Friday, 04 September 2015 00:00

Icon 148: Cities

In our latest issue, available from 4 September, we consider the design and architecture that makes a city come to life, from landscaping to outdoor furniture

Published in Comment
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 16:56

Doris Salcedo

Guggenheim, New York
26 June – 12 October 2015

Published in Diary

Architects may not employ the migrant workers building their grand designs in the Gulf states, but their names lend credibility to those that do. With appalling conditions still rife in the region, human-rights groups are demanding that practices stand up to their paymasters

Published in Features

Designers of mega-projects in Abu Dhabi should use their influence to push for better conditions for migrant workers, Human Rights Watch says to Icon as it reveals continuing exploitation on luxury Saadiyat Island development

Published in News
Friday, 30 January 2015 11:37

Icon 141: Camps

Our March issue, available from 1 February, asks what architects could do to alleviate the suffering of refugees in Syria and migrant workers in the Gulf states, as well as examining the role of design in the building of protest camps

Published in Comment
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 00:00

Helsinki Design Week

This year’s edition of Helsinki Design Week examined the role of design both in the museum and in everyday life, while organising a range of more playful activities in the city

Published in Review

Moreau Kusunoki, winners of the prestigious commission, are on the cover of our new issue. This piece from last year looked at arguments for and against the controversial project

Published in Comment
Thursday, 01 March 2012 11:27

Six of the Best: Aric Chen

What were the cultural highlights of 2011? Icon asks nine international critics, curators and experts to select their half-dozen stand-out moments in architecture, design and art.

Published in Features
Friday, 16 April 2010 09:05

Contemplating the Void

It’s all "me me me" at the Guggenheim, as the museum asks artists and architects how they might fill the emptiness in its heart. Mimi Zeiger takes a look.

Published in Review