The designer's films offer a glimpse into a nightmarish sci-fi future in which every surface, appliance and inch of peripheral vision fizzes with data – an onslaught that might be just a couple of years away. Designers, he says, must shape this world – or be shaped by it
An affordable electric scooter that will rely on a network of battery charging stations could revolutionise transport infrastructure in densely populated cities. David Phelan was at the product's launch last week in Las Vegas
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
Smart cities, architectural photography and Apple's Jony Ive were some of the things Icon readers read about most this week
A new generation of cities are being wired up to control themselves by harnessing huge quantities of real-time data. But by turning a city onto autopilot, are we in danger of losing what makes it human?
The London Society chair discusses the green belt, the housing crisis, smart cities, tall buildings and cycling