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National Archives of France by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

(image: Philippe Rualt) Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas’s aluminium-clad store for 180km of state papers is inevitably imposing, but manages to retain a human scale. The

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Maggie’s Centre, Hong Kong

Frank Gehry’s second Maggie’s Centre is an intimate building inspired by Chinese design, overlooking gardens created by Lily Jencks It is now 18 years since

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Babeldom

Babeldom begins with clouds sweeping across the screen to a Carmina Burana-esque choral accompaniment. They soon part to reveal film-maker Paul Bush’s first trick: the

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Interview: Sou Fujimoto

Serpentine Pavilion exterior, 2013 (image: Sou Fujimoto Architects) The architect of the 2013 Serpentine Pavilion talked to Icon about the qualities of clouds, the integration of landscapes and

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Desert Utopia: Donald Judd’s Marfa

In the mid 1970s, the artist Donald Judd moved from New York to Marfa and remodelled the remote Texas town according to his minimalist aesthetic.

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Stadshal in Ghent by Robbrecht & Daem and Marie-José van Hee

The Mies van der Rohe Award is the official architectural prize of the EU, awarded biennially. Previous winners are a who’s who of European design,

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Learning in Glass: Salviati Murano Exhibition

Venetian glass manufacturer Salviati was founded in 1859 and, by the end of the 19th century, was famous for its enamel glass mosaics. In London,

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Metahaven – Islands in the clouds

In Cloud Time (2012), an incisive and exhilaratingly tetchy work of theory-fiction by Dean Lockwood and Rob Coley, the authors take issue with the celebration

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Alta Cathedral by Link Arkitektur and Schmidt Hammer Lassen

Alta is a town of about 15,000 people, nestled up against the sea right at the very northernmost part of Norway, 500km into the Arctic

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The pound coin

“For a coin,” Marx wrote in the first volume of Capital, “the road from the mint is also the path to the melting pot. In

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

Learning centre opens at King’s Cross nature reserve

Rock-like Chapel of Sound designed in Chinese valley

Printmaking Workshop designed for TU Dublin

LEGO launches wooden homeware collection

Virgil Abloh: ‘I’m here to be an inspiration’

ICON 206: Winter 2021

Set designer Lydia Chan creates maximalist London installation

Mecanoo transforms Mies van der Rohe’s MLK Library

London basketball court co-designed with local residents


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

Learning centre opens at King’s Cross nature reserve

Rock-like Chapel of Sound designed in Chinese valley

Printmaking Workshop designed for TU Dublin

LEGO launches wooden homeware collection

Virgil Abloh: ‘I’m here to be an inspiration’

ICON 206: Winter 2021

Set designer Lydia Chan creates maximalist London installation

Mecanoo transforms Mies van der Rohe’s MLK Library

London basketball court co-designed with local residents


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