Wednesday, 06 March 2013 15:26

Profile: reconstructing post-disaster Japan

Two years have passed since Japan was hit by a tsunami. Since then, architects and designers have volunteered their skills and expertise to help rebuild communities and make plans for the future.

Published in Features
Thursday, 30 October 2008 10:11

Psycho Buildings: Artists Take on Architecture

There’s a travel guide that begins its entry on London’s Southbank Centre with the following warning: “It is made up of a number of rather ugly buildings.”

Published in ICON 062 | August 2008
Thursday, 16 October 2008 11:02

Collecting architecture

There is a new breed of client who collects architecture like stamps. In Mongolia, Taiwan, South Africa and Brazil, private developers are commissioning big names and hot young practices by the dozen to build huge, diverse developments.

Published in ICON 060 | June 2008
Thursday, 15 May 2008 00:00

Tokyo - Design week

Tokyo’s design week felt at times like a pseudo Bavarian Christmas market this year. Geared towards shopping, it has grown in size and sprawl, but for those with a flair for navigation there was some engaging work to be found.

Japanese parks are surrealistic landscapes of good intentions.

Published in ICON 038 | August 2006
Friday, 23 March 2007 08:17

Atelier Bow-Wow | icon 022 | April 2005

“We are going to rock you!” exclaims Yoshiharu Tsukamoto of Atelier Bow-Wow. It’s his birthday, and he and his partner, Momoyo Kaijima, mean to celebrate.

Published in ICON 022 | April 2005