Tuesday, 03 June 2014 13:59

Rem Koolhaas: Junkspace

In 2001, Rem Koolhaas put a name to the soulless, mallified space that was spreading virus-like across the planet. His rambling, witty essay still serves as a powerful lament for modern architecture.

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Wednesday, 04 December 2013 16:40

Seattle Public Library

Rem Koolhaas’s riot of stacked glass boxes may not be entirely respectful towards its neighbours, but, says Edwin Heathcote, it is one of the most daringly democratic buildings of the early 21st century. 

Published in Icon of the Month

The young Finnish designer’s curiosity about materials, and confidence in using them, has already resulted in a diverse portfolio of work.

Published in Features
Monday, 02 December 2013 16:57

6a: Architect detectives

Whether they are fitting out a Savile Row shop or adapting a grade I-listed house, London duo 6a Architects take a radical approach to history and conservation, cherry-picking elements of the past to weave into new narratives

Published in Features
Friday, 15 November 2013 11:37

Interview: Makers with Agendas

Makers with Agendas is a new company formed by three designers who want to educate consumers through its designs, photography and research. Julien De Smedt, one of the co-founders, tells us more about his goals.

Published in Features
Saturday, 09 November 2013 09:00

The Interlace: Singapore’s luxury housing

Ole Scheeren and OMA have teamed up to design a luxury residential block in Singapore that borrows aesthetically from post-war housing’’’

Published in News
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 13:00

Highlights from 100% Design

During London Design Festival, 100% design welcomed more than 27,000 visitors over four days at Earls Court in London, and this year expanded into both exhibition halls. Here are three of Icon’s highlights from the show.

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For Matali Crasset, all design is social. Running through her work – from furniture to hotels to a beach library near Marseille – is a determination to introduce people to new things and to transform their experience of the everyday. 

Published in Features
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 15:15

Rem Koolhaas: Junkspace

In 2001, Rem Koolhaas put a name to the soulless, mallified space that was spreading virus-like across the planet. His rambling, witty essay still serves as a powerful lament for modern architecture.

Published in Icon of the Month
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 15:00

Britten-Pears Archive by Stanton Williams

It's like a little family of buildings, and in a way we've added one more to thatStanton Williams marks Benjamin Britten’s centenary with a sensitive and stately addition to the composer’s Suffolk farmhouse.

Published in News
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 14:49

Welcome to ZHA World

Hadid, who recently opened a huge shopping complex in Beijing and launched a sculptural shoe, has had a prolific year. Brand Zaha is now a formidable, swooshing global force.

Published in Features
Friday, 25 October 2013 16:42

Olafur Eliasson for Kvadrat

Olafur Eliasson and landscape architect Günther Vogt have created an artwork at the headquarters of Kvadrat that recalls earlier times and a much colder climate.

Published in News
Thursday, 03 October 2013 10:00

The Italian Avant-Garde

This collection of essays and interviews sheds much-needed light on an era of radical sociopolitical change, says Steve Parnell.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:46

House K by Sou Fujimoto

Sou Fujimoto places a typically ingenious family house with a dramatic sloping roof on a tricky suburban site. 

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Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:24

Barbie’s Dreamhouse

Is a life-sized version of Barbie’s house harmless wish-fulfilment or the stuff of nightmares? Agata Pyzik thinks pink …

Published in Review
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 10:53

Computer mouse

Created 50 years ago at Stanford, this point-and-click device named after the common rodent was a visionary invention, developed long before the internet even existed

Published in Icon of the Month
Monday, 23 September 2013 12:51

Mitate Collection: Studio Wieki Somers Lamps

Studio Wieki Somers has created a family of lamps inspired by visits to Japanese Samurai houses

Published in News

Over the past 50 years, São Paulo’s architects have developed a distinctive concrete modernism that is at once monumental and intimate – solid as a fortress, but inviting everybody in. Among the city’s endless skyscrapers, it has resulted in some of the liveliest public spaces on Earth.

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Thursday, 05 September 2013 14:25

Sou Fujimoto: Serpentine Pavilion 2013

Sou Fujimoto’s structure in Kensington Gardens leaves us yearning for more permanent realisations of his utopian architectural vision

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Thursday, 05 September 2013 14:20

David Maljkovic

The Croatian artist’s work flirts with post-socialist melancholia, but moves beyond the usual clichés, says Douglas Murphy.

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