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Posts tagged 'Edwin Heathcote'

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

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

Crimes Against Design

Smoking Guns: Illustrating the Sixties

An exhibition in London reveals the colourful, seductive artwork that emerged just before photography replaced drawings in magazines For a brief couple of years in

GALLERY

Architects vs housing: a failed relationship

It is the great unspoken truth of architecture: when it comes to the buildings that matter most in people’s lives, it has failed Housing is

Architecture

Serpentine Pavilions: best and worst

As Julia Peyton-Jones steps aside after sixteen years of commissioning the Serpentine Pavilion, Edwin Heathcote ranks his ten favourites of the series of annual pop-ups

Comment

Len Lye Centre

It’s all about the facade at this New Zealand art gallery, but that doesn’t make it superficial. Its value lies in what it reflects – and

Architecture

Galina Balashova

One architect defined the look of the whole Soviet space programme, from its logos to its satellites. Edwin Heathcote is fascinated by her personal archive

Review

Garage Museum by OMA

Rem Koolhaas mixes preservation and provocation in Moscow, turning a Soviet-era workers’ canteen into a contemporary art space, says Edwin Heathcote Rem Koolhaas is utterly

Architecture
readingdesign

Reading design

While there has long been a vast archive of critical writing about architecture, design in general has been somewhat neglected – until now. Icon contributor

Comment

Frank Gehry: Frank as ever

At 85, Gehry has completed one of his finest buildings, the Dr Chau Chak Wing facility in Sydney. In laconic mood, the architect talks candidly

Architecture

Editor's choice

Design London makes LDF debut this September

London’s biggest showroom of vintage Scandinavian furniture opens in Hackney Wick

Discover Boss Design’s sustainability journey and latest launch Sia

Top 5 architectural hideaways from around the world

Architectural firm Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli completes Brixen Public Library in South Tyrol

ICON 210 : Winter 2022

Meet the couple who designed and built a tiny house holiday home in Dorset

Nick Cave and Knoll Textiles collaborate to unveil a vibrant collection of upholstery, wallcovering and drapery

From the Archive: A short history of the iconic Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen

A duo of new exhibitions at MoMu unpack the role of twentieth century fashion


Architects

Wrapped Arc de Triomphe unveiled in Paris

Sir David Adjaye wins Royal Gold Medal for Architecture

Gómez Platero designs world’s first large-scale memorial to victims of the pandemic

RIBA goes digital-only with new wave of architect lectures

Turning a Roman ruin into an underground art museum

MoDusArchitects creates sculptural portal on Italian ring road

NEON’s Shiver House re-imagined in wood for 5th anniversary

Network Rail launches design competition to re-imagine local train stations

Notre-Dame spire to be restored to pre-fire design


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Design London makes LDF debut this September

London’s biggest showroom of vintage Scandinavian furniture opens in Hackney Wick

Discover Boss Design’s sustainability journey and latest launch Sia

Top 5 architectural hideaways from around the world

Architectural firm Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli completes Brixen Public Library in South Tyrol

ICON 210 : Winter 2022

Meet the couple who designed and built a tiny house holiday home in Dorset

Nick Cave and Knoll Textiles collaborate to unveil a vibrant collection of upholstery, wallcovering and drapery

From the Archive: A short history of the iconic Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen

A duo of new exhibitions at MoMu unpack the role of twentieth century fashion


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