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Beautifully unclinical: Stanton Williams’ Zayed Centre for Research at Great Ormond Street Hospital

Expanses of glass create a welcoming principal elevation. Photo by Hufton + Crow The Sheikh Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children by

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How is technology overload affecting our physical and mental health?

A panel of experts brought together by ICON discusses the impact of digital devices on our minds and bodies – and asks how better design

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Mental wellbeing toolkit targets health issues faced by architects in practice

 llustrations by Sian Rearden On 20 June, the Architects’ Forum for Mental Wellbeing launched its first toolkit, providing industry-specific insights into the causes of poor

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How public awareness of mental health issues is changing where we work

Planting is a simple addition that can improve a work environment  We spend so long at work, so it should be a place that supports

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Why the architecture of prisons and asylums is bad for people’s mental health

  How does the building design and quality of prisons contribute to the welfare and wellbeing of inmates? Simon Cross and Yvonne Jewkes on the importance of good

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The major flaw in the EpiPen’s design

EpiPen by Quotecatalog There are some objects whose aesthetics are a transgression against taste. There are others whose failed functionality is criminal. The EpiPen — the

Crimes Against Design

Declining health: How ‘wellness’ and our quest for immortality killed architecture’s for public health

Tony Ray Jones, Pepys Estate, Deptford, London, 1970. Credit: Tony Ray-Jones / RIBA Collections The fuzzy language of wellness and the lust for ever longer

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Pioneer Health Centre in Peckham: ‘The experiment’s lessons are open to interpretation’

Owen Williams’s modernist Peckham health centre closed in 1950, but its emphasis on self-reliance and wholesome pursuits still appeals to a diverse audience of politicians,

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Portable Eye Examination Kit (Peek)

Until now, doctors have been losing the battle against preventable blindness in the world’s most remote regions. By putting diagnosis in the hands of the community,

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

Virgil Abloh: ‘I’m here to be an inspiration’

ICON 206: Winter 2021

Set designer Lydia Chan creates maximalist London installation

Mecanoo transforms Mies van der Rohe’s MLK Library

London basketball court co-designed with local residents

Mario Cucinella designs Tuscan cultural centre with ‘suspended plaza’

London’s Courtauld Gallery reopens after redevelopment

Stella McCartney creates bicycles with artist designs

Circus-inspired wooden theatre built in historic Béziers


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

Virgil Abloh: ‘I’m here to be an inspiration’

ICON 206: Winter 2021

Set designer Lydia Chan creates maximalist London installation

Mecanoo transforms Mies van der Rohe’s MLK Library

London basketball court co-designed with local residents

Mario Cucinella designs Tuscan cultural centre with ‘suspended plaza’

London’s Courtauld Gallery reopens after redevelopment

Stella McCartney creates bicycles with artist designs

Circus-inspired wooden theatre built in historic Béziers


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