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How has the industry reacted to Building Better, Building Beautiful report?

Living With Beauty is the final report from the government-appointed commission on the controversial subject of what beautiful housing looks like After 13 months, two

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The Vespa is not just a vehicle. It’s a lifestyle 

  Designed just after World War II, in a bombed out aeroplane factory in Italy, the Vespa has been a classic since the day it

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Why the bungalow is not just an icon of suburbia

The Akin bungalow by Tallmadge & Watson. Photo by JE Koonce via Flickr The seemingly humble bungalow is a design icon of remarkable versatility, argues

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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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Icon 195: Waste, Design and the Circular Economy

The problem with waste is becoming ever more urgent: September’s issue is dedicated to the ways the design world is taking action now The increased

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Bridging the gap: New footbridge joins English Heritage site split in two for 500 years

The bridge at Tintagel Castle. Photo by Jim Holden A new bridge connects a historic site that was once one, with a surprise in the

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Björk in the swan dress at the 2001 Oscars is iconic – but is it camp?

Marjan Pejoski’s swan dress, from the Autumn/Winter 2000-2001 collection, on display at the Met Presaging the politicisation of the red carpet in the #MeToo era,

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Five historic building conversions and refurbs that gave these public buildings a new use

Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam. Photo by Fred Romero, CC by 2.0 Reusing and refurbishing old formerly public buildings is becoming one way of ensuring a

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Icon 194: Performativity, Functionality and Design

Photo by Alessandro Merlo August’s issue looks at how architecture embraced performance over function and blurred the boundaries of design and production This month’s issue

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How the Bauhaus Museum in Weimar uses architecture to link the design movement to Germany’s past and present

 Visualisation of the detail on the front of the Bauhaus Museum in Weimar. Image courtesy of the Heike Hanada Laboratory of Art and Architecture In

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AL_A completes two buildings for University of Oxford’s Wadham College

LAN designs multicoloured city block in Strasbourg

Emergency housing for homeless young people must be better designed

An organically shaped table with a modular design

Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s new Tianjin Juilliard School is a ‘finely tuned instrument’

London bridges lit up as part of Illuminated River project

TECLA is the world’s first 3D-printed house made from raw earth

Who is London building upwards for?

Breathing Pavilion by Ekene Ijeoma creates a space of sanctuary in Brooklyn


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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AL_A completes two buildings for University of Oxford’s Wadham College

LAN designs multicoloured city block in Strasbourg

Emergency housing for homeless young people must be better designed

An organically shaped table with a modular design

Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s new Tianjin Juilliard School is a ‘finely tuned instrument’

London bridges lit up as part of Illuminated River project

TECLA is the world’s first 3D-printed house made from raw earth

Who is London building upwards for?

Breathing Pavilion by Ekene Ijeoma creates a space of sanctuary in Brooklyn


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