Robert Venturi is one of the most original and notable architects from the late 20th century

Published in Architects

Popular between the 1970s and 90s, postmodern architecture featured houses with curving forms, bright colours and humorous ornamentation 

Published in Movements

Postmodern Architecture: Less is a Bore, by curator and Icon contributor Owen Hopkins, traces postmodernism from its inception to the present day. 

Published in News
Monday, 21 January 2019 10:47

Five big ideas that changed design

Design movements have their core principles and significant levels of influence, but there are ideas in the history of design that have crossed over and changed the way we think about objects. Here we pick five that made an impact

Published in News

They are barely buildings, but form the perfect epitaph for a man who transformed our architectural landscape, writes Edwin Heathcote

Published in Icon of the Month
Monday, 29 October 2018 06:55

Icon 186: Rebuilding Motor City

Inside the new issue: a decade on from financial collapse, Detroit is reborn as a Unesco Design City. Plus: the new and improved Centre Point, an homage to Robert Venturi, Álvaro Siza's new China Design Museum, and more
Published in Comment

The revival of postmodernism is more than next-generation nostalgia. It reflects a society, economy and entire political system in a profound state of flux

Published in Features
Friday, 07 July 2017 10:25

Long live the starchitect!

Peter Smisek on why this much-maligned group matters, and should continue to

Published in Comment
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 11:17


A rollercoaster ride through three decades of cynicism exposes the crassness of an era best left behind, says William Wiles.

Published in Review
Friday, 12 March 2010 16:28

What We Learned

Four decades after the publication of Learning From Las Vegas, Yale sets out to measure the book’s legacy.

Published in Review
Monday, 21 December 2009 16:04

Unpacking My Library

Architects’ Rem-infested bookshelves make Charles Holland long for Jilly Cooper.

Published in Review

This is our list of the people in architecture and design who we feel are shaping the future

Published in Features