Wednesday, 08 October 2014 01:00

Leo Hollis: Our messy, social, human city

In the second of our podcasts, recorded at the top of the Shard, the author of Cities Are Good for You examines the social and physical forces that have shaped the London we live in today

Published in Comment
Monday, 29 September 2014 11:30

Mondrian London

Tom Dixon's nautical-themed conversion of Sea Containers House on the South Bank restores the building to its original intended use as a hotel

Published in News

Party on 18 September in Earls Court will feature music from The Libertines' Gary Powell and the House of Peroni

Published in News
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 16:44

The Metropolitan Green Belt

It may not all be publicly accessible, it may not even all be green, but the patchwork of protected land around London is a triumph of the social democratic spirit – the planning equivalent of the NHS

Published in Icon of the Month

Icon is working with The View From The Shard to launch a series of talks 800ft above London

Published in News
Monday, 01 September 2014 01:00

Urban Plunge – wild swimming in the city

An exhibition at the Roca London Gallery showcases a series of architectural proposals to reclaim natural water sources in London, New York and Copenhagen for recreational use. We spoke to curator Jane Withers about how we can better exploit our rivers and harbours

Published in Features
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 12:48

Open House London

Various, London
20-21 September 2014

Published in Diary
Monday, 11 August 2014 14:43

The London boroughs

A strong visual system can bring the capital’s 32 different administrative areas together, and help to celebrate what sets them apart, says (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea-based) design consultancy Two Times Elliott

Published in Rethink
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 10:57

Kew House by Piercy & Co

A south-west London family and their architect have given a modern twist to the local vernacular with a double-gabled steel and glass house

Published in News
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 12:22

100% Design

Earls Court, London
17-20 September 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
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 14:45

Anxiety Arts Festival

Various locations, London
Throughout June 2014

Published in Diary

Geffrye Museum, London
Until 25 August 2014

Published in Diary
Friday, 23 May 2014 15:20

Design Miami/Basel

Messeplatz, Basel
17-22 June 2014 

Published in Diary
Monday, 19 May 2014 11:35

What’s next for Morag Myerscough?

In the first of a series of talks hosted by the Design Museum, in association with Icon, the London-based designer discusses her approach to “playful placemaking” with Owen Pritchard

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

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Until 15 June 2014

Published in Diary
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 10:09

Clerkenwell Design Week

Clerkenwell Design Week
20–22 May 2014

Published in Diary
Monday, 14 April 2014 12:00

Oyster Card

The Londoner’s passport has been updated for the smartphone era, with a bold graphic treatment that conveys the city’s status as a centre for cutting-edge design.

Published in Rethink
Sunday, 02 March 2014 12:32

United Visual Artists: Momentum

Barbican Centre, London
Until 1 June 2014

Published in Diary
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