Friday, 08 January 2010 10:50

First Works

The AA brings together the debuts of the starchitects – can it offer any pointers to today’s young practices? Geoff Shearcroft looks for tips.

Published in Review
Monday, 21 December 2009 13:50

Zaha Hadid's Maxxi

Is speed an essential quality of the 21st-century museum? If the architect’s job is to oil the wheels of the culture industry, then perhaps it is. With Tate Modern getting 4 million visitors a year, you need to drive the culture-hungry through the pens quickly. But the museum is not traditionally a place of swift passage, it’s one of thoughtful wandering and edifying pauses

Published in Features
Monday, 14 December 2009 11:58

SANAA's Summer Pavilion

SANAA’s Summer Pavilion next to the Serpentine Gallery in London is like a giant spill of quicksilver, spreading between the trees of Kensington Gardens.

Wednesday, 05 August 2009 13:34

The Brandhorst Museum

The BrandHorst Museum in Munich is like a large, abstract painting from the outside.

Published in ICON 072 | June 2009
Wednesday, 05 August 2009 11:30

Prada Transformer

You can roll the Prada Transformer like a four-sided die, and you'll get a different building every time.

Published in ICON 072 | June 2009

"Will you take a lie detector test?" Everybody loved the idea, before reeling off a list of elaborate excuses and sudden travel plans.

Published in ICON 070 | April 2009
Friday, 17 July 2009 20:54

The Lie Detector Test: Deyan Sudjic

"Will you take a lie detector test?" Everybody loved the idea, before reeling off a list of elaborate excuses and sudden travel plans.

Published in ICON 070 | April 2009
Wednesday, 15 July 2009 07:28

Chamber music hall by Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid Architects has created a chamber music hall inside Manchester Art Gallery as an ode to Johann Sebastian Bach

Published in News
Tuesday, 14 July 2009 14:42

Alles Wird Gut

The wind screamed as we searched for a hole in the fence, picking our way through the uprooted bushes scattered around like tumbleweed.

Published in ICON 069 | March 2009
Monday, 13 July 2009 13:39

Porsche Museum

Speed was the key experience that Viennese architect Delugan Meissl wanted visitors to experience at its Porsche Museum, which has just opened in Stuttgart.

Published in ICON 069 | March 2009
Friday, 10 July 2009 08:40

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by SANAA

On Sunday the Serpentine gallery opens its summer pavilion to the public. This year it’s designed by Japanese architect SANAA, the firm’s first commission in the UK.

Published in NEWS
Thursday, 09 July 2009 10:36

Steven Holl in Beijing

"I said, Give me three months and I'm going to come back with a vision for the 21st century."

Wednesday, 01 July 2009 06:47

Venice Biennale 2008

Aaron Betsky's intriguing theme is wasted on the global architecture elite.

This is our list of the people in architecture and design who we feel are shaping the future

Published in Features
Cameron Sinclair compared Zaha Hadid to Robert Mugabe in a knockabout, entertaining debate at the Barbican just before the Easter weekend. We were there, and here’s what we saw.
Published in NEWS
Thursday, 30 October 2008 09:45

Zaha Hadid’s Bridge Pavilion

The curvaceous bowels of Zaha Hadid’s Bridge Pavilion swallow visitors as they arrive at Expo Zaragoza 2008. Seven thousand tonnes of steel writhe 270m across the River Ebro, splitting open at points to bare a ribbed snarl towards the Expo site beyond.

Published in ICON 062 | August 2008
Thursday, 30 October 2008 09:40

The Artists’ Playground

The Artists’ Playground is an exhibition of new work by 15 artists, designers and architects in the grounds of Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, themed around leisure and recreation.

Published in ICON 062 | August 2008
Thursday, 09 October 2008 22:05

Chanel’s Mobile Art Container

On the roof of a car park in Hong Kong, in the shadow of Norman Foster’s HSBC building and IM Pei’s Bank of China, sits Chanel’s latest publicity ruse, the snake-like Mobile Art Container.

Published in ICON 059 | May 2008
Monday, 23 June 2008 10:52

Cult of Design

Plastic dolls of Karim Rashid and Jaime Hayon are the graduation project of Central Saint Martins student Olivia Lee, who decided to turn “the designer” into a product.
Published in NEWS
Tuesday, 10 June 2008 00:52

Artists’ Playground

Carsten Holler, Ai Weiwei, Michael Craig-Martin, Tom Dixon and Zaha Hadid are among the artists and designers who have created works for Artists’ Playground, an exhibition in the grounds of Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire.
Published in NEWS
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