Thursday, 04 August 2016 00:51

Mayor Eduardo Paes on Rio's Olympic legacy

'We are not leaving any white elephants behind,' says Rio de Janeiro's mayor in the lead up to the Olympic Games

Published in Features

Any lasting impact will be to tourism and gentrification rather than the impoverished favelas, says Will Henley

Published in Features
Friday, 01 July 2016 00:47

Icon 158: Rio Olympics

Our latest issue looks forward to this summer's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro – considering the role of architecture and urban planning in securing a lasting legacy

Published in Comment
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
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, 04 February 2015 11:52

Post-match analysis: Sporting legacy

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil rekindled the debate about the legacy of global sporting events. But few people made the case for the aesthetic qualities of the stadiums – or the way that they have reclaimed the country's modernist heritage, says Tim Abrahams

Published in Features
Monday, 19 January 2015 16:23

Sérgio Bernardes

A documentary explores the radical designs that made Brazilian modernist, playboy and Niemeyer contemporary Sérgio Bernardes a star and the controversial affiliations that eventually left him bankrupt and forgotten, says Arthur Thompson

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A show at New York's Museum of Arts and Design reveals more about the diversity of contemporary Latin American design than its geographic specificity

Published in Review
Friday, 31 October 2014 00:00

Icon 138: Data

From smart cities to mass surveillance, our December issue – out on 1 November – looks at the complex relationship between democracy and big data

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MoMA, New York
22 November 2014 – 10 May 2015

Published in Diary
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 12:35

Rebel Architecture

A television series that examines the work of architects who work outside the mainstream of their profession to tackle social injustice, premiered last night on Al Jazeera. We spoke to its creator, Daniel Davies

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A tour of informal settlements from Rio to Caracas shows cities being reclaimed in remarkable ways, says Debika Ray. But are they a viable template for the future?

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