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, 14 November 2014 13:23

14 November: This week's most-read stories

Rem Koolhaas, poppies and the 9/11 Memorial Museum were among the most popular subjects this week

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Tadao Ando's new galleries for the Clark Art Institute are a masterclass in the art of negotiation, resolving the site's clash of architectural styles while quietly folding into the New England landscape, says Edwin Heathcote

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Friday, 06 September 2013 15:36

Icon 124: Shopping

September is the biggest month in London’s design calendar and this month we bring you the biggest ever edition of Icon – on Shopping. 6A Architects has designed a flagship store for Paul Smith and Zaha Hadid is moving into retail. We explore Amazon’s gargantuan distribution sheds, talk to Industrial Facility and ask how the British High Street can survive. And the Icon Design Trail brings you the best of LDF. 


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Wednesday, 17 August 2011 15:49

Pringiers House by Tadao Ando

Tadao Ando designed this exposed concrete house on a Sri Lankan cliff-top without visiting the dramatic site.

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Tuesday, 09 August 2011 14:59


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

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Friday, 05 August 2011 10:51

Profile: Issey Miyake

“I have never called myself a fashion designer,” says Issey Miyake. It sounds like a contradiction from someone who has been designing clothes for 40 years and who built Japan’s most famous fashion brand in the process. So what is he?

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Monday, 26 March 2007 10:50

Tadao Ando | icon 039 | September 2006

"Would you like tea or coffee?" "Sparkling water," answers Tadao Ando through a translator.

Suddenly America is building some of the world’s most exciting architecture. So what’s happening in the land of the mall?

Thursday, 22 March 2007 09:57

The Snow Show | icon 011 | April 2004

Marble dust crunches underfoot, frost is forming on your eyelashes and you can’t feel your thumbs. Ahead a structure looms like the wreck of an ice-breaker – magnificent and useless. But not abandoned. A crowd is circling and there are even people clambering up the sides. After all, this is not sculpture, this is architecture. This is Zaha Hadid’s latest… thing.

Published in ICON 011 | April 2004