Frank Gehry’s New York theatre complex is a return to the raw plywood, concrete and glass architecture of his early career. He spoke to Icon about his design process, why he wants to be known for creating buildings of warmth and humanity, and why so much architecture achieves precisely the opposite.

Published in Features

In his latest book the radical geographer David Harvey examines the idea of the “right to the city” and looks at ways in which urban populations around the world can reclaim the spaces that couldn’t work without them, but which they rarely control

Published in Features
Monday, 28 May 2012 16:31

Frank Gehry’s New York theatre

The Pershing Square Signature Center is an off-Broadway venue that ditches the flash alloys and returns to Gehry’s rough and ready roots.

Published in News
Thursday, 01 March 2012 11:59

Six of the Best: Alice Twemlow

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
Thursday, 01 March 2012 11:27

Six of the Best: Aric Chen

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
Thursday, 01 March 2012 10:21

9/11 Memorial

On the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, New York’s memorial to the 2,982 victims opens at Ground Zero.

Published in News
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 15:34

New York Grid

In 1811, the Commissioners’ Plan for New York presented a revolutionary document, a map depicting 12 avenues and
155 cross streets, better known as the Manhattan street grid, which made possible the city we know today.

Published in Icon of the Month
Thursday, 02 February 2012 00:00

Profile: Iwan Baan

Iwan Baan is a global nomad, restlessly travelling the world documenting new projects by the world’s most distinguished architects. Last year, he clocked up 190,000 air miles shooting projects by Herzog & de Meuron, OMA and Steven Holl, among others. Here are the stories behind Baan’s best shots of 2011.

Published in GALLERY
Monday, 30 January 2012 10:39

Milstein Hall by OMA

OMA’s architectural faculty building at Cornell is a playful take on modernism, with a clever hybrid structure that doubles as a teaching aid.

Published in News
Thursday, 29 September 2011 16:34

High Line, Section 2

The ten-block extension to James Corner’s New York rooftop garden takes in breathtaking views and an ever-changing variety of tropical greenery.

Published in News
Friday, 19 August 2011 13:39

Imagination Playground by David Rockwell

David Rockwell’s Imagination Playground in lower Manhattan aims to get kids designing and building for themselves. So how do you go about creating creativity without telling kids what to do? 

Published in Features
Thursday, 18 August 2011 09:39

MOMA design galleries

The rehang of the New York museum’s design and architecture galleries presents a subversive and revisionist view of history.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 16:17

HL23 by Neil Denari

An apartment building by Los Angeles architect Neil Denari grows from a small plot to lean out over the extended High Line park.

Published in News
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 12:42

New York skyscraper by Gehry

Frank Gehry’s first skyscraper, the tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere, is being marketed as “New York by Gehry” and rubs shoulders with City Hall and the Woolworth Building. But how much does it connect with the city around it?

Published in Features
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 15:21

The Pioneers

Exit Art’s history of independent art spaces in New York reignites a lost sense of activism.

Published in Review
Thursday, 04 August 2011 10:34

The City's End/The Fires

Burning, flooding, freezing and nuking ... Why does everyone have it in for New York?

Published in Review
Thursday, 04 August 2011 10:15

Manhattan Playground by David Rockwell

A playground designed by David Rockwell has opened in lower Manhattan.

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Balls bounce above a knotted web of bungee cords stretching over a forest of gently swaying columns in New York this summer.

Published in News
Friday, 10 December 2010 12:49

Counter Space

MoMA’s overview of modern kitchen design presents artwork, cooking utensils and a full-scale prefabricated kitchen from the 1920s. But has it put the right ingredients into the mix?

Published in Review
Thursday, 04 November 2010 11:14

Building Fashion by Boffo

A small area under the High Line in New York has been temporarily transformed into a space for collaboration between architects and fashion designers.

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