Wednesday, 29 February 2012 11:41

Beijing Design Week

How does China hope to excel in design as well as manufacturing? Christopher Turner finds out.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 11:32

Urbanized

The end of Hustwit’s Design Trilogy asks where cities are headed but leaves us to think about the answers, says Fatema Ahmed.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 11:17

Postmodernism

A rollercoaster ride through three decades of cynicism exposes the crassness of an era best left behind, says William Wiles.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 11:06

Printemps de Septembre

This multi-venue Toulouse biennial transforms the experience of wandering into a psychological journey, says Francesca Gavin.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 10:46

OMA/Progress

A chaotic displays help Rem Koolhaas avoid sentimental retrospection, says Edwin Heathcote.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 10:31

Declan O'Neill: Belfast Bonfires

Belfast's sectarian bonfires.

Published in GALLERY
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 17:05

BarberOsgerby: Design Olympians

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, the designers of the 2012 Olympic torch, are the UK’s best-known design duo. The self-described “masochists” explain how they design simple things that turn out to be fiendishly difficult to make.

Published in Features
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:32

Burning Man Festival

Every summer 50,000 artists and revellers descend on Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for the Burning Man festival. The campsite they create is a model of urban planning and community organisation, but its architecture is defined by the event’s destructive driving force

Published in Features
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:13

Peter Zumthor's Vardø Memorial

In Vardø, an island at the most northeasterly point of Norway, Pritzker prize-winning architect Peter Zumthor and artist Louise Bourgeois collaborated on a monument to 91 witches burned at the stake in the 17th century

Published in Features
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:52

Folding Boat

Two design graduates are challenging the status of the rubber dingy with a boat that can be built in two minutes from a single sheet of plastic.

Published in News
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:35

LDF: Benjamin Hubert

The designer’s new range for De La Espada blends industry and craft to create eye-catching furniture that wants you to notice how it’s made.

Published in News
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:15

LDF: The Auction Room

Architect Mariana Pestana organised a forum for designers to sell their creations at this year’s festival. The catch? Money was not allowed.

Published in News
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:38

LDF Highlights

From the polished showrooms of Bloomsbury and Brompton to the edgier venues in the east, this year’s London Design Festival was brimming with new talent and exciting product launches. Here’s our pick of the best.

Published in News
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 12:53

LDF: John Pawson

The eighth London Design Festival coincided with Icon’s 100th issue, giving us plenty of reason to celebrate at the old Shoreditch tube station. Elsewhere, the capital was alive with creative shows, product launches and original installations – here’s our round up.

Published in News
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 12:42

Martin Luther Church by Coop Himmelb(l)au

Coop Himmelb(l)au’s church in Hainburg, Austria combines digital design with references to the giants of modernism.

Published in News
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:52

House in Abiko by Fuse Atelier

Fuse Atelier’s sculptural house on a narrow site makes clever use of cantilevered upper rooms to create a surprisingly large interior.

Published in News
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:40

Ordos Museum by MAD Architects

MAD has landed an abstract metallic object in the middle of the Inner Mongolian desert, hoping to shape the barren region’s cultural identity.

Published in News
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:30

Worth Abbey Church by Heatherwick Studio

Heatherwick Studio has revived the spirit of this striking 1960s church in Kent with small but vital changes to its incomplete interior.

Published in News
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:20

Palais Garnier Restaurant by Odile Decq

The undulating forms of Odile Decq’s dining room curve around the structure of the Paris opera house without ever touching it.

Published in News
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:07

Actelion Business Center by Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron’s landmark headquarters for a pharmaceutical company shows off the latest in structural technology

Published in News
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