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The blue tarpaulin

Blue is the colour of post-disaster landscapes, of the plastic sheets that offer protection and improvised shelter. But from Rwanda to New Orleans, the tarp

Icon of the Month

Marwan Tahtah: Bekaa Valley refugee camp, Lebanon

The Syrian refugee camps of the Bekaa Valley in east Lebanon are underfunded and overlooked – to cover their modest shelters, residents appropriate banners advertising

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2 April: The week’s most read

SelgasCano’s Serpentine pavilion, Bernard Tschumi’s Paris zoo and Barber Osgerby at the Bodleian were among the popular topics of the past seven days 1. Bernard Tschumi

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Occupy architecture

Protest camps are constructed rapidly, using everyday materials as objects of disobedient design. But the hasty architectural decisions made by protesters can come to symbolise

Features

Za’atari refugee camp: The architecture of exile

Za’atari refugee camp is the fifth largest settlement in Jordan. Its Syrian residents have built informal businesses, infrastructure and a new sense of identity. In

Features

Stand up for abused workers in the Gulf, NGO tells architects

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

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Icon 141: Camps

Our March issue, available from 1 February, asks what architects could do to alleviate the suffering of refugees in Syria and migrant workers in the Gulf states,

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Editor's choice

3XN designs healing-focused extension to Denmark’s largest hospital

Modern ikebana: showcasing a new wave of floral designers

Yair Neuman and Cubitts launch range of lights created from waste eyeglass lenses

Uchida Shanghai transforms old linen factory into new public gallery

Corrugated metal cladding transforms Spanish country house

Improve your team’s bench strength

RUR Architecture completes Taipei Music Center Performance Hall

Experimental ‘Play-Lab’ for teenagers prototyped by Matter Design

Unused textile factory in Mexico City redesigned as new housing block

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3XN designs healing-focused extension to Denmark’s largest hospital

Modern ikebana: showcasing a new wave of floral designers

Yair Neuman and Cubitts launch range of lights created from waste eyeglass lenses

Uchida Shanghai transforms old linen factory into new public gallery

Corrugated metal cladding transforms Spanish country house

Improve your team’s bench strength

RUR Architecture completes Taipei Music Center Performance Hall

Experimental ‘Play-Lab’ for teenagers prototyped by Matter Design

Unused textile factory in Mexico City redesigned as new housing block

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