In a city with a taste for the spectacular, and in an era when galleries use architecture to lure billionaire patrons, this design is magnificently understated
The Paris-based architect talks to Icon's Peter Smisek about doing more with less in the French banlieues
Under OMA’s masterplan, 15 star architects have reinvented Paris’s longest building as a gargantuan groundscraper – a new city district behind a riot of competing facades
An unconventional procurement and curatorial process by France's centre for contemporary art has resulted in an exhibition that critiques material culture by juxtaposing related objects, says Peter Maxwell
Few cities take public lighting as seriously as Lyon. For France’s second city, it is not just a matter of safety, or even aesthetics. It plays a fundamental role in citizens’ quality of life. Michel Djaoui photographed the city at night for our latest issue
The Swiss architect's latest stadium brings classical gentility to the world of football, but is still robust enough to withstand 42,000 fans
Inga Sempé is not an artist. She does not want her works to be preserved in a museum, and dislikes the idea of a design with a narrative. She is interested only in creating products that people will use – objects of everyday luxury, says Crystal Bennes
The venerable Parc Zoologique de Paris has been redeveloped to provide larger, more natural habitats for its 1,000 residents. But architects Bernard Tschumi and Jacqueline Osty's design also revels in the mechanics and theatre of these fake wilds
Coop Himmelb(l)au has landed an immense structure of angular steel and crystalline glass at the gateway to Lyon
Often inspired by line drawings, the French-born designer's works have established her as a leading light of Warsaw's emerging design scene
An exhibition at the St Etienne Biennale provided an insight into the hidden design within everyday objects and the implications of taking standardisation to the extreme
The meeting of two creators of luxury objects in the Bois de Boulogne in Paris has resulted in a suitably extravagant, and sometimes exquisite, art gallery
€390m concert hall opens, two years late and three times over budget, amid bitterness and controversy as architect boycotts inauguration
Here are the shortlisted projects for the category, sponsored by KI, that was last year won by Praça das Artes by Brasil Arquitetura
Icon noticed a focus on the handmade and the humorous at the interior design trade show in Paris earlier this month. Here are some products that stood out.
Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas’s aluminium-clad store for 180km of state papers is inevitably imposing, but manages to retain a human scale.