This army of countrywide invaders, wrties Priya Khanchandani, needs a new uniform.

Published in Crimes Against Design
Tuesday, 17 March 2020 10:00

The quiet life must be heard

We need a new design discipline that shares and amplifies the innovative, radical thinking of the countryside, writes Hana Loftus of HAT Projects

Published in Comment

Architect Marc Mimram reimagines the train station as a link between landscape and urbanism

Published in News

The undeniable impact of the eerie French drama The Returned owes much to its unsettling locations, writes Charles Holland

Published in Comment
Thursday, 09 April 2015 15:05

Fulton Center

Grimshaw and Arup have built a major new transit hub in New York's financial district that is intended to be "Lower Manhattan's front door"

Published in News
Monday, 16 February 2015 00:00

The cloud

There's something comforting about the wispy metaphor for the network that underpins most aspects of our daily lives, says James Bridle. It's easy to forget the reality of its vast physical infrastructure

Published in Icon of the Month

Keller Easterling's provocative study of infrastructure, the operating system governing everyday life, impresses Jay Owens

Published in Review
Friday, 16 January 2015 14:17

Gogoro Smartscooter

An affordable electric scooter that will rely on a network of battery charging stations could revolutionise transport infrastructure in densely populated cities. David Phelan was at the product's launch last week in Las Vegas

Published in News
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 11:53

Icon meets Peter Murray

The London Society chair discusses the green belt, the housing crisis, smart cities, tall buildings and cycling

Published in Video

Danish Architecture Centre, Copenhagen
Until 4 January 2015

Published in Diary
Monday, 29 September 2014 14:34

The Bridge: Spanning Art and Science

The Architecture Centre, Bristol
1 October – 16 November 2014

Published in Diary
Monday, 14 July 2014 12:49


Museum of London Docklands
27 June - 2 November 2014

Published in Diary
Thursday, 26 June 2014 16:27

London’s sewers

Joseph Bazalgette’s subterranean network did more than prevent epidemics and reduce the city stink – it fundamentally altered the relationship between the individual and the modern metropolis, says Barbara Penner

Published in Icon of the Month
Thursday, 15 May 2014 16:08

Virgin Trains

Passengers sensitive to the mindless abuse of Madchester-era colour schemes may wish to seek alternative means of transport

Published in Crimes Against Design
Thursday, 15 May 2014 11:15

Design Shanghai 2014

The inaugural event brought together a diverse range of products and brands and heralded the arrival of China on the international design stage

Published in News
Thursday, 01 August 2013 01:00

Future 50: Keller Easterling

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

John McAslan has completed a dramatic new ticket hall at King’s Cross that is a giant leap towards restoring the station to its former glory

Published in News
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 14:40

Shanghai Flyovers

In just ten years, Shanghai has built an astonishing cat’s cradle of downtown elevated highways and overpasses. At night, they shine with blue neon. It’s a sublime spectacle – the architecture of the future.

Published in Features
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 17:05

The Westway

The Westway, which opened in July 1970, is a botched modernist operation, as if part of Los Angeles’ freeway system has been grafted on to bypass west London’s coagulated arteries 
– only for London’s weakly pumping heart to reject it.

Published in Icon of the Month
Friday, 09 July 2010 10:44

The African City

Mega-cities like Lagos get all the attention, but Africa’s helter-skelter urbanisation is having more effect elsewhere.

Published in Features