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Posts tagged 'Cities'

Mame-Diarra Niang’s new book is a story told in three movements across the landscapes of contemporary Africa

In The Citadel, photographer Mame-Diarra Niang portrays landscapes of contemporary Africa from Dakar to Johannesburg Words by Francesca Perry Paris-based artist and photographer Mame-Diarra Niang

Architecture

This solar greenhouse puts forward a space for self-sufficient cultivation

Students at IAAC propose a solution to food and energy production in cities with this prototype solar greenhouse Words by Sonia Zhuravlyova The resilience of cities,

Architecture
Architecture, Cities, Helsinki, Scandinavian Design, wellbeing, urban, public spaces, ICON magazine

Why coastal cities should adapt their industrial harbours to contemporary public needs

Adapting and opening up urban harbours to contemporary needs is vital to improving resilience and wellbeing, says Hanna Harris Words by Hanna Harris When I

Opinion

Play is not a luxury – and our cities need to reflect that

Design of our public spaces should embrace children and their development by enabling diverse play wherever possible Words by Amica Dall and Penny Wilson Walking

Opinion

Rethinking the future of the Los Angeles River

Waterways have the potential to make cities more sustainable and joyful – but, as we’ve seen in LA, it requires collaboration, creativity and community Words

Opinion

Note Design Studio rethinks the public bench

The studio’s new flexible system of urban furniture is designed to accommodate the outdoor social life tentatively anticipated in the post-lockdown era Words by Francesca

Design

Amid a climate crisis, what does the ‘ideal city’ look like?

A new book showcases projects that contribute to more inclusive, sustainable and desirable cities. But does its optimism tackle the scale of the problem? Words

Opinion

Single-person ‘refuge’ designed for urban public spaces

First installed in Mexico City, Zeller & Moye’s Halo is intended to provide a mirrored sanctuary away from city crowds in the Covid-19 pandemic Words

Architecture

Gyms are a crime against design

The commercial cult of the body is invading our cities, argues Edwin Heathcote Words by Edwin Heathcote Of all the places I’ve stopped visiting since

Crimes Against Design
Road closed sign

In the low-traffic neighbourhoods debate, designers need to talk about ownership 

Pedestrianisation has become a flashpoint in cities adapting to Covid-19. But the focus should be on democratic decision-making and community investment Words by Julian Siravo

Opinion

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

Cinzia says… is the first major retrospective of Italian artist and fashion designer Cinzia Ruggeri

Finland welcomes new design festival to Helsinki

Vitra acquires Kazuo Shinohara’s iconic Umbrella House

Norm Architects complete Michelin-starred restaurant ÄNG in Sweden

Biennale De Renava opens its first edition in Bonifacio

World Architecture Festival 2022 reveals shortlist ahead of ‘Together’ Lisbon event

Annabel Karim Kassar unveils new installation, The Lebanese House, at the V&A

Studio Ossidiana unveils small-scale museum for immersive art in Flevoland

André Fu announces three site specific commissions for Hong Kong Palace Museum


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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Design London makes LDF debut this September

Cinzia says… is the first major retrospective of Italian artist and fashion designer Cinzia Ruggeri

Finland welcomes new design festival to Helsinki

Vitra acquires Kazuo Shinohara’s iconic Umbrella House

Norm Architects complete Michelin-starred restaurant ÄNG in Sweden

Biennale De Renava opens its first edition in Bonifacio

World Architecture Festival 2022 reveals shortlist ahead of ‘Together’ Lisbon event

Annabel Karim Kassar unveils new installation, The Lebanese House, at the V&A

Studio Ossidiana unveils small-scale museum for immersive art in Flevoland

André Fu announces three site specific commissions for Hong Kong Palace Museum


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: 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