Icon 101 is out now
Icon 101 is out now and we step into a new century with an issue on “Waste”. We look beyond our culture of planned obsolescence, at what happens to things after we throw them away – and find that some of them end up in a better place.
Fresh Kills on Staten Island was once New York’s rubbish dump and the largest landfill site in the world. We talk to James Corner who is transforming it into an urban wilderness three times the size of Central Park. The image of waste-to-energy plants is changing, too – Bjarke Ingels is building a ski slope on top of a new plant in Copenhagen. And Shigeru Ban, who has used recycled cardboard tubing for everything from refugee shelters to luxury pavilions tells us more about the replacement cardboard cathedral he’s building in earthquake-hit Christchurch, New Zealand.
Up front there’s the Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, David Lynch’s nightclub in Paris, a sports centre in Shenzhen, design-inspired art by Martin Boyce, wood made from newspapers and a hotel refurbishment by Maison Martin Margiela.
In Review we look at Hal Foster’s take on the Art-Architecture Complex, ask why Iain Sinclair is so pessimistic about the Olympics, wonder about what Lee Friedlander could see from his car, and take part in a bank heist in Brighton.There’s also 28 pages of the latest in lighting design in our Design Report.