Thursday, 01 March 2012 00:00

The architecture of failure

The 19th-century fascination with ruins was more than romantic affectation. It reflected a growing awareness of the fraught relationship between nature and technology – an anxiety that would soon find expression in the glass and iron palaces of the industrial age

Published in Features
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 09:14

The Art-Architecture Complex

Hal Foster turns a spotlight on famous buildings, but pays no heed to their contexts, says Kieran Long.

Published in Review
Monday, 20 February 2012 15:52

Zaha Hadid in Marseille

Zaha Hadid Architects has completed a sinuous, fluid office building in the south of France which attempts to alter our expectations of towers.

Published in News
Friday, 30 September 2011 12:53

Inside OMA

There is no practice on the planet quite like Rem Koolhaas’ OMA

Published in Features
Friday, 30 September 2011 01:00

Olympic Park: Regeneration and Legacy

With less than a year to go before the 2012 Olympics in London, how is the park shaping up – and what difference will the multi-billion-pound project make after the athletes leave? Kieran Long looks at what it tells about how the British make cities.

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
Monday, 12 September 2011 09:00

Icon 100

We celebrate 100 issues of Icon with an exploding cake by Blanch & Shock and birthday cards from eight years of cover stars. Plus we go behind the scenes at OMA, who also designed our cover, explore the architecture of the London Olympics, pick the best of this year’s design graduates and interview legendary artist Christo.

Published in NEWS
Friday, 19 August 2011 09:59

Zaha in Glasgow

Hadid has parked the city’s vast collection of transport artefacts in a technically ingenious, column-free space under a striking zigzag roof .

Published in News
Thursday, 18 August 2011 15:54

The legacy of megastructures

Today, the space frame lurks quietly behind the skins of buildings by Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid, as well as regional shopping centres, but in the 1960s it was central to architects’ visions of utopian megastructures and a future of unlimited expansion.

Published in Features
Thursday, 18 August 2011 12:43

Twirl by Zaha Hadid

A sculptural installation of porcelain tiles and fluorescent lights transformed an 18th-century courtyard at the University  of Milan during the furniture fair.

Published in News
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 12:15

Glass masters at Berengo Studio

Artists, architects and designers – among them Zaha Hadid and Kiki & Joost – come to the Berengo Studio in the Venetian Lagoon to work with its glass masters, part of a project to restore art to the craft.

Published in Features
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 09:40

Zaha Hadid's Guangzhou Opera House

Zaha Hadid Architects’ opera house in Guangzhou is the product of a supreme technological effort. The practice explains the brainpower and computing prowess needed to capture the simplicity of two boulders washed up by the Pearl River.

Published in Features

The tallest tower in the world, designed by Information Based Architecture, opens in Guangzhou, China.

Published in News
Monday, 16 May 2011 12:26

MACRO by Odile Decq

Odile Decq’s Rome gallery is a bold collage of interior spaces, but makes a quieter insertion into the city fabric than Hadid’s MAXXI.

Published in News
Friday, 07 January 2011 16:38

Issue 092 out now

Icon 092 is out now – join us for a trip into “digital worlds”, our theme for February. Leading the adventure is Zaha Hadid Architects:

Published in NEWS
Thursday, 22 July 2010 04:13

Stirling Prize shortlist announced

Museums and schools dominate the shortlist for British architecture’s biggest honour, as David Chipperfield, Zaha Hadid, Rick Mather, DSDHA, dRMM and Theis and Khan square up.

Published in News
Wednesday, 07 July 2010 07:19

Serpentine Pavilion by Jean Nouvel

This year’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, by French architect Jean Nouvel, was unveiled yesterday in London’s Hyde Park.

Published in News
Friday, 23 April 2010 09:00

Hearts of the city

The collected works of Herbert Muschamp, the last heavyweight architecture critic, is exhilarating.

Published in Review
Friday, 16 April 2010 09:05

Contemplating the Void

It’s all "me me me" at the Guggenheim, as the museum asks artists and architects how they might fill the emptiness in its heart. Mimi Zeiger takes a look.

Published in Review
Monday, 29 March 2010 11:44


Istanbul may be 3,000 years old but it's newer than Los Angeles.

Published in Features
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