As the Covid-19 pandemic turns seething metropoles into virtual ghost-towns, what might the post-lockdown city look like?
The wasteland buildings of 1970s New York, finds Ivan Lopez Munuera, were re-activated by the human body. They became nightclubs and bathhouses for the emerging gay scene – and amid the sweat and steam was born an aesthetic that would change urban living everywhere.
The One World Trade Center might be the most expensive skyscraper in history, but the mighty concrete tower is also one of the safest and most sustainable
Although guilty of priortising text over exhibit, AMO's ambitious Guggenheim exhibition Countryside, the Future carries some important warnings, finds Tim Abrahams.
Art Deco had its heyday in the 1920s and 1930s and was a modern interpretation of neoclassical style
Thomas Heatherwick’s love-hate relationship with the British press has taken a bitter turn of late. But, with a host of landmark projects about to be launched across the world, he is no mood to take a step back. For Icon 173, James McLachlan caught up with the multifaceted artist, architect and designer.
A retrospective covering the life of Irish designer, architect and artist Eileen Gray is set to open in New York. Icon spoke to the exhibition's curator, Cloé Pitiot, to find out more
Louis Kahn is widely recognised as one of the greatest architects of the twentieth century, known for his monolithic concrete buildings around the world
A new forum aimed at bringing conversations about architecture closer to the public will launch with a series of discussions on data, identity and spacial thinking
Critics were generally not impressed, but a few locals and tourists couldn't get enough of its views designed for selfies
Elizabeth Diller, founding partner of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, best known for work on New York’s High Line, speaks to Icon about activism and architecture
Christopher Scoates joins the MAD in New York as Director after a stint at Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum in Michigan.
The curator of this major exhibition at New York’s Cooper Hewitt tells us about the thinking behind the show and some of its highlights
Forty years ago, poverty, crime and de-industrialisation nearly killed off the West’s major cities. Today, an abundance of cash threatens to do a similar thing
Most medical schools are fit only for cadavers. Diller Scofidio + Renfro has injected a sense of life into the typology with a tower of morphing, cascading spaces in Manhattan