft their own aluminium furniture style

Design Icon: Alessi’s experimental 1983 Tea and Coffee Piazza

Editor’s picks: We meet the creatives shaking up Stockholm Design Week 2024

Five emerging design highlights from Stockholm Furniture Fair


Videos

Cape Town Furniture Week showcases the breadth of South African design in its second edition

Modern Femininity: Cecilie Bahnsen on the joy of everyday dressing

House Dokka combines simple geometry and natural materials to create a home that resembles a floating treehouse

Makhno Studio’s Gnizdo houses seamlessly blend tradition and futurism

MATTER and SHAPE: The Paris-based design exhibition bringing together multiple creative sectors in a new, immersive format

This new eco-conscious hotel concept in the Trosa archipelago draws a discerning crowd

The National Portrait Gallery reveals major exhibition celebrating the black figure with never-before-seen paintings

Camira unveils Blazer, a high performance upholstery fabric available in 77 shades

Meet the Finnish fashion label giving unprocessed wool new life through upcycling