Wednesday, 03 June 2015 00:00

Icon 145: Leisure

Our new issue (out on 4 June) celebrates the arrival of summer, with FAT and Grayson Perry’s House for Essex, Ooze Architects’ King’s Cross swimming pond, the surprising modernist history of Center Parcs and Bruno Drummond’s Cedric Price-inspired photo essay

Published in Comment

Jacques Herzog says architectural exhibitions are “an impossibility”, but doesn’t see that as a reason not to try. He discusses this year’s Swiss Pavilion – which displays the work of his former teacher Lucius Burckhardt and Cedric Price – and the prospect of one day curating his own Biennale

Published in Features
Monday, 19 May 2014 11:20

Pipe dreams: Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station, derelict for more than 30 years, has been called a graveyard of architectural visions. Christopher Turner visits the practices responsible for some of these fantastical, unrealised schemes – by John Outram, Nicholas Grimshaw, Ron Arad and Terry Farrell – and talks to Wilkinson Eyre about its latest ideas

Published in Features
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
Friday, 19 August 2011 14:11

Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo

What did the design of the spacesuit have to do with 1970s urban planning?

Published in Review
Thursday, 18 August 2011 15:54

The legacy of megastructures

Today, the space frame lurks quietly behind the skins of buildings by Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid, as well as regional shopping centres, but in the 1960s it was central to architects’ visions of utopian megastructures and a future of unlimited expansion.

Published in Features
Thursday, 11 August 2011 16:08

Cedric Price

Eight years after his death, the architect who built very little – and occasionally argued for the demolition of what he did complete – is still making people think sideways about the spaces we inhabit.

Published in Icon of the Month
Thursday, 11 August 2011 15:45

David Kohn

I am drawn to objects that feel like they could accompany you on a journey.

Published in Five Most Wanted
Monday, 08 November 2010 09:31

Venice Biennale 2010

As the 2010 Biennale winds up over in Venice, Kieran Long asks where the old-fashioned troublemaking was in Kazuyo Sejima’s good-taste, tranquilising exhibition.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 31 March 2010 12:08

Round-Up

Seven new architecture books come under the microscope, covering topics from Cedric Price and planning to struts and situationists.

Published in Review
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