Wednesday, 19 February 2014 10:21

Rethink: Award entries

Putting yourself up for design awards can be a futile business. Well Made suggests an app to calculate your chances of winning and save yourself time and heartache.

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Thursday, 13 February 2014 17:45

5 Most Wanted: Patrik Schumacher

Patrik Schumacher tells Icon what he covets: from the Barcelona Pavilion to a model by Frei Otto …

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Using the European standard shapes for warnings, Calvert designed the pictorial instructions for road users, referencing what was familiar to her – a cow for livestock crossing, modelled after Patience, her favourite heifer on the family farm; children crossing the road, inspired by her upbringing and including a subtle self-portrait.When Calvert began her career, graphic design didn’t exist as a profession. Six decades later, her work is all around us – from the signs on Britain’s roads to the website for the UK government

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Bench B is a modern twist on a classic archetype. Its designer, Konstantin Grcic, spoke to Icon about his inspiration and upcoming shows

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New Zealander Jake Evill turned a broken arm into a learning experience, redesigning the orthopaedic cast as a digitally devised “exoskeleton”

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Spanish firm Cruz y Ortiz's restoration of the Netherland's largest museum shows the grandeur of 19th-century romanticism in a new light

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Hong Kong-based Rural Urban Framework is working to tackle the unique problems that have emerged in China as a result of its rapid growth and authoritarian social policies – and creating models for the country’s future in the process

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Vitamins, Design and Invention Studio likes to bring a touch of wonder to its products. For its latest trick, it has created a collapsible wheel for wheelchairs that can be folded down with the frame

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Brasil Arquitetura has continued São Paulo’s proud tradition of brutalist public architecture, creating a massive concrete culture and music complex in a tight inner-city space

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While much recent design has been preoccupied with the opportunities presented by new technologies, this Dutch design studio has been thinking ahead to the risks of the future

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A professor of atomic physics, a team of scientists and two industrial designers have come up with a pair of glasses so simple to use that you can adjust the prescription yourself

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Amid the showiness of contemporary high-profile architecture, this Ghent-based practice stands out for its thoughtful, sensitive and reticent approach to existing buildings and its original designs

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With his Heath Robinson contraptions and dark imagined futures, Thomas Thwaites has a intriguing take on society, science and technology

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Monday, 09 December 2013 16:54

Icon Awards 2013: Winners

We’re delighted to announce the winners of the Icon Awards 2013. You can read profiles of the 60 international nominees and interviews with all the winners in this month’s magazine – out now!

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