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Posts tagged 'IBM'

Can we outsmart the smart city?

Masdar, a $20 billion smart city being built in the Abu Dhabi desert  A new generation of cities are being wired up to control themselves

Features

Icon 138: Data

From smart cities to mass surveillance, our December issue – out on 1 November – looks at the complex relationship between democracy and big data

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Manuals 1: Design & Identity Guidelines

The bilingual manual for Expo 67 in Montreal The way that corporations styled themselves in the 1960s and 70s was ruled by big books full of

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Vapourware: Technology that could have been

Sun modular computer (1990), designed by Paul Bradley and Jochen Backs The history of computing isn’t a triumphal progress from Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine to the new

Features

Powers of Ten

The vertiginous Powers of Ten was directed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1977 for the computing giant IBM. While the film’s extraordinary vertical zoom,

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

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

Yinka Ilori brings the feel-good factor back to London

Peris+Toral’s modular apartments in a Barcelona suburb blur the boundaries between public and private spaces

OMA announces completion of Taipei Performing Arts Center set to open later this year


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

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

Yinka Ilori brings the feel-good factor back to London

Peris+Toral’s modular apartments in a Barcelona suburb blur the boundaries between public and private spaces

OMA announces completion of Taipei Performing Arts Center set to open later this year


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