Popular between the 1970s and 90s, postmodern architecture featured houses with curving forms, bright colours and humorous ornamentation
Postmodern Architecture: Less is a Bore, by curator and Icon contributor Owen Hopkins, traces postmodernism from its inception to the present day.
Design movements have their core principles and significant levels of influence, but there are ideas in the history of design that have crossed over and changed the way we think about objects. Here we pick five that made an impact
The revival of postmodernism is more than next-generation nostalgia. It reflects a society, economy and entire political system in a profound state of flux
Denise Scott Brown has been awarded the second ever Soane Medal. Icon considers why the 86 year-old is still one of the most important voices in architecture today
Japan’s 1980s boom was marked by unhinged wealth and intense architectural creativity. Its legacy includes some of the most wildly original buildings the world has ever seen, writes Adam Nathaniel Furman
In our latest issue, we embrace the automation revolution, look at young designers tackling pollution, interview Terry Farrell on the pomo renaissance, profile restoration masters Flores & Prats and investigate OMA's very Dutch approach to urbanism
Combining the design techniques of the digital avant-garde with pomo’s sense of historic context, a new generation of British architects is stepping into the limelight, says Douglas Murphy
Curator Marie Bak Mortensen discusses the two proposals for the Mansion House site in the City of London, and what the designs revealed about the architectural climate of their times
The 1986 Big Bang led to an explosion of postmodernism in the City of London. Now these buildings are tumbling down, John Jervis asks: should we care?
In our latest issue – out now – John Jervis argues that postmodernism has left London with a pretty turgid legacy, while Hugh Pearman looks back at the greatest hits (and misses) of the inimitable Zaha Hadid
Compared with the deconstructivist work of some of his fellow AA alumni, Shepheard's pop-inflected compositions have left little impression on contemporary architectural culture – and it’s worth asking why, says Charles Holland
In the land of modernism, PoMo was always going to be on the margins – but that made it all the more unsettling, says Crystal Bennes of an exhibition in Helsinki that ends on Sunday
Works by Jouko Järvisalo, Markku Salo and the Memphis Milano are on display as part of the Design Museum Helsinki's exhibition of postmodernist design, which started on 30 January
An updated reissue of Charles Jencks and Nathan Silvers’ 1970s celebration of improvisation provides glimpses of the prescience and naivety of another age, says Douglas Murphy.