Zaha Hadid Architects have been chosen along with five other practices to develop a huge site west of Moscow
Published in News
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 00:00

Keiichi Matsuda: Total digital overload

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

Published in Features
Friday, 23 January 2015 09:15

23 January: This week’s most read

Gehry, Nouvel, Viñoly's, MVRDV and Sérgio Bernardes held your attention this week

Published in Comment
Friday, 16 January 2015 14:17

Gogoro Smartscooter

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

Published in News
Friday, 16 January 2015 13:48

16 January: This week’s most read

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

Published in Comment
Friday, 09 January 2015 10:27

9 January: This week’s most read

Smart cities, architectural photography and Apple's Jony Ive were some of the things Icon readers read about most this week

Published in Comment
Thursday, 08 January 2015 00:00

Can we outsmart the smart city?

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?

Published in Features
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 11:53

Icon meets Peter Murray

The London Society chair discusses the green belt, the housing crisis, smart cities, tall buildings and cycling

Published in Video
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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