The yearly architectural celebrity showcase is invariably over-engineered, superficial and aloof, says Owen Hatherley. And now the programme has expanded ...
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
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
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
Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Heatherwick, Frei Otto and the Apple Watch were among the popular subjects on iconeye.com over the past seven days
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
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
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
Here are the shortlisted projects for the category, sponsored by KI, that was last year won by Praça das Artes by Brasil Arquitetura
Robbrecht and Daem scooped last year's title. Here are the nominees for this year's best architecture firm
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.