Skateboarding is more than a street skill – it is also a unique spatial experience of architecture. Now, after years of antagonism, Adam Todhunter finds cities and their planners are beginning to embrace these urban adventurers. With photos by Fred Mortagne

Published in Features

Nine women have come forward with allegations against Meier, who has taken a six month leave from Richard Meier & Partners Architects

Published in News
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 15:59

The Getty Center: Meier's masterpiece at 20

The institution’s travertine fortress is Richard Meier’s magnum opus – the perfect embodiment of a contemplative approach to culture now vanished

Published in Icon of the Month
Friday, 07 September 2012 11:22

Icon 112: Manufacturing

As London Design Festival approaches, Icon goes behind the scenes to visit the factories where glossy products are prototyped and manufactured. In this issue we travelled all over Europe to see the places and meet the people responsible for these complicated and fascinating processes.

Published in NEWS
Thursday, 18 August 2011 12:43

Twirl by Zaha Hadid

A sculptural installation of porcelain tiles and fluorescent lights transformed an 18th-century courtyard at the University  of Milan during the furniture fair.

Published in News
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 14:59


The collected soundbites of the Pritzker prize-winners are totally excruciating.

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