Posts tagged 'housing'

Studio Woodroffe Papa rethinks mews housing in Bloomsbury with The Old Dairy

The London-based practice designed a complex of thirteen homes on a slim triangular site overlooking a historic park Words by Francesca Perry In the dense

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How developers can bring wellbeing concepts to the housing market

With public places and workspaces embracing the wellness trend, housing developers need to play catch up, says Grant Lipton, co-founder of Great Marlborough Estates. As COVID-19

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Robin Hood Gardens: A brutal failure?

Robin Hood Gardens: A brutal failure?

Robin Hood Gardens. Photo by Steve Cadman The London-based social housing complex was design by architects Alison and Peter Smithson as a manifestation of their

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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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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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Hyper-gentrification in Berlin has transformed how the city functions

Rapid transformation has reunified the formerly divided city – but also shown the necessity of political and planning interventions. By Jonathan Rock Rokem Modern day

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What went wrong with Covent Garden?

The Covent Garden we know today is the direct result of successful community activism. So why is it so horrible, wonders Owen Hatherley It is

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Industry news and events for the weekend – 7 November 2019

Festival of Britain, Southbank, 1951. Photo by Peter Benton  Get a bitesize overview of the week’s headlines and events with Icon’s new round-up SCENE BREXITFESTThe

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‘Poor doors’ show that access isn’t for everyone in London

Issues of access and entry aren’t always as obviously signposted when it comes to housing Separate entrances for low-income residents have become a potent symbol

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2019 Stirling Prize goes to Goldsmith Street by Mikhail Riches and Cathy Hawley

Goldsmith Street by Mikhail Riches and Cathy Hawley was awarded the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize. Photography by Tim Crocker Mikhail Riches and Cathy Hawley’s Goldsmith

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RUR Architecture completes Taipei Music Center Performance Hall

Experimental ‘Play-Lab’ for teenagers prototyped by Matter Design

Unused textile factory in Mexico City redesigned as new housing block

‘Staircase of Dreams’ unveiled in east London by The Fandangoe Kid and local students

Lee Broom launches music-inspired ‘Maestro’ chair

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Project Room designs new streetlight for Los Angeles

Estudio Botteri Connell designs a Buenos Aires house that feels underwater

Improve your team’s bench strength

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RUR Architecture completes Taipei Music Center Performance Hall

Experimental ‘Play-Lab’ for teenagers prototyped by Matter Design

Unused textile factory in Mexico City redesigned as new housing block

‘Staircase of Dreams’ unveiled in east London by The Fandangoe Kid and local students

Lee Broom launches music-inspired ‘Maestro’ chair

Issue 201 Magazine

Project Room designs new streetlight for Los Angeles

Estudio Botteri Connell designs a Buenos Aires house that feels underwater

Improve your team’s bench strength

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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