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Posts tagged 'Ian Nairn'

Ian Nairn: Modern Buildings in London

This heady, informative guide shows Nairn at the pithy peak of his powers, before disillusionment and drink began to blunt his prose Ian Nairn has long

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Rafael Viñoly’s grotesque imposition

Viñoly’s building at 20 Fenchurch Street The Walkie-Talkie tower’s jarring distortion of the City skyline adds to general unease about Britain’s financial heart, says Owen

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Ian Nairn: Words in Place

Charles Holland on why we should remember the brilliant, melancholy critic with unpredictable enthusiasms Ian Nairn was the world’s first jet-propelled architecture critic. Not just

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Icon 129: Airports

In 1997, Sir John Sorrell’s design agency rebranded British Airways, commissioning bold new art for the tail-fins of each plane in the fleet. These “ethnic

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Jonathan Meades – Museum without walls

(Imaginary Television Script #1) Who is Jonathan Meades? Titles: A man is sitting reading a book. Sometimes he smiles to himself or scratches his head

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

The Africa Centre in Southwark celebrates pan-African culture

DesignKind explores the relationship between racial and climate justice

ROOI Design creates temporary structure using recyclable building components

How fashion company Community Clothing is breathing new life into Britain’s manufacturing industry

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Crimes Against Design: The plastic shopping bag

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An exploration into Scandinavia’s most remote architecture

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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

The Africa Centre in Southwark celebrates pan-African culture

DesignKind explores the relationship between racial and climate justice

ROOI Design creates temporary structure using recyclable building components

How fashion company Community Clothing is breathing new life into Britain’s manufacturing industry

ICON x RAK Ceramics

Crimes Against Design: The plastic shopping bag

ICON x RAK Ceramics

An exploration into Scandinavia’s most remote architecture

ICON x Bolon


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