Thursday, 26 February 2015 00:00

Jan Kaplický Drawings

Opening on Saturday, an exhibition of drawings at the AA presents the beguiling, space-age visions of the Stirling prize-winning Czech architect

Published in GALLERY

The architect’s esoteric collection of objects plays past against present, with ancient Greek pots alongside Sex Pistols magazines. It is a theme she explores in many of her buildings, from Selfridges Birmingham (Icon’s first cover) to the new V&A courtyard

Published in Features
Thursday, 04 August 2011 10:27

Space Architecture

Among the space station builders.

Published in Review
Thursday, 09 October 2008 22:07

C-Space pavilion

“We did it in our lunch break,” confesses Alvin Huang, who designed the winning entry for the C-Space pavilion on Bedford Square while working full time at Future Systems with his colleague Alan Dempsey.

Published in ICON 059 | May 2008
Thursday, 22 March 2007 09:57

The Snow Show | icon 011 | April 2004

Marble dust crunches underfoot, frost is forming on your eyelashes and you can’t feel your thumbs. Ahead a structure looms like the wreck of an ice-breaker – magnificent and useless. But not abandoned. A crowd is circling and there are even people clambering up the sides. After all, this is not sculpture, this is architecture. This is Zaha Hadid’s latest… thing.

Published in ICON 011 | April 2004

Do malls really excite us any more? The rhetoric of Bullring's brand identity is so laid back that it suggests that it is simply a god-given truth that the new £500 million retail development, opening this month, will be the most thrilling thing ever to have happened to Britain's second city.

Slowly, the scaffolding cocoon that dominates Birmingham's Bull Ring is being removed to reveal a building unlike anything that has been seen before. This is the new £60 million Selfridges department store - a project that will finally establish its designers Future Systems as a practice that builds extraordinary buildings, rather than one that merely dreams about them.

Published in ICON 001 | April 2003

Slowly, the scaffolding cocoon that dominates Birmingham's Bull Ring is being removed to reveal a building unlike anything that has been seen before. This is the new £60 million Selfridges department store - a project that will finally establish its designers Future Systems as a practice that builds extraordinary buildings, rather than one that merely dreams about them.

Published in Features