Friday, 21 August 2015 00:00

Center Parcs: The paradise machine

Center Parcs has become a commercial phenomenon since the first camp opened nearly 50 years ago. But it still owes much to the original vision of the “villa in the forest” – an unlikely fusion of Dutch modernist ideals and Catholic moral conservatism

Published in Features
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 00:00

King's Cross swimming pond

Amid the noise and rubble of London’s biggest development site, Ooze Architects and artist Marjetica Potrc have created a place where city dwellers can shake off the dust and swim with nature. Welcome to King’s Cross Pond Club

Published in Features

The artist's holiday home in Wrabness for Living Architecture is a shrine to a fictional woman, her life story elaborately told through the building’s tiles and tapestries. But the project was also the final act in the colourful career of FAT Architecture. With its eclectic, scholarly mix of styles, it is a fitting farewell

Published in Features
Friday, 12 June 2015 00:00

#iconphoto contest – water

For the chance to win two Viction:ary city guides and a copy of our latest issue, Leisure, use Instagram or Twitter to send us photos that capture water

Published in Comment
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 00:00

Icon 145: Leisure

Our new issue (out on 4 June) celebrates the arrival of summer, with FAT and Grayson Perry’s House for Essex, Ooze Architects’ King’s Cross swimming pond, the surprising modernist history of Center Parcs and Bruno Drummond’s Cedric Price-inspired photo essay

Published in Comment