ICON speaks to British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, who has sunk a 165 tonne greenhouse in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef to offer experiential learning about reef restoration. 

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These ground-breaking artworks have been produced entirely by machines attempting to recreate and replicate natural forms. 

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Bringing nature into hospital design creates spaces that are non-institutional and fundamentally nurturing

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Designers and architects need to learn from history to plan spaces for the future

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Thursday, 01 March 2018 16:07

Fashioned From Nature

V&A, London

21 April 2018 - 27 January 2019

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Wednesday, 29 April 2015 10:48

The architecture of London Zoo

The history of London Zoo's architecture is a record of our changing attitudes to nature and animal welfare, as grand aesthetic statements have been replaced by unobtrusive habitats that create the illusion of freedom and authenticity, says Charles Holland

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Monday, 02 March 2015 10:56

Earth Matters

Work by Formafantasma, the Campana brothers, Max Lamb and Vivienne Westwood are on display as part of an exhibition at the spectacular Artipelag gallery in Sweden that shows off design that embraces rather than exploits nature. Curator Lidewij Edelkoort told us more about it

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Monday, 23 February 2015 10:26

Piet Oudolf

From the High Line to the Serpentine, the Dutch landscape designer has redrawn the boundaries between architecture and nature, bringing the wild into the heart of the city. Riya Patel went to meet him in his studio in a remote part of the Netherlands

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Monday, 19 January 2015 10:00

Countryside Code

The rural rulebook is rarely seen these days. But with the right rebrand, it might even add to our enjoyment of nature, says Design Project

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Wednesday, 17 December 2014 16:28

Lars Beller Fjetland

The designer finds inspiration in the landscapes of western Norway to create natural furniture pieces of warmth and charm

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Monday, 03 November 2014 14:56

Ralph Nauta: Studio Drift

The designer and co-founder of the Dutch practice spoke to Icon during Belgrade Design Week last month about nature, technology and the studio's latest project at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014 15:17

Yayoi Kusama: Bronze Pumpkins

Victoria Miro Gallery, London
Until 19 December 2014

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Monday, 26 March 2012 10:21

House in Seya by Suppose Design Office

The latest creation by experimental Japanese firm Suppose Design Office is part home, part garden, but neither is quite complete.

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Monday, 27 February 2012 10:24

Arik Levy

Nature and science are integral to my design process, and these are some of the things that inspire, stimulate and uplift me. I appreciate the technical detail of design and find pleasure in making sense of how things work

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Some unlikely structures have started to appear in London parks and Kent woodlands – elaborate birdboxes inspired by council estates, gated communities and dictators’ palaces.

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