Probably the twentieth century’s most controversial movement, Brutalism was characterised by its utilitarian style, modular elements and the functional use of concrete and steel

Published in Features

In the first half of the twentieth century, changes in technology and society led to the birth of a vision of an urban utopian that could be achieved through modernist design

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As climate catastrophe looms, the interdependence of the urban and rural worlds has never been starker. The countryside can no longer be dismissed as a bastion of tradition - it is where the future is taking place, finds Edwin Heathcote.

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Living With Beauty is the final report from the government-appointed commission on the controversial subject of what beautiful housing looks like

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Austrian architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky’s mass-produced kitchen transformed domestic life but shows that modernist efficiency didn’t necessarily lead to equality

Published in Icon of the Month

Villa Savoye is a definitive example of a modernist building. Set in the Parisian suburb of Poissy, the villa was designed by Swiss architect and modernist titan Le Corbusier and his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret.

Published in Buildings

Writing about food has never been so good, or serious, as now. Esther Choi's book of recipes inspired by famous artists and architects, combines fun with thoughtful commentary

Published in Review
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 00:41

The world of Charlotte Perriand opens in Paris

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It was the miracle product of the post-war period, but its edifice is starting to crumble, writes Katy Kelleher
Published in Crimes Against Design

A century since Le Corbusier began his journey as an architect, he remains one of the profession's most influential and controversial figures

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An enormous replica of Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye has been half-sunk off a Danish fjord as part of Vejle's Floating Art festival

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Friday, 17 February 2017 00:35

MoMA exhibition review: How Should We Live?

Women designers have been all but written out of the history of modernism, but now an ambitious show at MoMA aims to set the record straight. Claire Barliant finds out if it succeeds

Published in Review
Monday, 18 May 2015 01:00

From the archives

A trend for archive pieces has emerged at Clerkenwell Design Week, as industry stalwarts such as Vitra, Cassina and SCP unearth and update former successes and passed-over prototypes

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Monday, 30 March 2015 12:45

Jaime Hayon's Réaction Poétique

The Spanish designer is celebrating Le Corbusier's legacy at Milan Furniture Fair next month with a set of characterful wooden objects for Cassina

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Tuesday, 04 November 2014 09:49

Paradigm Store

An exhibition in Victoria is a thought-provoking exploration of the links between art and design in an incongruous setting

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Monday, 20 October 2014 13:17

Archiwindow by Federico Babina

Le Corbusier, Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster are among the architects featured as silhouettes in the graphic designer's latest illustrations

Published in GALLERY
Monday, 29 September 2014 14:48

100 Years of Swiss Design

Museum Für Gestaltung Zürich
27 September 2014 – 8 February 2015

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Barbican, London
25 September 2014 – 11 January 2015

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Bench B is a modern twist on a classic archetype. Its designer, Konstantin Grcic, spoke to Icon about his inspiration and upcoming shows

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Sunday, 01 September 2013 01:00

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes

MoMA presents a compelling case, says Claire Barliant, for seeing Le Corbusier as a lover, not a conqueror of nature

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