The sweeping form of Snøhetta’s cancer care centre in Aberdeen is designed to calm, but the building lacks the warmth of some of its peers.

Published in News
Monday, 02 December 2013 16:57

6a: Architect detectives

Whether they are fitting out a Savile Row shop or adapting a grade I-listed house, London duo 6a Architects take a radical approach to history and conservation, cherry-picking elements of the past to weave into new narratives

Published in Features
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.

Published in Features
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 12:13

Richard Rogers RA – Inside out

The contradictions that run through the Royal Academy’s retrospective sum up the architect perfectly, says Charles Holland.

Published in Review
Monday, 07 October 2013 09:00

Dalian Conference Centre

Coop Himmelb(l)au tests the limits of large-scale parametric design by landing a spaceship-like civic centre in northern China. 

Published in News
Thursday, 03 October 2013 10:00

The Italian Avant-Garde

This collection of essays and interviews sheds much-needed light on an era of radical sociopolitical change, says Steve Parnell.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 10:00

Profile: DUS Architects

Dutch practice DUS proposes an alternative architecture through social networks, temporary interventions and open sourcing. Now it is printing its first building, a canal house in Amsterdam, which it hopes will be replicated and reworked along the city's northern waterways

Published in Features
Thursday, 20 December 2012 12:37

The Icon Awards evening

On 6 December we launched the first ever Icon Awards at an Awards evening for all our nominees, where the winners were announced and presented with their trophies. It was a great evening and our guests enjoyed Ketel One cocktails, Asahi beer and canapés from Ginger Jar Food.

Published in News
Friday, 09 November 2012 15:35

Icon 114: Weather

The December issue is all about “Weather”. From the efforts of Brad Pitt’s Make it Right Foundation to rebuild a hurricane-flattened neighbourhood in New Orleans, to “Snow World” in Hyderabad, we look at how architecture creates environments that are insulated against the weather and ask how successful these can ever be.

Published in NEWS
Friday, 25 May 2012 14:14

The Future of Architecture Since 1889

Jean-Louis Cohen’s history of avant-garde architecture in the 20th century explores how ideas are conceived through buildings, providing fascinating insights into more familiar narratives, says Tim Abrahams.

Published in Review
Friday, 11 May 2012 12:12

British Design, 1948-2012

With the 1948 “Austerity Olympics” as its starting point, the V&A surveys 60 years of British design, architecture and fashion. From punk posters to Laura Ashley florals, the exhibition questions contrived notions of national identity to reveal a country caught between modernity and nostalgia. Here’s our review.

Published in Review
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 09:14

The Art-Architecture Complex

Hal Foster turns a spotlight on famous buildings, but pays no heed to their contexts, says Kieran Long.

Published in Review
Friday, 27 January 2012 14:13

Adjaye Africa Architecture

David Adjaye’s seven-volume taxonomy of African cities covers settlements in forests, mountains, grasslands and deserts. But is this huge collection of the architect’s photographs guilty of overlooking the problems of mass urbanisation on this understudied continent?

Published in Review
Thursday, 04 August 2011 10:37

Architecture as Horrorshow

By dressing themselves in outscale vernacular references, big box supermarkets in the suburban hinterland inhabit the same psychotic territory as serial killer Ed Gein.

Published in Features
Thursday, 12 March 2009 14:33

Terunobu Fujimori: architectural detective

The world around us is filled with clues and evidence. For icon issue 070 we asked two cataloguers of the curious to open their files.
Published in NEWS
Wednesday, 05 September 2007 12:44

Architectural and design manifestos

For our special 50th issue we asked 50 of the most influential architects, designers and thinkers to tell us what they believe in.

Published in ICON 050 | August 2007

"To work with machines has the danger of monotony. The new building should be a bulwark against this, but also a building that is representative of the city"

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