Design Miami co-founder Craig Robins has transformed a one-time derelict edge-land into a chic shopping district, but the area's connection to its surroundings remain weak, says Edwin Heathcote
Icon asked a dozen experts and practitioners to nominate the people they think are, in some way, shaping the future. The resulting list of global talent is a snapshot that shows how young designers and architects are pushing the boundaries of their disciplines and trying to change the world
Theatrum Mundi’s creative attempts to reimagine the city are unlikely to solve the conundrum of Copenhagen, says Hana Loftus.
The 19th-century fascination with ruins was more than romantic affectation. It reflected a growing awareness of the fraught relationship between nature and technology – an anxiety that would soon find expression in the glass and iron palaces of the industrial age
It is no coincidence that Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright and Buckminster Fuller were all taught in kindergartens, the school system that introduced building blocks into educational play.
Plasma Studio and Groundlab have reinterpreted Buckminster Fuller’s language of ecological high technology to create a landscape of sharply angled planthouses and pathways.
The Monument to the Third International – better known as Tatlin’s Tower, after its creator, Vladimir Tatlin – is one of the most influential structures never built.