In our latest issue, we step inside the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Jean Nouvel's long-awaited 'universal museum'. Plus Tom Karen, New American Design and the Chicago Architecture Biennial
Designers of mega-projects in Abu Dhabi should use their influence to push for better conditions for migrant workers, Human Rights Watch says to Icon as it reveals continuing exploitation on luxury Saadiyat Island development
€390m concert hall opens, two years late and three times over budget, amid bitterness and controversy as architect boycotts inauguration
Le Corbusier, Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster are among the architects featured as silhouettes in the graphic designer's latest illustrations
Angel Borrego Cubero’s wonderfully gossipy film, The Competition, follows five of the world’s most famous architects in apparently hot pursuit of the chance to build the national museum of Andorra. It's a revealing glimpse of life at a big-name practice, from the late-night pizzas to the experience of being shouted at by a Pritzker Prize winner.
The Musée du Quai Branly has cast contemporary artists as modern-day shamans working with the forces of disorder. But by displaying artworks next to artefacts from every continent and period of history, the show raises complicated questions about art and ethnography.
Dance has always been a multidisciplinary form but the Belgian choreographer Frédéric Flamand has specialised in striking collaborations, working with leading architects including Zaha Hadid, Thom Mayne, Diller + Scofidio and Dominique Perrault to explore the limits of bodies and cities
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.
The work of the great French modernist was everywhere at Design Miami/Basel, while G-Star Raw and Vitra have reissued 17 classic pieces.
The slick black suites and lounges of the French architect’s Viennese hotel succeed where One New Change failed.
This year’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, by French architect Jean Nouvel, was unveiled yesterday in London’s Hyde Park.
Benedikt Taschen is going to sell the moon. Bits of it, anyway - later this year he'll be bringing out a book that includes fragments of lunar meteorite.
Jean Nouvel has designed a 12-pool swimming complex as part of a €31m masterplan to regenerate the docklands of Le Havre, on France's Normandy coast.
Jean Nouvel and Barcelona are getting on well. The French architect’s second major landmark for the city, a park in the Sant Martí district, has just opened.
When Jean Nouvel won the competition to extend the Reina Sofia museum of modern art in Madrid, he realised that this was not an institution that needed iconic architecture to make up for a weak collection.