Monday, 19 January 2015 16:23

Sérgio Bernardes

A documentary explores the radical designs that made Brazilian modernist, playboy and Niemeyer contemporary Sérgio Bernardes a star and the controversial affiliations that eventually left him bankrupt and forgotten, says Arthur Thompson

Published in Review
Monday, 20 October 2014 13:17

Archiwindow by Federico Babina

Le Corbusier, Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster are among the architects featured as silhouettes in the graphic designer's latest illustrations

Published in GALLERY
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 10:43

Rebel Architecture

Al Jazeera's documentary series adopts a wide definition of rebel – and indeed architect – but is all the more interesting for it, says Hana Loftus

Published in Review
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 10:57

Beyond the Supersquare

Claire Barliant salutes a brave and overdue attempt to unravel the legacy of modernist architecture in Latin America, but the theme is too tangled for just one show

Published in Review
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 09:30

United Nations Redesign

A Dutch team led by Hella Jongerius is redesigning the room where the world’s biggest decisions are made.

Published in News
Thursday, 01 March 2012 12:48

Six of the Best: Vicky Richardson

What were the cultural highlights of 2011? Icon asks nine international critics, curators and experts to select their half-dozen stand-out moments in architecture, design and art.

Published in Features

Oscar Niemeyer's International Fair in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, was intended as the foundation of a new city quarter, but civil war intervened and it was never finished. Half a century on, its mysterious geometric forms stand like a modernist Shangri-La

Published in Features
Thursday, 29 September 2011 15:51

Icon Magazine

“Icon” is not a word to be used lightly on these pages but, on the occasion of our hundredth issue, somehow it seemed appropriate

Published in Icon of the Month
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 13:51

Centro Niemeyer by Oscar Niemeyer

This cultural centre by the 103-year-old Brazilian legend reprises some classic Niemeyer motifs – but can it thrive in a changed global climate?

Published in News
Monday, 29 March 2010 04:52

Brasilia

A city can work as a city and as a symbol. Occasionally it can work as a symbol but not as a city. Brasilia is one such city.

Published in Icon of the Month
Wednesday, 16 December 2009 15:58

Sensate

A show that blurs body, furniture and space unnerves and delights Tania Ketenjian.

Published in Review