Tuesday, 13 May 2014 10:09

Bernard Tschumi

Pompidou Centre, Paris
Until 28 July 2014

Published in Diary
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 10:09

Designing for Disaster

National Building Museum, Washington
11 May – 2 August 2014

Published in Diary
Monday, 12 May 2014 09:40

Bill Cunningham's Facades

The legendary street photographer Bill Cunningham spent eight years creating his Facades project, which retrospectively marries architecture and fashion. His essay paired models in period dress at historical locations, the fashion reflecting the time of construction

Published in GALLERY

Hong Kong-based Rural Urban Framework is working to tackle the unique problems that have emerged in China as a result of its rapid growth and authoritarian social policies – and creating models for the country’s future in the process

Published in Features

Brasil Arquitetura has continued São Paulo’s proud tradition of brutalist public architecture, creating a massive concrete culture and music complex in a tight inner-city space

Published in Features

Amid the showiness of contemporary high-profile architecture, this Ghent-based practice stands out for its thoughtful, sensitive and reticent approach to existing buildings and its original designs

Published in Features

The sweeping form of Snøhetta’s cancer care centre in Aberdeen is designed to calm, but the building lacks the warmth of some of its peers.

Published in News
Monday, 02 December 2013 16:57

6a: Architect detectives

Whether they are fitting out a Savile Row shop or adapting a grade I-listed house, London duo 6a Architects take a radical approach to history and conservation, cherry-picking elements of the past to weave into new narratives

Published in Features
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 14:49

Welcome to ZHA World

Hadid, who recently opened a huge shopping complex in Beijing and launched a sculptural shoe, has had a prolific year. Brand Zaha is now a formidable, swooshing global force.

Published in Features
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 12:13

Richard Rogers RA – Inside out

The contradictions that run through the Royal Academy’s retrospective sum up the architect perfectly, says Charles Holland.

Published in Review
Monday, 07 October 2013 09:00

Dalian Conference Centre

Coop Himmelb(l)au tests the limits of large-scale parametric design by landing a spaceship-like civic centre in northern China. 

Published in News
Thursday, 03 October 2013 10:00

The Italian Avant-Garde

This collection of essays and interviews sheds much-needed light on an era of radical sociopolitical change, says Steve Parnell.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 10:00

Profile: DUS Architects

Dutch practice DUS proposes an alternative architecture through social networks, temporary interventions and open sourcing. Now it is printing its first building, a canal house in Amsterdam, which it hopes will be replicated and reworked along the city's northern waterways

Published in Features
Thursday, 20 December 2012 12:37

The Icon Awards evening

On 6 December we launched the first ever Icon Awards at an Awards evening for all our nominees, where the winners were announced and presented with their trophies. It was a great evening and our guests enjoyed Ketel One cocktails, Asahi beer and canapés from Ginger Jar Food.

Published in News
Friday, 09 November 2012 15:35

Icon 114: Weather

The December issue is all about “Weather”. From the efforts of Brad Pitt’s Make it Right Foundation to rebuild a hurricane-flattened neighbourhood in New Orleans, to “Snow World” in Hyderabad, we look at how architecture creates environments that are insulated against the weather and ask how successful these can ever be.

Published in NEWS
Friday, 25 May 2012 14:14

The Future of Architecture Since 1889

Jean-Louis Cohen’s history of avant-garde architecture in the 20th century explores how ideas are conceived through buildings, providing fascinating insights into more familiar narratives, says Tim Abrahams.

Published in Review
Friday, 11 May 2012 12:12

British Design, 1948-2012

With the 1948 “Austerity Olympics” as its starting point, the V&A surveys 60 years of British design, architecture and fashion. From punk posters to Laura Ashley florals, the exhibition questions contrived notions of national identity to reveal a country caught between modernity and nostalgia. Here’s our review.

Published in Review
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 09:14

The Art-Architecture Complex

Hal Foster turns a spotlight on famous buildings, but pays no heed to their contexts, says Kieran Long.

Published in Review
Friday, 27 January 2012 14:13

Adjaye Africa Architecture

David Adjaye’s seven-volume taxonomy of African cities covers settlements in forests, mountains, grasslands and deserts. But is this huge collection of the architect’s photographs guilty of overlooking the problems of mass urbanisation on this understudied continent?

Published in Review
Thursday, 04 August 2011 10:37

Architecture as Horrorshow

By dressing themselves in outscale vernacular references, big box supermarkets in the suburban hinterland inhabit the same psychotic territory as serial killer Ed Gein.

Published in Features
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