A few brave public buildings have found a new purpose amid austerity, thanks to pioneering campaigns by local communities

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Fragments of memory are the central theme in an exhibition of ink drawings and sculptures

Published in Architecture
Monday, 28 January 2019 10:31

Can architecture become radical again?

Why are we still enthralled by yesterday’s radicals? Because today’s visions of the future are so dull, writes Jay Merrick

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New London Architecture has narrowed down a shortlist of over 100 projects and the winning architects are offering consultations

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Skateboarding is more than a street skill – it is also a unique spatial experience of architecture. Now, after years of antagonism, Adam Todhunter finds cities and their planners are beginning to embrace these urban adventurers. With photos by Fred Mortagne

Published in Features
Monday, 14 January 2019 15:11

Icon Minds podcast: The Future of the City

Icon editor Priya Khanchandani sits down with architect Jamie Fobert, writer Paul Dobraszczyk, and designer Mariana Pestana
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Royal College of Art-trained designer-slash-artist Yasmeen Sabri has been creating a ‘f*** you to the white cube’
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Major designers and wealthy backers are envisioning techno-futurist visions for how humans will survive climate change. But architects working at the extremes say there’s a smarter way

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Brazil's Aleph Zero broke onto the international scene by winning the RIBA International Prize in November
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MINI presents the latest MINI LIVING Urban Cabin, a micro-apartment concept developed in cooperation with local architect Dayong Sun
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Designed by Portuguese Pritzker-winner Álvaro Siza to house a collection of Bauhaus and 20th-century artefacts. How is this helping to revive China’s contemporary design scene?
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Detroit, 10 years on. The crash left Motor City bankrupt. Now a Unesco City of Design, can local creatives drive its rebirth? 
Published in Features
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 09:38

Shock of the new: Neolith at MALBA

the Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires has become one of Buenos Aires’ most recognisable landmarks.
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Homes that ebb and flow with changing lifestyles are hitting the headlines
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As the young studio prepares for its biggest commission so far at Biennale Interieur, we ask what they will make of a bigger stage
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The fuzzy language of wellness and the lust for ever longer lives has hindered a history of promoting public health through architecture
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“Boldness is the fairest way to establish a dialogue with the massive forces of nature”, says the Chilean Pritzker-winner in an interview with Icon
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Compared with most bland office towers, La Tour Marseillaise is breath of fresh Mediterranean air. Is this what it looks like when Jean Nouvel is having fun?
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Gaze with wonder on the 'architectural abominations' carved by some of New York's major firms
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Under a single undulating roof, Mecanoo’s ship-like arts centre in Kaohsiung stows no fewer than five auditoriums. But it’s the space in-between them all that dips and swells into something magical

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