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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

Bisila Noha on how architecture looks beyond the status quo at the Venice Architecture Biennale

'There’s a welcome excitement for change in the air, in Venice, UK and beyond,' writes Design Can's Bisila Noha, following a visit to the Venice Architecture Biennale

Architecture
11.07.23

Práctica Arquitectura designs modern angular home in Mexico

Set on a small plot in San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León, this Mexican home packs a punch with its compact design and airy interiors

Architecture
27.06.23

ConForm reveals unique all-marble extension in Hampstead

London-based architecture practice ConForm has completed the unique refurbishment of a terraced house in the heart of London

Architecture
22.06.23

Woodland cabins about an hour from Helsinki set out to provide luxury in a pared-back rural style

An hour outside Helsinki, hidden deep in private woodland, an intimate retreat mixes boutique luxury with raw wooden cabin life to relieve the tensions of stressed-out urbanites

Architecture
09.06.23

Top 5 architectural hideaways from around the world

Modern life is overwhelming. As dynamic and exuberant as urban living can be, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to escape the stimulus overload of densely populated areas

Architecture
08.06.23

James Gorst Architects complete new temple complex in Hampshire

For the building, the architecture practice developed a restrained palette of timber, brick and chalk lime mortar typical of the Hampshire context

Architecture
02.06.23

Architects fardaa turn a dilapidated barn on the Isle of Mull into an airy restaurant

On the Isle of Mull, the addition of a timber extension by architects fardaa has turned a once dilapidated croft into a welcoming restaurant

Architecture
30.05.23

At the Venice Biennale of Architecture, the curators of the British pavilion draw from diaspora placemaking

The curators of this year’s British pavilion for the Venice Architecture Biennale are putting the public at the centre of the space – shifting the spotlight towards more informal placemaking by looking at the ways in which people use urban and domestic space through the everyday rituals followed by diaspora communities

Architecture
18.05.23

Johannes Torpe Studios draw upon Italian and Japanese aesthetics to design new Copenhagen restaurant

Danish architecture and design studio Johannes Torpe has realised the interiors of new Copenhagen restaurant Levi, merging Italian glamour with Japanese minimalism 

Architecture
11.05.23

Ladbroke Hall is reimagined as a meeting place for artistic expression

From June onwards, London's newest arts and cultural destination will gradually unfurl its west wing with a taster of its vibrant cultural programme 

Architecture
10.05.23

The must-see design and architecture events this spring

From the Venice Biennale of Architecture to Malmö's Southern Sweden Design Days, here are our top design, architecture and art highlights

Architecture
09.05.23

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Editor’s Picks: The best new season design and lifestyle launches

Blēo launches vibrant new colour palette created in collaboration with the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation

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

Jaipur Rugs brings the magic of its home city to London with the opening of its first UK showroom

How Paris is taking a new approach to its architectural legacy at the Olympic Games

Rio Kobayashi tells ICON how his Japanese and Austrian-Italian heritage influences his work

Triennale Milano’s 24th International Exhibition will explore the theme of inequalities

Giles Tettey Nartey talks craft and ritual in ICON’s Spring/Summer 2024 issue

Daylesford Organic launches its largest capsule homewares collection in partnership with Hugo Guinness




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How Paris is taking a new approach to its architectural legacy at the Olympic Games

Triennale Milano’s 24th International Exhibition will explore the theme of inequalities

Giles Tettey Nartey talks craft and ritual in ICON’s Spring/Summer 2024 issue

Architecture icon: Mies van der Rohe’s domestic masterpiece in Brno has survived everything the 20th century could throw at it

LA practice Kadre Architects is using design as a street-level tool for social change

Wildland creates design-driven stays and experiences worth travelling for

A new book by Stefano Casciani offers an insight into Piero Lissoni’s work

Snøhetta designs minimalist interior for French skincare label Typology in Paris


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Rio Kobayashi tells ICON how his Japanese and Austrian-Italian heritage influences his work

Daylesford Organic launches its largest capsule homewares collection in partnership with Hugo Guinness

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Editor’s Picks: The best new season design and lifestyle launches

Blēo launches vibrant new colour palette created in collaboration with the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation

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

Jaipur Rugs brings the magic of its home city to London with the opening of its first UK showroom

How Paris is taking a new approach to its architectural legacy at the Olympic Games

Rio Kobayashi tells ICON how his Japanese and Austrian-Italian heritage influences his work

Triennale Milano’s 24th International Exhibition will explore the theme of inequalities

Giles Tettey Nartey talks craft and ritual in ICON’s Spring/Summer 2024 issue

Daylesford Organic launches its largest capsule homewares collection in partnership with Hugo Guinness