Now on Netflix, The World's Most Extraordinary Homes takes house-envy to its logical conclusion with dramatic drone shots of the world’s most unique, architect-designed homes

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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

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Friday, 23 January 2015 09:15

23 January: This week’s most read

Gehry, Nouvel, Viñoly's, MVRDV and Sérgio Bernardes held your attention this week

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Friday, 16 January 2015 13:48

16 January: This week’s most read

MVRDV's grand gesture in Rotterdam, architects' role in the war and Owen Hatherley's angle on the Walkie-Talkie caused a buzz among Icon readers this week

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Thursday, 15 January 2015 14:33

Rafael Viñoly's grotesque imposition

The Walkie-Talkie tower's jarring distortion of the City skyline adds to general unease about Britain's financial heart, says Owen Hatherley

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Monday, 19 May 2014 11:20

Pipe dreams: Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station, derelict for more than 30 years, has been called a graveyard of architectural visions. Christopher Turner visits the practices responsible for some of these fantastical, unrealised schemes – by John Outram, Nicholas Grimshaw, Ron Arad and Terry Farrell – and talks to Wilkinson Eyre about its latest ideas

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Monday, 27 February 2012 14:59

Firstsite by Rafael Viñoly

Rafael Viñoly’s banana-shaped arts centre in Colchester shelters a number of creative organisations – with very mixed results.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 10:01

Medical Institute by Rafael Viñoly

The architect’s stem cell research laboratory in San Francisco provides communal spaces for creative thinking, as well as dramatic views.

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