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Why on earth are we so obsessed with terrazzo?

From Instagram-friendly bathrooms to gimmicky phone cases, terrazzo has become nothing short of a viral design trend Words by Emma Draper-Coates Once upon a time,

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The supermarket makes consumption as easy as breathing

The supermarket makes consumption as easy as breathing

Shepherd Robson’s Woolwich Central, anchored around a Tesco superstore, was awarded the Carbuncle Cup for Britain’s worst new building in 2014. Image: Kleon3 / CC

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Electricity pylons: blots on the landscapes that they litter

The T-Pylon, by Danish architect Bystrup, was praised for its classical simplicity. Image: Bystrup. This army of countrywide invaders needs a new uniform, writes Priya

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Why LEDs are not our lighting saviour

The design possibilities are endless and the sustainability credentials impeccable, but they give our homes as much warmth as a hospital ward, argues Max Fraser

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Review of the year: Top stories of 2019

What were people talking about in 2019? Find out in our review of the year Looking back at 2019 from the aftermath of a December

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Leaf blowers: The noisy, disruptive nuisance that soundtracks autumn

The weaponisation of suburban gardening turns autumn into a season of red mist for Edwin Heathcote There is something a little mournful about autumn: the

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Icon 198: Burning Man, Craft and the Art of Making

December’s issue explores craft in the modern world, from the extravagant creations at Burning Man to the glassblowing stars of a surprise Netflix hit The

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Icon 197: Technology, surveillance and digital design

November’s issue explores the links between the digital world and design, from connections made with our data to the designers taking on a surveillance society

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Icon 196: The London Issue

  October’s issue explores London from the tourist-trap centre to the edgelands where the city crumbles away London vs Londoners: That is the tension that

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Plastic, disposable and ugly: Why toothbrushes are a crime against design

What would the Bauhaus have made of a world that dresses up simple tools as high-performance sportswear? asks Max Fraser Long before the toothbrush became

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

Mac Collins wins Design Museum’s new annual prize

Levi’s launches recycled and recyclable jeans

Vietnamese tea factory transformed into museum

Hands-free function and hand-crafted form, from VOLA

Superflex co-designs play sculptures with children in Denmark

Foster + Partners designs Datong Art Museum

Women of architecture celebrated in MAXXI exhibition

In Canada, a Passive House community centre focused on social inclusivity

The architecture of Chanel – in pictures


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

Mac Collins wins Design Museum’s new annual prize

Levi’s launches recycled and recyclable jeans

Vietnamese tea factory transformed into museum

Hands-free function and hand-crafted form, from VOLA

Superflex co-designs play sculptures with children in Denmark

Foster + Partners designs Datong Art Museum

Women of architecture celebrated in MAXXI exhibition

In Canada, a Passive House community centre focused on social inclusivity

The architecture of Chanel – in pictures


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