David Chipperfield and Simon Kretz's 'thought experiments' on a delayed £800m London regeneration scheme shine a light on how the UK's beleagered planning system is failing our cities.

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In this issue: The Seattle Space Needle has proved more than just a symbol of Cold War one-upmanship; Japan's 400-year porcelain industry at a crossroads; Chipperfield takes on Bishopsgate Goodsyard, and more.

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David Chipperfield has released first images of IMPACT Centre, Edinbrgh's first new dedicated performance venue in 100 years 

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Thursday, 27 October 2016 13:37

RIBA International Prize shortlist unveiled

The first ever RIBA International Prize celebrates the best of global architecture

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Thursday, 11 June 2015 00:00

Dialogues: Photographs by Hélène Binet

Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin
Until 21 September 2015

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Thursday, 09 April 2015 01:00

David Chipperfield for E15

The British architect is launching a range of solid wood furniture in Milan next week

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Here are the shortlisted projects for the category, sponsored by KI, that was last year won by Praça das Artes by Brasil Arquitetura

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Tuesday, 03 June 2014 14:06

Venice Takeaway: 2012

This year's British pavilion will display the results of a global effort to find architectural solutions to modern problems, explains Vicky Richardson, Director of Architecture, Fashion and Design at the British Council

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Tuesday, 03 June 2014 13:55

Chipperfield on the Venice Biennale 2012

With the Venice Architecture Biennale fast approaching, director David Chipperfield talks to Icon about his plans for the festival, which has the theme Common Ground.

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Monday, 19 May 2014 12:34

Source Material in Milan

An exhibition of the objects that get famous designers’ creative juices flowing featured everything from ear muffs to pencil sharpeners

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Friday, 16 May 2014 10:46

David Chipperfield's Museo Jumex

David Chipperfield's first project in Latin America is a crisply detailed, modernist gallery for the region's largest private collection. Behind its travertine walls and sharp-toothed roof, it is also one of the most defiantly public buildings in Mexico City

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Thursday, 09 January 2014 10:16

Icon 128: Mexico

This month we talk to Fernando Romero, architect of the Soumaya Museum, about working for OMA and also for Carlos Slim, the richest man in the world – and Romero’s father-in-law. Edwin Heathcote visits David Chipperfield’s Jumex Museum in Mexico City, and Frida Escobedo, our cover star, explains how she’s mixing modernism with more ornamental traditions. Plus 24 pages of the latest German designs.

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Monday, 09 December 2013 15:31

Icon 127: The Icon Awards 2013

This month we’re celebrating the second Icon Awards, our prize for the best international architecture, design, technology and culture of the past year. In this special issue we present interviews with each of the winners, and with Margaret Calvert, our Icon of the Year. 

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Thursday, 05 September 2013 14:17

St Louis Art Museum by David Chipperfield

David Chipperfield’s extension to an art museum designed by Cass Gilbert in 1904 is a characteristically subtle addition to the original.

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Thursday, 04 July 2013 17:00

122: Future 50

For this issue we asked a dozen experts to nominate those architects and designers that they thought were shaping the future. We didn’t want our list of 50 names to watch to be hierarchical, with definitive pretensions, but rather a snapshot of the ways in which a new generation is pushing the boundaries of its practice. We spoke to the nominees about what they thought were the challenges and opportunities facing their profession, and the things that inspired them.

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A high-gabled glass and timber market hall renews the Belgian city’s centre by bringing back a sense of its bustling medieval past

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Friday, 01 February 2013 13:10

Icon 117: Skyscrapers

In this issue Icon talks to Adrian Smith, chief architect of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Smith has been designing skyscrapers for 44 years and is working on an even taller tower in Saudi Arabia. Winy Maas of MVRDV tells us about his pixel towers project, and we take in the view from Renzo Piano’s Shard in London. Plus: the latest Scandinavian designs in this month’s design report.

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Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:54

Venice Takeaway

This year's British pavilion will display the results of a global effort to find architectural solutions to modern problems, explains Vicky Richardson, Director of Architecture, Fashion and Design at the British Council

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Wednesday, 29 August 2012 11:30

Chipperfield on the Venice Biennale

With the Venice Architecture Biennale fast approaching, director David Chipperfield talks to Icon about his plans for the festival, which has the theme Common Ground.

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Thursday, 01 March 2012 12:48

Six of the Best: Vicky Richardson

What were the cultural highlights of 2011? Icon asks nine international critics, curators and experts to select their half-dozen stand-out moments in architecture, design and art.

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