We also take a prolonged look at Berlin this month. Icon visited the relaxed creative haven for the DMY festival and came back with a profile of five of its promising young designers. Plus, we stopped off at the patch of grass where the former East German parliament, the Palast der Republik, stood before being controversially demolished at the end of last year. We publish photographer Thorsten Klapsch’s eerie record of it from the early 1990s, soon after it had been abandoned.
Up front we have David Chipperfield’s imposing City of Justice in Barcelona, a floating house in Switzerland and Toyo Ito’s Za-Koenji theatre in Tokyo. In Review, we sample Phaidon’s latest 10×10 round-up of emerging architects, Work AC’s catalogue of city types and the Frank Lloyd Wright retrospective at the Guggenheim.