Monday, 24 November 2014 02:00

Miami Design District

Design Miami co-founder Craig Robins has transformed a one-time derelict edge-land into a chic shopping district, but the area's connection to its surroundings remain weak, says Edwin Heathcote

Published in News
Thursday, 01 August 2013 01:00

Future 50: Michael Pawlyn

Icon asked a dozen experts and practitioners to nominate the people they think are, in some way, shaping the future. The resulting list of global talent is a snapshot that shows how young designers and architects are pushing the boundaries of their disciplines and trying to change the world

Published in Features
Friday, 19 July 2013 17:07

Theatrum Mundi, Copenhagen

Theatrum Mundi’s creative attempts to reimagine the city are unlikely to solve the conundrum of Copenhagen, says Hana Loftus.

Published in Review
Thursday, 01 March 2012 00:00

The architecture of failure

The 19th-century fascination with ruins was more than romantic affectation. It reflected a growing awareness of the fraught relationship between nature and technology – an anxiety that would soon find expression in the glass and iron palaces of the industrial age

Published in Features
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 14:14

Charlotte Perriand

Photographs of found objects were the stimulus for many of the furniture designer’s classic works.

Published in Review
Friday, 19 August 2011 12:19

Toys of the Avant-Garde

It is no coincidence that Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright and Buckminster Fuller were all taught in kindergartens, the school system that introduced building blocks into educational play.

Published in Features

Plasma Studio and Groundlab have reinterpreted Buckminster Fuller’s language of ecological high technology to create a landscape of sharply angled planthouses and pathways.

Published in News
Monday, 14 December 2009 17:03

Tatlin's Tower

The Monument to the Third International – better known as Tatlin’s Tower, after its creator, Vladimir Tatlin – is one of the most influential structures never built.

Published in Icon of the Month
Friday, 14 August 2009 04:00

Radical Nature

What do artists and architects have to say about our abusive relationship with the natural world? And since that topic is so timely, why does the most radical work come from the 1970s and 80s?

Published in Review