The humble hoodie may have begun as a functional garment, but it has come to reflect the socio-economic and racial divides in contemporary society.

Published in Opinion

In the latest edition of Icon Minds, we hear from Sam Jacob, formerly one-third of FAT, on his creative path and the role architects play in society

Published in Features
Thursday, 17 March 2016 00:00

Timmerhuis, Rotterdam, by OMA

This city hall pixellates local government, splitting its many functions into a mass of grey-glass cubes, which hold the possibility of endless reconfiguration

Published in News
Friday, 23 January 2015 09:15

23 January: This week’s most read

Gehry, Nouvel, Viñoly's, MVRDV and Sérgio Bernardes held your attention this week

Published in Comment
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 15:01

Bertjan Pot

The Dutch designer's masks and coat hooks may appear absurd, but their commercial appeal has attracted a host of admirers, from Moustache to G-Star Raw

Published in News
Friday, 16 January 2015 13:48

16 January: This week’s most read

MVRDV's grand gesture in Rotterdam, architects' role in the war and Owen Hatherley's angle on the Walkie-Talkie caused a buzz among Icon readers this week

Published in Comment
Thursday, 15 January 2015 16:07

1:1 Period Rooms

Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam
1 February – 6 April 2015

Published in Diary
Thursday, 15 January 2015 10:57

MVRDV’s Markthal

Ten years in the making, MVRDV's grand gesture in its home city wraps a grey slab of housing around a tasty filling

Published in News
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 11:18

Out of the Ordinary – Studio Wieki Somers

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Until 11 January 2015

Published in Diary
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
Monday, 23 September 2013 12:51

Mitate Collection: Studio Wieki Somers Lamps

Studio Wieki Somers has created a family of lamps inspired by visits to Japanese Samurai houses

Published in News
Monday, 13 May 2013 10:33

Atelier Van Lieshout

The sculptures and furniture dreamed up in Joep van Lieshout’s Rotterdam studio are the imagined products of dark, violent and anarchic worlds: a vast slave city, a World War Three landscape or, in his latest works, a pre-industrial tribal community.

Published in Features
Monday, 25 March 2013 15:08

Pixel prophet: MVRDV's Winy Maas

Winy Maas, a founder of Dutch firm MVRDV, believes in the kind of high-density urban living only skyscrapers can provide. He talks to Icon about his love of ”intensity architecture” and explains how the pixel will help architects reconcile individuals to collective living

Published in Features
Friday, 18 January 2013 09:56

Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture

The first European retrospective of Kahn’s work in 40 years makes Owen Hatherley wonder about the architect’s place in the pantheon.

Published in Review
Friday, 30 September 2011 12:53

Inside OMA

There is no practice on the planet quite like Rem Koolhaas’ OMA

Published in Features
Thursday, 11 August 2011 10:00

Villa Rotterdam II by Ooze

Architect Ooze has tripled the floor space of a gable-fronted 1920s house with an extension that the building wears “like a hat”.

Published in News
Thursday, 23 August 2007 13:38

Manifesto #04 Rem Koolhaas | Architect

Manifesto #04 with Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam.

Published in MANIFESTOS
Thursday, 23 August 2007 12:56

Manifesto #25 Joep Van Lieshout | Designer

Manifesto #25 with designer Joep Van Lieshout in Rotterdam.

Published in MANIFESTOS