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African School for Excellence

Local Studio’s warehouse-like Johannesburg township school is an object lesson in revitalising the places that urbanisation has left behind Conversations about the future of cities

News

Highlights: Design Indaba

Acting, music and dance were all in the mix at a design conference in Cape Town that refuses to categorise and define the limits of

Review

Young South African designers

A new generation of designers is bringing a sense of community spirit to inner city Johannesburg, writes Cathy O’Clery November 2015 saw the opening of

Features

Red Africa: “The purpose of these posters was propaganda and education”

A series of artworks that shed light on the Soviet Union’s relationship with Africa until the 1980s is on display at an exhibition in London.

GALLERY

Making Africa

By avoiding “African issues”, Vitra’s pair of exhibitions present a far more compelling portrait of a multi-faceted, multi-vocal continent, writes Debika Ray “The problem with

Review

Making Africa

An exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum explores how design has shaped economic and political change in Africa Architecture by Francis Kéré, David Adjaye and

GALLERY

Architecture of Independence – African Modernism

An exhibition of modernist architecture traces the triumphs and contradictions of post-colonial nation-building in central and sub-Saharan Africa An exhibition that began last week in

GALLERY

Gentrifying Congo

Artist Renzo Martens is attempting to recreate the economic effects of the commercial art market in cities such as London and New York on a

Features

Zeitz Museum by Thomas Heatherwick

The 1920s silo in Cape Town was once the tallest building in South Africa (images: Heatherwick Studio) Thomas Heatherwick has unveiled plans to convert a

Features

Interview: Luyanda Mpahlwa

Luyanda Mpahlwa was one of the first black South Africans to study architecture, before spending five years in jail on Robben Island. His work eschews

Features

Editor's choice

ICON 202: Winter 2020

Coffey Architects completes silver office building in King’s Cross

Oslo, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Budapest commit to clean construction

JKMM redesigns 1980s Finnish library as new community centre

Camille Walala reimagines London’s Oxford Street

Carlo Ratti designs the world’s first compostable marker

Architectural visualisations need to be more representative of our diverse societies

Brighton gets new linear park from Untitled Practice

Elevated corten steel walkway enlivens 14th-century Czech castle


Architects

RIBA goes digital-only with new wave of architect lectures

Architect David Chipperfield is known for his minimal designs

Tatiana Bilbao is one of Mexico’s most creative designers

The high-tech, inside-out design of Richard Rogers

Robert Venturi: a postmodernist pioneer

A look at the life of designer-inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller

Norman Foster is one of the early pioneers of high tech architecture

Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum is sensitive to tradition and culture

America’s architect: Frank Lloyd Wright


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ICON 202: Winter 2020

Coffey Architects completes silver office building in King’s Cross

Oslo, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Budapest commit to clean construction

JKMM redesigns 1980s Finnish library as new community centre

Camille Walala reimagines London’s Oxford Street

Carlo Ratti designs the world’s first compostable marker

Architectural visualisations need to be more representative of our diverse societies

Brighton gets new linear park from Untitled Practice

Elevated corten steel walkway enlivens 14th-century Czech castle


Videos

ICON Minds: the future of the home

ICON Minds: the future of work

Sustainable design: Pentatonic x Snarkitecture talk recycled materials

Salone del Mobile preview: Tomas Alonso and Studio Brynjar & Veronika for Swarovski

New Nordic design

UK Construction Week

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Nendo’s Oki Sato

Keiichi Matsuda: Augmented Hyper-Reality