Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas’s aluminium-clad store for 180km of state papers is inevitably imposing, but manages to retain a human scale.

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Monday, 10 June 2013 18:15

Maggie’s Centre, Hong Kong

Frank Gehry's second Maggie’s Centre is an intimate building inspired by Chinese design, overlooking gardens created by Lily Jencks

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Monday, 10 June 2013 18:01

Babeldom

Paul Bush’s film about a city that rises endlessly into the future is visually ingenious, but too beautiful to be dystopian, says Fatema Ahmed.

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Tuesday, 04 June 2013 15:58

Interview: Sou Fujimoto

The architect of the 2013 Serpentine Pavilion talks to Icon about the qualities of clouds, the integration of landscapes and buildings and his quest for serendipity.

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Tuesday, 04 June 2013 15:33

Desert Utopia: Donald Judd's Marfa

In the mid 1970s, the artist Donald Judd moved from New York to Marfa and remodelled the remote Texas town according to his minimalist aesthetic. We visit the art oasis that has influenced and inspired a new generation of architects and designers.

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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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Italian collective Breaking the Mould’s collaboration with Salviati, and the resulting exhibition at London’s Aram Gallery, is a bid to revive the fortunes of glass.

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Thursday, 16 May 2013 11:00

Metahaven – Islands in the clouds

Sukhdev Sandhu visits the first museum exhibition by Metahaven, the studio that branded Wikileaks.

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Link and Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s Northern Lights Cathedral in Norway is a space within which nature becomes a communal experience.

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013 10:46

The pound coin

This 9.5g disc of brass and nickel has proved reassuringly durable, surviving counterfeiting, inflation and the wrath of the Daily Mail to reach its 30th anniversary this year.

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Architect Cottrell & Vermeulen has designed two areas for children in a bleak London hospital, bringing colour and joy to the children’s wards.

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Monday, 13 May 2013 10:33

Atelier Van Lieshout

The sculptures and furniture dreamed up in Joep van Lieshout’s Rotterdam studio are the imagined products of dark, violent and anarchic worlds: a vast slave city, a World War Three landscape or, in his latest works, a pre-industrial tribal community.

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Monday, 13 May 2013 10:23

Edgeland House by Bercy Chen Studio

Bercy Chen Studio has designed a home on a brownfield site in Texas that draws in Native American architecture and ecological concerns.

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Wednesday, 01 May 2013 01:00

America's assembly line

Will Wiles is fascinated by an engaging and rigorous history of the production line and how it speeded up the world

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Wednesday, 01 May 2013 01:00

Luton Overlay

Two sets of photographs – one by an outsider, another by locals – highlights Luton's sense of loss and abandonment, says Owen Hatherley

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