ICON 055 | January 2008

ICON 055 | January 2008 (16)

Sunday, 16 March 2008 04:38

Antropomorfo chairs

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Children’s drawings were the starting point for Danish-Italian design duo Gam plus Fratesi’s Antropomorfo chairs.

Saturday, 15 March 2008 06:59

Morphosis' leaning building

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A 14° lean distinguishes the Italian home of the Hypo-Alpe-Adria bank from most corporate headquarters.
Sunday, 16 March 2008 04:58

Wouldn't it be nice

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A loudspeaker that announces deaths and a device that explodes on auspicious dates are among the exhibits at Wouldn’t It Be Nice, a show at the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève.
Sunday, 16 March 2008 04:57

A shopping mall in Ümraniye, Istanbul

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“It’s all about not being Ikea,”says Alejandro Zaera Polo of Foreign Office Architects’ latest project, a shopping mall in Ümraniye, Istanbul.
Sunday, 16 March 2008 04:55

A Psychic Vacuum

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Mike Nelson is an architect. Not professionally, but he does design buildings. Or, at least, bits of buildings. The difference is that, unlike most architects, Nelson sets out to create places that aren’t very nice.
Sunday, 16 March 2008 04:54

Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth

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The unveiling of Thomas Schütte’s sculpture for Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth – Model for a Hotel 2007 – involves a billowing shroud, a giant-sized negligee suspended from a crane wreathing the plinth.
Sunday, 16 March 2008 08:52

Space Time Play

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Mike Nelson is an architect. Not professionally, but he does design buildings. Or, at least, bits of buildings. The difference is that, unlike most architects, Nelson sets out to create places that aren’t very nice.
Sunday, 16 March 2008 08:52

OLPC

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In the wake of news that microchip manufacturer Intel has pulled out of the One Laptop Per Child scheme, read our review of the machine aimed at children in the developing world.
Sunday, 16 March 2008 08:51

Peter Eisenman

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We asked Peter Eisenman to interview Michael Haneke, the Austrian director of Hidden (Caché) and Funny Games. They met in an Italian restaurant in New York.
Sunday, 16 March 2008 06:49

Vienna

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Vienna hasn’t had a thriving design scene since the days of Josef Hoffmann. But now that’s changing and a new annual festival is hoping to attract the design jet-set to the city.
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