In the modern city, God is found in the most unlikely places, from warehouses to bingo halls. These new religious buildings add fascinating layers to the urban experience

Published in Features
Monday, 09 December 2019 12:36

What went wrong with Covent Garden?

The Covent Garden we know today is the direct result of successful community activism. So how did it become so horrible?

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The Covent Garden we know today is the direct result of successful community activism. So why is it so horrible, wonders Owen Hatherley
Published in Comment

This year's Gingerbread City launched at Somerset House with the usual competition – and a big reveal for 2020

Published in News

As the festive season gets into full swing, we pick out a selection of the best design-led installations around the capital

Published in News

Separate entrances for low-income residents have become a potent symbol of London’s social apartheid, writes Priya Khanchandani

Published in Crimes Against Design

Multiple reports have warned of the loss of creative subjects in school curriculums – meet the people working to keep design education alive

Multiple reports have warned of the loss of creative subjects in school curriculums and the potential impact on the UK's economy
Published in Features
Monday, 30 September 2019 16:22

Kengo Kuma's new take on bamboo

His creation for London Design Festival was an example of an innovative new building material

Published in News

The city’s booming population has sparked experiments in micro-homes, shared space and cohousing. But how close do we want to get?

Published in Features
Thursday, 05 September 2019 16:54

Tom Dixon's Mirror Ball Pendant light

John Jervis looks at the design that propelled Tom Dixon to world domination – and earned him the grudging admiration of his peers

Published in Icon of the Month
Tuesday, 03 September 2019 00:22

Icon 196: The London Issue

October's issue explores London from the tourist-trap centre to the edgelands where the city crumbles away

Published in Comment

Amin Taha tells Icon about his battle to save his Clerkenwell Close studio and home from demolition, as part of the Icon Minds series

Published in News

As Boris Johnson becomes prime minister, look back at this piece on his trail of failure and fiasco as London mayor

Published in Features

Conversions and refurbs that use heritage to their advantage

Published in Features

Councils don’t just need to ‘engage with’ communities, writes Josh Fenton. They need to give them a genuine role in decision-making

Published in Comment
Kubrick’s obsessive attention to detail is on full display in the Design Museum's exhibition – make sure you check the margins to get the whole impact
Published in Review

The new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum asks plenty of questions about waste and sustainability

Published in Diary

Greenwich Peninsula will get a new stretch of parks and walkways in July

Published in News

In an east London cafe, a food stylist and photographer are turning fruit into works of art.

Published in News

Festival director Tamsie Thomson previews more than 400 events coming up this June

Published in News

Alexandra Palace was once home to a badly designed theatre, which became a disused theatre, then a crumbling theatre. So how has FCB Studios brought about its triumphant revival by ‘doing nothing’?

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