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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

Lebond Watches collaborate with Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza on new minimalist watch

Taking its inspiration from the Leça Swimming Pool complex designed by Siza in 1966, the watch case was based on the square shape of the main pool

Architecture
05.05.23

The Museum of Art and Photography opens in Bangalore

One of India’s most outstanding collections of South Asian art has been revealed with the recent opening of MAP Museum of Art & Photography, housed in a state-of-the-art building in South India’s capital city, Bangalore

Architecture
04.05.23

Trewhela Williams unveils its latest project within the Belsize Park Conservation Area of Primrose Hill

The design team at Trewhela Williams celebrates the past with this poetically reimagined mews house within the Belsize Park Conservation Area of Primrose Hill in London

Architecture
27.04.23

KWK Promes’s ambitious design for a Czech art gallery in a former slaughterhouse opens up rotating walls

A thoughtful reinvention of a dilapidated brick slaughterhouse in the centre of Ostrava introduces rotating doors that open up the gallery to the city beyond

Architecture
20.04.23

A 1970s villa designed by Nikos Hadjimichalis is given a geometric new identity

North of Athens, looking out to the sea, a building designed by Nikos Hadjimichalis back in the 1970s has been given new life by Neiheiser Argyros – with a dramatic emphasis on its structural grid

Architecture
07.04.23

The Tea House Pavilion by GRAU architects is based on the traditional Japanese architecture of tea houses

Located on the bank of Češký Těšín dam in the Czech Republic, the temporary Tea House Pavilion is a part of the 2022 Mood for Wood international design workshop

Architecture
31.03.23

Anthony Caro: The Inspiration of Architecture at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery focuses on architectural themes within Caro’s sculpture

Architecture was an important source of inspiration for Caro who coined the term ’sculpitecture’ to describe sculpture that can be occupied and experienced from within

Architecture
28.03.23

MAD Architects transform old riverfront warehouse into new Rotterdam Danshuis

International architecture practice MAD was commissioned by the Rotterdam-based Droom en Daad Foundation to give the former warehouse a new lease of life as a cultural destination

Architecture
21.03.23

With Fieldhouse MoDus Architects rethink architecture to create social value

Located in the small town of Laghetti, Fieldhouse is a new, inclusive community hub dedicated to sports and recreational activities

Architecture
17.03.23

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

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Meet interior designer Matt McKay as he discusses the inspiration behind the launch of his new furniture collection

TAKT is rethinking the way we design, build and sell furniture with its simple self-assembly furniture

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

From the Archive: A short history of the iconic Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen

Henry Holland Studio’s Big Brekkie collection brings a playful touch to morning mealtimes

Christofle partners with Roland Garros in an exclusive collaboration

Design Destination: ICON’s tips for where to go and what to see in London Fields