Known or her human-centred approach to design, Tatiana Bilbao has worked on sustainable projects that showcase her distinct design philosophies 

Published in Architects

Thamesmead was designed to be a revolutionary housing estate but, like many of its Brutalist contemporaries, it failed to meet its utopian goals

Published in Buildings

Mikhail Riches and Cathy Hawley's Goldsmith Street wins the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize and the inaugural Neave Brown Award for Housing as architects confront both the environmental and the housing crisis.

Published in News

The city’s booming population has sparked experiments in micro-homes, shared space and cohousing. But how close do we want to get?

Published in Features

The non-profit initiative aiming to develop a new generation of city planners is growing fast after its breakthrough first year

Published in News

Peter Barber has brought both quality and sociability to London's social housing, with a string of characterful schemes enlivened by terraces, colonnades and colourful entrances.

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Icon’s architecture correspondent identifies four major questions that will need to be addressed in the wake of last week’s disaster

Published in Comment
Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:00


Britain’s postwar landscape is illuminated through the stories of the people who planned, built and lived in it, says Steve Parnell

Published in Review
Sunday, 28 April 2013 12:25

Urban Collage by Edouard François

In a Parisian suburb, Edouard François has reconciled three kinds of local housing – by stacking them one on top of the other.

Published in News
Monday, 21 May 2012 16:46

M Building by Stéphane Maupin

Stéphane Maupin’s clever riposte to Parisian building regulations is a block of flats whose bland exterior belies the joyous mess within.

Published in News
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 14:26

Estates & Our Kids Are Going to Hell

Owen Hatherley enjoys two different photographic takes on London council estate interiors: one melancholic, the other urgent and polemical.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 16 December 2009 15:36

MVRDV's Celosia Housing

MVRDV takes another stab at social housing in Madrid.

Published in Features

This is our list of the people in architecture and design who we feel are shaping the future

Published in Features