Thursday, 08 July 2010 08:47

The Milan Furniture Fair: Chairless

Chairless will be one of the talking points of Milan: it’s a chair with none of the attributes the word implies.

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The idea behind Edificio Cruz del Sur’s arrowhead shape was “to liberate the ground”, say its designers, Izquierdo Lehmann Arquitectos.

Published in News
Tuesday, 18 May 2010 11:03

Talking Point: Mokena Makeka

One of South Africa’s most prominent young architects tells us about taking on the built and social legacy of apartheid. From icon’s Africa issue, out now.

Published in Features
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
Wednesday, 31 March 2010 13:49

Vitra Haus by Herzog & de Meuron

The first time I saw the VitraHaus it was made of gingerbread

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Wednesday, 31 March 2010 12:08


Seven new architecture books come under the microscope, covering topics from Cedric Price and planning to struts and situationists.

Published in Review
Monday, 29 March 2010 11:44


Istanbul may be 3,000 years old but it's newer than Los Angeles.

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Win the chance to design the show apartment of Glenn Howells Architects’ new London development, Printworks.

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Friday, 19 February 2010 13:58

Shenzhen and Hong Kong Biennale

Architects get playful and run amok in China’s precocious, heartless supercity – but how much can they do to overcome its alienating scale?

Published in Review
Monday, 21 December 2009 20:24

The Icon Lexicon

The defining definitions of the decade, compiled and composed by Edwin Heathcote, Sam Jacob, Ian Martin, Justin McGuirk and William Wiles.

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Monday, 21 December 2009 13:50

Zaha Hadid's Maxxi

Is speed an essential quality of the 21st-century museum? If the architect’s job is to oil the wheels of the culture industry, then perhaps it is. With Tate Modern getting 4 million visitors a year, you need to drive the culture-hungry through the pens quickly. But the museum is not traditionally a place of swift passage, it’s one of thoughtful wandering and edifying pauses

Published in Features
Thursday, 17 December 2009 20:10

Enzo Mari

Design's angry lion sets the world to rights.

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Thursday, 17 December 2009 19:50

Conversation: Ronan Bouroullec

Conversation between designer Ronan Bouroullec and icon editor Justin McGuirk.

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Wednesday, 16 December 2009 16:33

Reyner Banham

There’s no one like Reyner Banham today. Imagine a serious architecture critic writing a detailed analysis of crisps – their form, their packaging and the reasons why people assumed they weren’t fattening.

Published in Icon of the Month
Wednesday, 16 December 2009 15:41

Lapse In Time

At Experimenta, one show promised a radical agenda. It got halfway, says Justin McGuirk.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 16 December 2009 14:31

Profile: Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

The brothers on freedom, foxes and Dostoevsky.

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Destruction was preservation at the new home of the Museum of Design and Fashion, or MUDE, in Lisbon.

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Monday, 14 December 2009 18:21

Jasper Morrison

"People don't trust design - they think it's shit"

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Monday, 14 December 2009 11:00

Gio Ponti

Gio Ponti deserves to be remembered for many reasons but above all as a peculiarly Italian phenomenon.

Published in Icon of the Month
Tuesday, 18 August 2009 18:30

The High Line

It's difficult to think of the High Line without thinking of Joel Sternfeld's photographs of it in different seasons at the turn of this century.

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