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.

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Icon's debut quarterly issue investigates the issues facing the countryside, and the rural's impact on the urban

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The estate, valued at £67 million, is currently controlled by four executors
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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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Thursday, 13 February 2014 17:45

5 Most Wanted: Patrik Schumacher

Patrik Schumacher tells Icon what he covets: from the Barcelona Pavilion to a model by Frei Otto …

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Tuesday, 29 October 2013 14:49

Welcome to ZHA World

Hadid, who recently opened a huge shopping complex in Beijing and launched a sculptural shoe, has had a prolific year. Brand Zaha is now a formidable, swooshing global force.

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Friday, 19 August 2011 14:06

Belgrade Design Week

William Wiles finds that Serbia’s creative industries give reason to be hopeful as tensions run high after the arrest of Ratko Mladic.

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Wednesday, 10 August 2011 15:33

The Autopoiesis of Architecture

Patrik Schumacher’s grand theory of contemporary architecture fails to convince Douglas Murphy.

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