Friday, 07 July 2017 10:25

Long live the starchitect!

Peter Smisek on why this much-maligned group matters, and should continue to

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The yearly architectural celebrity showcase is invariably over-engineered, superficial and aloof, says Owen Hatherley. And now the programme has expanded ...

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Tuesday, 07 June 2016 12:57

Serpentine Pavilion revealed

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels's design for the 2016 Serpentine Pavilion in London's Hyde Park was revealed this morning, alongside the four 'summer houses' that have been added to the programme this year

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Featured on the cover of Icon's current issue, the Spanish architect's concert hall in Poland has won the Mies van der Rohe award for European contemporary architecture. John Jervis visited the building last month

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Thursday, 07 May 2015 01:00

Mies van der Rohe prize shortlist

The winnner of €60,000 award for European architecture will be announced tomorrow at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona. Here are the five practices and projects in the running – including the Szezecin Philharmonic, which is featured on the cover of our current issue, Poland

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Thursday, 19 March 2015 00:00

19 March: The week’s most read

Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Heatherwick, Frei Otto and the Apple Watch were among the popular subjects on iconeye.com over the past seven days

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Thursday, 12 March 2015 00:00

Bjarke Ingels's human zoo in Denmark

The founder of BIG is revamping and extending a zoo in which the humans will be confined and the animals roam free. Talking from New York, he explains the project

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Thursday, 08 January 2015 00:00

Icon 140: Zoos

Our new issue, out on 8 January, features Bernard Tschumi's updated Parc Zoologique de Paris, Bjarke Ingels's human zoo and Charles Holland's musings on modernism at London Zoo

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Tuesday, 23 December 2014 13:32

2014's most popular articles

This year, Icon readers leapt upon articles featuring big names such as Bjarke Ingels, Rem Koolhaas and Peter Zumthor, as well as those about the emerging designers in our graduates round-up

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Here are the shortlisted projects for the category, sponsored by KI, that was last year won by Praça das Artes by Brasil Arquitetura

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Robbrecht and Daem scooped last year's title. Here are the nominees for this year's best architecture firm

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:10

Icon Awards 2014: shortlist revealed

The judges have announced the nominees for this year's awards. Click here for the full list and details of the awards ceremony on 4 December

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Monday, 21 July 2014 01:00

Bjarke Ingels: Danish Maritime Museum

The BIG founder broke the competition rules to win the Danish Maritime Museum in Helsingør. But the finished project, an “invisible icon” mostly concealed behind the walls of a dry dock, suggests that the notorious architectural prankster may be growing up, writes Owen Pritchard

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Thursday, 05 June 2014 11:42

Icon 133: Underground

Icon’s latest issue brings you designs made in lava by Formafantasma, a building in a disused zinc mine by Peter Zumthor, Bjarke Ingels’ subterranean museum and much more. Read a full list of contents and subscribe to the magazine here

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Monday, 27 February 2012 16:40

BIG: Ski park on a power plant

Trailblazing Danish practice BIG is building a ski park on top of a waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen – and the incinerator blows laser-lit smoke rings.

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Friday, 30 September 2011 12:53

Inside OMA

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

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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.

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Friday, 05 August 2011 10:24

8 House: Copenhagen

The 8 house is a housing block on a near-megastructural scale.

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Wednesday, 14 July 2010 13:51

China's World Expo

One image is ubiquitous on the construction hoardings, billboards and plastic shopping bags in Shanghai these days – the tiered silhouette of the China Pavilion at the Expo 2010.

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Tuesday, 08 June 2010 20:20

Belgrade Design Week

Last week, some of the world's leading architects and designers gathered in Belgrade for three days of talks. Icon was there.

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