David Adjaye and his protégé Mariam Kamara talk about their Whatsapp meetings and boosting civic life in Niger

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Memorials – from Peter Eisenman's Holocaust Memorial in Berlin to David Adjaye and Ron Arad's in London – are less about quiet contemplation of the past than direct confrontation with the present

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Wednesday, 27 February 2019 09:46

Icon 190: Architecture, Memory and Identity

With the opening of David Adjaye's exhibition on Making Memory at the Design Museum, we explore the role of architecture in remembrance, discuss the power of memorials and look at how virtual reality is shaping identities. Plus: interviews with High Line architect Elizabeth Diller and designer Grace Wales Bonner.

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Combining the design techniques of the digital avant-garde with pomo’s sense of historic context, a new generation of British architects is stepping into the limelight, says Douglas Murphy

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In 2008, the British architect won the job of a lifetime, and for eight years it was all-consuming. Now he’s moving on, but still can’t quite believe what he built on Washington’s National Mall 

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The Art Institute of Chicago
19 September 2015 – 3 January 2016

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Thursday, 23 April 2015 10:25

David Adjaye and Moroso

Just weeks before David Adjaye's Double Zero chair was unveiled at Milan Furniture Fair, Icon joined the architect at Moroso's factory in Udine as he and creative director Patrizia Moroso inspected the final prototype – and made some vital last-minute adjustments

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Friday, 10 April 2015 01:00

David Adjaye and Moroso

In Milan next week, the architect is launching Double Zero, a luxurious dining chair that will be the forerunner to a whole series. For our current issue, we travelled to the Italian brand's factory in Udine to watch him put final touches to his design

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Thursday, 02 April 2015 16:48

David Adjaye: Form, Heft, Material

Haus der Kunst, Munich
30 January – 31 May 2015

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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
Friday, 13 March 2015 15:30

Making Africa

An exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum explores how design has shaped economic and political change in Africa

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Robbrecht and Daem scooped last year's title. Here are the nominees for this year's best architecture firm

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:10

Icon Awards 2014: shortlist revealed

The judges have announced the nominees for this year's awards. Click here for the full list and details of the awards ceremony on 4 December

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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.

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Thursday, 06 December 2012 10:32

David Adjaye Libraries

Ten years on from his Idea Stores in London, David Adjaye attempts a similarly optimistic civic architecture in two projects in Washington DC.

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Thursday, 02 February 2012 00:00

Profile: Iwan Baan

Iwan Baan is a global nomad, restlessly travelling the world documenting new projects by the world’s most distinguished architects. Last year, he clocked up 190,000 air miles shooting projects by Herzog & de Meuron, OMA and Steven Holl, among others. Here are the stories behind Baan’s best shots of 2011.

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Friday, 27 January 2012 14:13

Adjaye Africa Architecture

David Adjaye’s seven-volume taxonomy of African cities covers settlements in forests, mountains, grasslands and deserts. But is this huge collection of the architect’s photographs guilty of overlooking the problems of mass urbanisation on this understudied continent?

Published in Review
Wednesday, 16 December 2009 19:10

Conversation: Dixon, Adjaye & Smith

Conversation between designer Tom Dixon, architect David Adjaye and fashion designer Paul Smith.

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Tuesday, 23 June 2009 08:01


Timber slats hang like stalactites from the roof of a temporary pavilion on the South Bank, London.

Danish textile manufacturer Kvadrat has enlisted architect David Adjaye and graphic designer Peter Saville for its newly opened showroom and office in east London

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