Friday, 09 October 2015 00:00

The seven sins of design

“Futuristic” novelty workplaces, far-too-smartphones, greenwashed office developments, anthropomorphic corkscrews ... These are all, frankly, abominations and we shall smite you down

Published in Crimes Against Design
Thursday, 01 October 2015 00:00

Icon 149: Home

“Home” is a hard concept to pin down in design terms, but in our new issue – available now – we try to do just that, looking at Barbara Bestor’s Dutch woonerf in LA, modernist villages in Essex and the details that bring a house to life

Published in Comment
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 01:00

Gwell 'officetel', Seoul, by JDS Architects

The architecture practice has twisted and staggered this densely packed live-work development in the South Korean capital to make the most of space and views

Published in News
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 09:17

Industrial Facility

The London-based studio has designed a range of home office furniture for Brazilian brand TOG that includes a chair made from Coke bottles

Published in News

The Dutch architect’s latest building in Switzerland, a headquarters for an insurance firm, pays homage to Mies van der Rohe, says Douglas Murphy

Published in News
Thursday, 30 January 2014 16:23

De Rotterdam by OMA

OMA’s massive wall of cantilevered tower blocks is a curious addition to a city already awash with empty office space.

Published in News

Shanghai’s latest super-sized hotel, office, retail, art and theatre complex employs almost as many architectural styles as it has uses.

Published in News
Thursday, 18 August 2011 10:51

UN Studio office in Groningen

A Dutch government building might look like a throwback to the age of showing off, but has a prudent internal economy.

Published in News
Thursday, 17 December 2009 10:43

Torres de Hércules by Rafael de la Hoz

“Non plus ultra” or “nothing further beyond” is the message integrated into the ornamental facade of Rafael de la Hoz’s Torres de Hércules in Cádiz in southern Spain.

Published in News
Friday, 01 May 2009 01:00

The Icon 20/20 Architects: 2012

This is our list of the people in architecture and design who we feel are shaping the future

Published in Features