Monday, 21 August 2017 06:00

Photo competition: Elements of design

Icon teams up with 100% Design and Picfair to find the next top architecture and design photographer

Published in News
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 09:32

100 Years of Architecture

To mark the publication of his ‘coffee-table book and visual exploration’ 100 Years of Architecture, we asked author Alan Powers to explain his subtly subversive selection of 300 buildings from the early 20th century onwards

Published in Comment
Monday, 11 January 2016 00:00

Bakurocho, Tokyo

Once a “ghost town” in the shadow of Nihonbashi’s neon glare, Bakurocho is enjoying a creative revival inspired by its Edo-era craft heritage. Danielle Demetriou visited the area for our latest issue – Keith Ng's images, featured here, accompany the article

Published in Features
Monday, 02 November 2015 00:00

Socialist holiday architecture in Croatia

Holidays after the Fall, an exhibition in Vienna, examines the vacation complexes built along the Adriatic coast in the 60s and 70s – and their fate after the collapse of Yugoslavia

Published in GALLERY

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

Published in Features
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 00:00

Writing on the Wall by Roger Perry

Roger Perry’s photographs of graffiti in 1970s London showed wit, surrealism and anger scrawled across an age of austerity. Sukhdev Sandhu welcomes their reissue

Published in Review
Monday, 19 October 2015 00:00

Praça Tiradentes, Rio de Janeiro

As next year’s Olympics sends Rio into a frenzy of regeneration and rocketing rents, a small district in the east of the city is emerging as a haven for young designers. Saul Taylor visited the neighbourhood for our latest issue. Here are André Vieira's photographs that accompany the article

Published in News
Friday, 09 October 2015 01:00

The lasting appeal of modernist Essex

In our latest issue, Home, 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

Published in News
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
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 00:00

Stress toys: One-hit wonders

There is an entire industry of objects designed to be pulled, squeezed, bashed or smashed in a bid to relieve stress. Aleksandra Kingo photographed them for our latest issue, Sins

Published in Features
Tuesday, 04 August 2015 00:00

Hannah Collins

Camden Arts Centre, London
4 July – 13 September 2015

Published in Diary

The street photographer’s images of Manchester’s poorest districts in the 1960s and 70s exposed the pressures on both the built environment and the communities living within it

Published in Review
Monday, 13 July 2015 00:00

Bruno Drummond: Play hard

Photographer Bruno Drummond has made a series of formal studies juxtaposing construction materials and objects associated with leisure

Published in GALLERY
Thursday, 11 June 2015 00:00

Dialogues: Photographs by Hélène Binet

Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin
Until 21 September 2015

Published in Diary

The Syrian refugee camps of the Bekaa Valley in east Lebanon are underfunded and overlooked – to cover their modest shelters, residents appropriate banners advertising luxury products. Marwan Tahtah, a photographer for Beirut's Al Akhbar newspaper, captures the resulting mixture of ingenuity, extravagance and survival

Published in GALLERY
Monday, 27 April 2015 11:05

The selfie stick

It is the perfect symbol of a narcissistic, social-media-obsessed society that doesn't even realise what terrible photos it's taking, says Edwin Heathcote

Published in Crimes Against Design
Thursday, 05 March 2015 00:00

Conflict, Time, Photography

An exhibition at Tate Modern reveals the horrors of war through its impact on the built and natural environment and objects, rather than on people

Published in GALLERY
Sunday, 01 March 2015 00:00

Guy Bourdin

John Jervis welcomes a retrospective that focuses on the photographer’s 1970s heyday – when his sharp, surreal images helped to define the fashion industry

Published in Review
Monday, 23 February 2015 12:04

European Architecture Photography Prize

Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt
25 April – 9 August 2015

Published in Diary
Thursday, 29 January 2015 15:54

Staging Disorder

An exhibition of photography depicts the eerie, artificial towns used to train the police and military for conflict

Published in GALLERY
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