Compared with most bland office towers, La Tour Marseillaise is breath of fresh Mediterranean air. Is this what it looks like when Jean Nouvel is having fun?
Published in Features

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

Published in Comment

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

Published in News
Friday, 16 January 2015 17:54

Jean Nouvel’s Philharmonie de Paris

€390m concert hall opens, two years late and three times over budget, amid bitterness and controversy as architect boycotts inauguration

Published in GALLERY
Thursday, 15 January 2015 15:55

Musings on a Glass Box

Fondation Cartier, Paris
Until 22 February 2015

Published in Diary
Monday, 20 October 2014 13:17

Archiwindow by Federico Babina

Le Corbusier, Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster are among the architects featured as silhouettes in the graphic designer's latest illustrations

Published in GALLERY

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.

Published in Features
Friday, 29 June 2012 14:59

Masters of Chaos

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.

Published in Review

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

Published in Features
Thursday, 01 March 2012 14:18

Six of the Best: Jonathan Meades

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.

Published in Features
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 11:34

Jean Prouvré

The work of the great French modernist was everywhere at Design Miami/Basel, while G-Star Raw and Vitra have reissued 17 classic pieces.

Published in News
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 12:14

Sofitel Vienna by Jean Nouvel

The slick black suites and lounges of the French architect’s Viennese hotel succeed where One New Change failed.

Published in News
Wednesday, 07 July 2010 07:19

Serpentine Pavilion by Jean Nouvel

This year’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, by French architect Jean Nouvel, was unveiled yesterday in London’s Hyde Park.

Published in News
Friday, 23 April 2010 09:00

Hearts of the city

The collected works of Herbert Muschamp, the last heavyweight architecture critic, is exhilarating.

Published in Review
Friday, 10 July 2009 13:25

Benedikt Taschen

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.

Thursday, 09 July 2009 14:27

Jean Nouvel

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.

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Published in Features
Wednesday, 07 January 2009 10:05

Les Bains des Docks by Jean Nouvel

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.
Published in NEWS
Thursday, 16 October 2008 11:30

Jean Nouvel; Sant Martí, Barcelona

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.

Published in ICON 060 | June 2008

The opening night gala at the Guthrie Theatre featured a Jean Nouvel impersonator.

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