Friday, 07 July 2017 10:25

Long live the starchitect!

Peter Smisek on why this much-maligned group matters, and should continue to

Published in Comment
Monday, 21 September 2015 00:00

Frank Gehry at Lacma

Is the exhibition’s title, Frank, an honorific celebration of the Pritzker-winning designer or a curatorial pun referencing his honest, stripped down approach, wonders Mimi Zeiger?

Published in Review
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 00:00

Frank Gehry: Frank as ever

At 85, Gehry has completed one of his finest buildings, the Dr Chau Chak Wing facility in Sydney. In laconic mood, the architect talks candidly to Edwin Heathcote about the role of art in his work, the dangers of architectural egotism, and why he used to think Frank Lloyd Wright was a fascist

Published in Features
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 01:00

Icon 143: Studios

In our latest issue (out on 3 April 2015) we go behind the scenes with Inga Sempé, Frank Gehry, Michael Young, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Marten Baas, David Adjaye and Hella Jongerius

Published in Comment

Architects may not employ the migrant workers building their grand designs in the Gulf states, but their names lend credibility to those that do. With appalling conditions still rife in the region, human-rights groups are demanding that practices stand up to their paymasters

Published in Features

Designers of mega-projects in Abu Dhabi should use their influence to push for better conditions for migrant workers, Human Rights Watch says to Icon as it reveals continuing exploitation on luxury Saadiyat Island development

Published in News
Friday, 30 January 2015 11:37

Icon 141: Camps

Our March issue, available from 1 February, asks what architects could do to alleviate the suffering of refugees in Syria and migrant workers in the Gulf states, as well as examining the role of design in the building of protest camps

Published in Comment
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 12:55

Frank Gehry’s Louis Vuitton Foundation

The meeting of two creators of luxury objects in the Bois de Boulogne in Paris has resulted in a suitably extravagant, and sometimes exquisite, art gallery

Published in Features
Monday, 20 October 2014 13:17

Archiwindow by Federico Babina

Le Corbusier, Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster are among the architects featured as silhouettes in the graphic designer's latest illustrations

Published in GALLERY
Friday, 16 May 2014 09:16

Frank Gehry’s Biomuseo

Frank Gehry marks his first project in Latin America with a multicoloured collision of canopies on the banks of the Panama Canal

Published in News

The diagrammatic facade is the star exhibit at Sergei Tchoban’s archive of architectural drawing in Berlin.

Published in News
Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00

Never Built Los Angeles

How might Los Angeles, the celluloid city, have been an urban utopia, asks Christopher Turner

Published in Review
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 01:00

Everything Loose Will Land

Lyra Kilston picks over the fascinating relics of an era of LA art and architecture when nobody quite knew which was which

Published in Review

Angel Borrego Cubero’s wonderfully gossipy film, The Competition, follows five of the world’s most famous architects in apparently hot pursuit of the chance to build the national museum of Andorra. It's a revealing glimpse of life at a big-name practice, from the late-night pizzas to the experience of being shouted at by a Pritzker Prize winner.

Published in Features
Monday, 10 June 2013 18:15

Maggie’s Centre, Hong Kong

Frank Gehry's second Maggie’s Centre is an intimate building inspired by Chinese design, overlooking gardens created by Lily Jencks

Published in News
Monday, 08 April 2013 15:50

Icon 119: Design Art

The Salone del Mobile is much more than an annual furniture tradeshow. Entire districts of the city come to life with installations and exhibitions that seem to be as much about art as design. In this issue we look at artists who have ventured into both architecture and furniture design, including Donald Judd, Jorge Pardo, Rachel Whiteread and Joep van Lieshout.

Published in NEWS

New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward is being rebuilt by an army of famous architects recruited by Brad Pitt. While some question whether this is the rescue party the area needs, a neighbourhood rises that is unlike anywhere else on Earth.

Published in Features

Frank Gehry’s New York theatre complex is a return to the raw plywood, concrete and glass architecture of his early career. He spoke to Icon about his design process, why he wants to be known for creating buildings of warmth and humanity, and why so much architecture achieves precisely the opposite.

Published in Features
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 17:06

Opus Hong Kong by Frank Gehry

On a lush green hill overlooking the fragrant harbour, Frank Gehry has completed his first Asian building, a block of twelve apartments.

Published in News
Monday, 28 May 2012 16:31

Frank Gehry’s New York theatre

The Pershing Square Signature Center is an off-Broadway venue that ditches the flash alloys and returns to Gehry’s rough and ready roots.

Published in News
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