Posts tagged 'China'

The Shenzhen Experiment: The Story of China’s Instant City

Once just a rural borderland, today Shenzhen is a city of twenty million and a technology hub Words by Peter Smisek Every great city –

Opinion

The landscape of humanity: how the countryside holds the keys to the future

The Planta Solar 20 power plant near Seville, Spain. PS20 produces electricity with large movable mirrors called heliostats. Alamy. As climate catastrophe looms, the interdependence

Features

OMA’s new prism-shaped building starts construction in Hangzhou

OMA’s Xinhu Hangzhou Prism. Photos by Bloomimages OMA‘s newest project in China, the Xinhu Hangzhou Prism, a mixed used space in a pyramid-like building, broke

Architecture

The China Design Museum in Hangzhou is European modernism writ large

China Design Museum in Hangzhou. Photo: Qian Yunfeng / Shi Zheng It is a fortress designed by Portuguese Pritzker-winner Álvaro Siza to house a collection

Features

Designer Ximi Li talks Shanghai’s multicultural past, changing present and prosperous future

By3 TV cabinet coffee table system. All images courtesy: Ximi Li The Shanghai-based furniture maker explains why the city has always lured creative people and

Features

Chinese Propaganda Posters: how design won the revolution

Propaganda Posters were a vital way of instilling the values of the new order after the Civil War in China, but they quickly diverged from

Features

Ou Ning: An Artist Profile

  Ou Ning is more than an artist, he’s a unique voice in modern China. He chatted to Icon’s Crystal Bennes about his work and

Architecture

ICON 177: The global politics of Chinese eco-cities, Ou Ning, Shanghai deco, propaganda posters and the V&A in Shenzhen

Following an irritable European tour last year in which President Trump questioned the United States’ role in Nato and, perhaps more significantly, pulled the US

Comment

Paul Cocksedge: “I have ideas and I need to start making”

Ahead of his talk at Design Shanghai tomorrow, the British designer spoke to Icon about his design philosophy and his connection to China ICON What

News

Is China finally ditching the mega mall?

Xintiandi, home to a two-week design festival at this year’s Design Shanghai, laid the ground for a new wave of developments that mix retail, cafes

Features

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Corrugated metal cladding transforms Spanish country house

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

‘Staircase of Dreams’ unveiled in east London by The Fandangoe Kid and local students

Lee Broom launches music-inspired ‘Maestro’ chair

Issue 201 Magazine

Project Room designs new streetlight for Los Angeles

Estudio Botteri Connell designs a Buenos Aires house that feels underwater

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Corrugated metal cladding transforms Spanish country house

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

‘Staircase of Dreams’ unveiled in east London by The Fandangoe Kid and local students

Lee Broom launches music-inspired ‘Maestro’ chair

Issue 201 Magazine

Project Room designs new streetlight for Los Angeles

Estudio Botteri Connell designs a Buenos Aires house that feels underwater

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