Mikhail Riches and Cathy Hawley's Goldsmith Street wins the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize and the inaugural Neave Brown Award for Housing as architects confront both the environmental and the housing crisis.

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The city’s booming population has sparked experiments in micro-homes, shared space and cohousing. But how close do we want to get?

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A century since Le Corbusier began his journey as an architect, he remains one of the profession's most influential and controversial figures

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Amin Taha tells Icon about his battle to save his Clerkenwell Close studio and home from demolition, as part of the Icon Minds series

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Roehampton's Alton Estate is one of 10 buildings on the Twentieth Century Society’s list of buildings at risk of demolition. Edwin Heathcote argues for its survival

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The Mexican architect talks to Icon about solutions to the affordable housing crisis worldwide

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Councils don’t just need to ‘engage with’ communities, writes Josh Fenton. They need to give them a genuine role in decision-making

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Icon’s architecture correspondent identifies four major questions that will need to be addressed in the wake of last week’s disaster

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Thursday, 13 October 2016 11:26

Architects vs housing: a failed relationship

It is the great unspoken truth of architecture, says Edwin Heathcote: when it comes to the buildings that matter most in people’s lives, it has failed

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Monday, 03 October 2016 08:13

Icon 161: Architects vs housing – out now

In our latest issue, Edwin Heathcote asks whether even the best architects have become too ineffective to solve the UK’s housing crisis. We also recall how 1960s counterculture sparked a graphic design revolution

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Through a book, ceramic model and top trump cards, this ‘set’ explores the astonishing achievements and costs of Soviet efforts to rehouse an entire country within 30 years, says Owen Hatherley

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This west London complex presents co-living as a lifestyle choice, but relies on a very cynical idea of community, says Debika Ray

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Thursday, 04 February 2016 00:00

Vertical Itaim, São Paulo, by Marcio Kogan

An elegant residential tower in the central of the Brazilian city offers a much-needed model for smarter urban living in a city choked by traffic, sprawl and inflated prices, says Saul Taylor

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The housing crisis is forcing people to live in ever more cramped conditions, but history teaches us that well-designed homes and public spaces are the bedrock of a civilised society

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Thursday, 12 November 2015 00:00

Housing crisis: Mind the gaps

Developer Roger Zogolovitch and architect Alex Ely discuss the logistics and potentials of the abundant gap sites to be found scattered across our cities

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Beyond the A13, the staid seaside towns and the flat, muddy fields of its heartland lies an alternative Essex – an unlikely hotbed of radical modernism, writes Charles Holland

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Thursday, 29 October 2015 00:00

London vernacular: A capital offence

A new London vernacular has emerged over the past five years – but is the moral laziness it represents an omen for the city’s future?

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Thursday, 15 October 2015 00:00

Bestor’s Blackbirds, Los Angeles

In LA’s Echo Park, architect Barbara Bestor has created a micro neighbourhood of 18 compact family homes clustered around a communal space, which could provide a new model for living in the increasingly congested West Coast city. But is suburban America ready to share? 

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Friday, 09 October 2015 01:00

The lasting appeal of modernist Essex

In the Home issue, Charles Holland took a trip down memory lane to rediscover a series of modernist gems in villages around Essex. We asked Catherine Hyland to take some photographs to accompany the article – see them here and follow @iconeye on Instagram for more

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Friday, 02 October 2015 00:00

Doughnut: The Outer London Festival

A day-long discussion about the city’s peripheries highlighted the complexity of an area often perceived as bland and uniform, says Debika Ray

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