Monday, 23 January 2017 17:09

Eduardo Paolozzi

Whitechapel Gallery, London
16 February 2017 — 14 May 2017

Published in Diary
Monday, 21 November 2016 13:34

Waldorf Project: Chapter Three

Peter Smisek enjoyed relinquishing control during an artistic dining experience. But is there anything that architects and designers can learn from this?

Published in Review
Monday, 21 November 2016 11:22

Design Museum Blues

The opening of the Design Museum may be a significant achievement, but this is not how museums should be made or our buildings conserved – it leaves both culture and architecture diminished

Published in Features
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 10:05

Second Dome: 'All Archigram, body and soul'

The cheerfulness of Second Home’s latest pop-up has more potential to foster diversity than its much-hyped East End office space

Published in News
Tuesday, 25 October 2016 00:46

Salters’ Hall

The clever restoration of Basil Spence’s livery building shows how the brutes of the post-war era can be modernised without being tamed

Published in News
Thursday, 13 October 2016 11:26

Architects vs housing: a failed relationship

It is the great unspoken truth of architecture, says Edwin Heathcote: when it comes to the buildings that matter most in people’s lives, it has failed

Published in Features

Owen Williams’s modernist Peckham health centre closed in 1950, but its emphasis on self-reliance and wholesome pursuits still appeals to a diverse audience of politicians, anarchists and healers, says Debika Ray

Published in Icon of the Month

An ornate and long-abandoned pedestrian subway to South London’s Crystal Palace is being opened to visitors for one weekend, as plans for its restoration get underway

Published in News

In the lead-up to the event’s opening on 6 September, its director and former Icon editor Christopher Turner spoke to us about diplomacy, Brexit and salsa dancing

Published in News
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 10:19

Is postmodernism really worth saving?

The 1986 Big Bang led to an explosion of postmodernism in the City of London. Now these buildings are tumbling down, John Jervis asks: should we care?

Published in Features
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 00:55

London by Roger FitzGerald

Painting his favourite places in the capital made Roger FitzGerald realise what makes it so glorious – and so fragile

Published in GALLERY

This west London complex presents co-living as a lifestyle choice, but relies on a very cynical idea of community, says Debika Ray

Published in Comment
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 09:49

Tate Modern: Inside Switch House

Herzog & de Meuron’s extension to the London contemporary art gallery opens this week – view images of the building here and follow us on social media today for coverage from inside

Published in GALLERY

London Festival of Architecture director Martyn Evans explains why this year’s month-long event will focus on the theme: ‘community’

Published in Comment
Friday, 04 March 2016 00:00

New issue – Icon 154: Travel special

In our latest issue we look at the past, present and future of travel, making the journey from London to outer space, via China

Published in Comment
Friday, 22 January 2016 00:00

Clerkenwell Design Week

Various venues, London
24 – 26 May 2016

Published in Diary

The housing crisis is forcing people to live in ever more cramped conditions, but history teaches us that well-designed homes and public spaces are the bedrock of a civilised society

Published in Comment

We spoke to the Design Museum curator ahead of an exhibition, opening today, that looks at the lifestyles, motives and attitudes of cyclists in Britain

Published in News
Thursday, 29 October 2015 00:00

London vernacular: A capital offence

A new London vernacular has emerged over the past five years – but is the moral laziness it represents an omen for the city’s future?

Published in Features
Thursday, 29 October 2015 00:00

The architecture of Spectre

The absence of a “Bond Villain’s Lair” aesthetic in Spectre, the latest instalment in the James Bond franchise, reveals the disconcerting state of London's corporate architecture, says Edwin Heathcore.

Published in Comment
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