Twenty-six women have contributed outfits to this Zaha Hadid-designed show about the empowering effects of fashion. But the clothes seem somewhat meaningless without their wearer or context, finds Riya Patel
Le Corbusier, Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster are among the architects featured as silhouettes in the graphic designer's latest illustrations
The Swiss designer spoke to Icon during Belgrade Design Week about quality, compromise and the importance of failure
A £10k platter inspired by the London 2012 aquatics centre and a chess set that resembles a miniature cityscape are among the products that the architect released at Harrods last week
For this year's LDF, Terence Conran plays fairy godmother to some of the industry’s biggest names, inviting young designers to bring their fantasy objects to life. The results are on display at the V&A this week
The RIBA has announced the shortlist for the annual architecture awards. Here are the six buildings in the running
As a piece of architecture devoid of context, ZHA’s captivating cultural centre in Baku, Azerbaijan, is perhaps the most important building of recent years, but its purpose and values remain unclear, argues Owen Pritchard after a visit
Hadid, who recently opened a huge shopping complex in Beijing and launched a sculptural shoe, has had a prolific year. Brand Zaha is now a formidable, swooshing global force.
September is the biggest month in London’s design calendar and this month we bring you the biggest ever edition of Icon – on Shopping. 6A Architects has designed a flagship store for Paul Smith and Zaha Hadid is moving into retail. We explore Amazon’s gargantuan distribution sheds, talk to Industrial Facility and ask how the British High Street can survive. And the Icon Design Trail brings you the best of LDF.
Angel Borrego Cubero’s wonderfully gossipy film, The Competition, follows five of the world’s most famous architects in apparently hot pursuit of the chance to build the national museum of Andorra. It's a revealing glimpse of life at a big-name practice, from the late-night pizzas to the experience of being shouted at by a Pritzker Prize winner.
Frank Gehry's second Maggie’s Centre is an intimate building inspired by Chinese design, overlooking gardens created by Lily Jencks
A high-gabled glass and timber market hall renews the Belgian city’s centre by bringing back a sense of its bustling medieval past
The Zaha Hadid-designed art museum in the American Midwest aims to unite Michigan State university with the town around it.
Zaha Hadid has built an imposing cultural centre on the outskirts of Montpellier, which hopes to help to revive a down-at-heel suburb.
For David Gill's gallery in west London, Zaha Hadid has created an ice-like table that appears to be melting into its own legs.
With the 1948 “Austerity Olympics” as its starting point, the V&A surveys 60 years of British design, architecture and fashion. From punk posters to Laura Ashley florals, the exhibition questions contrived notions of national identity to reveal a country caught between modernity and nostalgia. Here’s our review.
Dance has always been a multidisciplinary form but the Belgian choreographer Frédéric Flamand has specialised in striking collaborations, working with leading architects including Zaha Hadid, Thom Mayne, Diller + Scofidio and Dominique Perrault to explore the limits of bodies and cities