Monday, 06 October 2014 14:19

Welbeck Abbey’s corridors

Rem Koolhaas's Elements of Architecture show in Venice sheds some welcome light on corridors. But perhaps the finest examples of the genre were built beneath Sherwood Forest by a reclusive 19th-century duke

Published in Icon of the Month
Monday, 29 September 2014 13:51

Slaughterhouses: Meat is modernism

Slaughterhouses are meant to look anonymous, so rarely is much thought given to their exterior design. Yet those assembly lines of suspended carcasses played a fundamental role in the grisly birth of modern architecture

Published in Features
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 00:00

Claude Parent: Marx and angles

Claude Parent's radical architectural theories – rejecting "bourgeois" verticality for ramped cities and sloped buildings – chimed with the spirit of 1960s Paris. Now, Rem Koolhaas's Elements exhibition is bringing his work to a new generation, says Edwin Heathcote

Published in Features

Jacques Herzog says architectural exhibitions are “an impossibility”, but doesn’t see that as a reason not to try. He discusses this year’s Swiss Pavilion – which displays the work of his former teacher Lucius Burckhardt and Cedric Price – and the prospect of one day curating his own Biennale

Published in Features
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 01:00

Icon 135: Countryside

Icon’s latest issue, available from 2 August, features an essay on the future of the countryside by Rem Koolhaas, as well as articles about digital farming, slaughterhouses and Wolfgang Buttress

Published in Comment
Thursday, 03 July 2014 10:21

Icon 134: Venice Biennale

Icon’s latest issue, available from 3 July, features in-depth analysis of the Venice Biennale, from the story behind the British pavilion by its curator Sam Jacob to a Japanese architectural detective agency. Read a full list of contents and subscribe to the magazine here

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