Should local architects be given precedence over large international practices? Zaha Hadid Architects' Patrik Schumacher and Katherine Clarke and Liza Fior of Muf Architecture/Art fight it out.
Icon's debut quarterly issue investigates the issues facing the countryside, and the rural's impact on the urban
An arboretum designed by Muf has turned what would be a wind tunnel between two buildings into a fairy-tale wonderland.
Katherine Clarke I came to London when I was 21 or 22, in '81 or '82. We’ve been working in this area for ten years, and what’s interesting is seeing the city change. When we arrived it was the end of the depression; the effect the economy has had on the city is incredibly visible in this area.
Horses would seem to have little to offer as a solution to the problems of modernist public space. But last autumn, in Tilbury, a former docking town east of London, a procession of schoolchildren dressed up as horses wound its way from historic Tilbury Fort to the middle of the tough Broadway Estate.
Four young architects have been asked to develop concepts for hospitals amid mounting concern that the poor design of new health facilities is harming both patients and staff.