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ICON 181: Wooden rollercoasters, OMA, the new Qatar, and much more

In this issue: Wooden rollercoasters ride again; Brut, the melancholic design collective, Design Indaba 2018; and much more   A word from ICON deputy editor

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Trainers: from sporting gear to objects of design

The Nike Safari in orange The humble trainer is now the default footwear for all ages, nationalities and genders, accepted well beyond the sports field

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Plastic waste: the new wave of designers tackling pollution

Pollution from single-use plastics has finally become a hot topic. A new wave of designers and researchers are tackling the problem by rethinking the way

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Philippe Starck’s Hilton in Metz: ‘Phantasmagoric’

French designer Philippe Starck has revealed his latest project: a 14-storey Hilton hotel in Metz, topped with a replica of a folksy turn-of- the-century mansion. The

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Warhol associate Todd Brassner victim of Trump Tower flame

Sad news from New York, where the reclusive Warhol associate Todd Brassner, pictured above with his portrait, has perished aged 67 in a fire at

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Richard Rogers: ‘She hit me with her umbrella’

It is the genre-defining High- Tech building, but the Centre Pompidou was not an immediate critical success. In a recent interview, co- architect Richard Rogers

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Chicago to Houston: ‘It’s a second rate bean’

‘It’s a second-rate bean,’ said the Chicago Tribune, ‘that’s been lying in storage because no one wanted it.’ What provoked such ire? News that Houston

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Not a facist, but…

Italy’s Lega Nord may be better known for their ultra- conservative policies and thinly disguised racism, but Icon was encouraged to find that among the

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Paved in gold: London’s refurbed Centre Point goes on sale

Pevsner called it ‘coarse in the extreme’, but London’s Centre Point has long since crossed the rubicon of respectability, in part because these days there’s

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David Chipperfield and Simon Kretz: New book reflects on failing urban planning

David Chipperfield Simon Kretz at Bishopsgate Goodsyard. Photo: Rolex/Tina Ruisinger David Chipperfield and Simon Kretz’s ‘thought experiments’ on a delayed £800m London regeneration scheme shine

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

High-rise greenhouses open in Paris suburbs

Giant pink paddling pool opens in central Melbourne

Ettore Sottsass apartment interior recreated in Milan

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


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

High-rise greenhouses open in Paris suburbs

Giant pink paddling pool opens in central Melbourne

Ettore Sottsass apartment interior recreated in Milan

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


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