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Posts tagged 'Icon 055 | January 2008'

Holiday Inn

Words William Wiles “The best surprise is no surprise” was Holiday Inn’s slogan in the 1970s – the hotel company has built a global empire

ICON 055 | January 2008

Space Time Play

Words William Wiles There is no book of the status of Learning From Las Vegas for computer games and virtual worlds yet, but Space Time

ICON 055 | January 2008

Peter Eisenman

Documents… Paul Smith In a debate with Rem Koolhaas at the Architectural Association last year, Peter Eisenman said, “We should make architecture like Michael Haneke

ICON 055 | January 2008

“Confettification”

Words Beatrice Galilee “Confettification.” This made-up word is the best way to describe an event that took over a public square in Graz this autumn.

ICON 055 | January 2008

The New Museum

Words Justin McGuirk This building treats the law like a game. A zoning regulation from 1916 makes Manhattan’s towers step back so that the streets

ICON 055 | January 2008

Vienna

Words Beatrice Galilee Vienna hasn’t had a thriving design scene since the days of Josef Hoffmann. But now that’s changing and a new annual festival

ICON 055 | January 2008

Wouldn’t it be nice

words William Wiles A loudspeaker that announces deaths and a device that explodes on auspicious dates are among the exhibits at Wouldn’t It Be Nice,

ICON 055 | January 2008

A shopping mall in Ümraniye, Istanbul

Words Beatrice Galilee “It’s all about not being Ikea,”says Alejandro Zaera Polo of Foreign Office Architects’ latest project, a shopping mall in Ümraniye, Istanbul. “The

ICON 055 | January 2008

A Psychic Vacuum

Words Charles Holland Mike Nelson is an architect. Not professionally, but he does design buildings. Or, at least, bits of buildings. The difference is that,

ICON 055 | January 2008

Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth

Words Sam Jacob The unveiling of Thomas Schütte’s sculpture for Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth – Model for a Hotel 2007 – involves a billowing shroud,

ICON 055 | January 2008

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

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ICON x RAK Ceramics

An exploration into Scandinavia’s most remote architecture

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

Ai Weiwei and Brilliant Minds unveil new public artwork in Stockholm

Kohler and Daniel Arsham brought experiential art to Milan Design Week

Meet the practice developing photosynthetic textiles


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

ICON x Bolon

ICON x RAK Ceramics

An exploration into Scandinavia’s most remote architecture

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

Ai Weiwei and Brilliant Minds unveil new public artwork in Stockholm

Kohler and Daniel Arsham brought experiential art to Milan Design Week

Meet the practice developing photosynthetic textiles


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