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Taikoo Li, Chengdu

The retail mega-project shuns the sterile indoor mall in favour of a low-density streetscape and Make’s elegant brick hotel, says John Jervis

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Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:03

LDF: Icon Events

Icon celebrated its 100th issue during this year’s London Design Festival, with a party and by showing off the Lego skills of leading architects.

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Friday, 19 August 2011 12:40

Attack the block: Lego architecture

Lego has a series of models reproducing “classic” works of architecture: Fallingwater, the Empire State Building and so on. But the fun of the toy is that you can make anything you like. So what happens when you give these models to some leading British architects to remake?

Published in Features
Thursday, 18 August 2011 16:17

London towers

London has two new skyscrapers: the Heron Tower, the tallest building in the City, and the Shard, the tallest building in the EU. We took sculptor Richard Wentworth to appraise them as additions to the street scene – and peek at OMA’s super-discreet bank HQ along the way.

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Wednesday, 31 March 2010 08:47

Insight: Design Hacks

From backstreet hack-labs to the Royal Society of Arts, design hacking is slowly making its way into the mainstream. But what does it offer?

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A review of the decade that never was, from icon’s fiction issue.

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