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What went wrong with Covent Garden?

The Covent Garden we know today is the direct result of successful community activism. So why is it so horrible, wonders Owen Hatherley It is

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‘Poor doors’ show that access isn’t for everyone in London

Issues of access and entry aren’t always as obviously signposted when it comes to housing Separate entrances for low-income residents have become a potent symbol

Crimes Against Design

Meet the teachers and designers taking the UK’s creative education into their own hands

Store Studio in London provides classes in design and making for pupils at local schools, and teams up with architecture and design studios for special

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Is micro housing the way to solve the housing crisis?

Kaolin Court, a development in Stoke Newington designed by Stolon Studio London’s population has sparked experiments in micro-homes, shared space and cohousing. But how close

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Kangan Arora on her Ikea designs, her inspiration and the balancing act of living in London

Arora has created dozens of designs for Ikea. An image of the FRAMKALLA work in progress Textile designer Kangan Arora’s work has sold in the

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Tom Dixon’s Mirror Ball Pendant light

  John Jervis looks at the design that propelled Tom Dixon to world domination – and earned him the grudging admiration of his peers Tom

Icon of the Month

London Design Festival announces medal winners

 Tom Dixon, winner of the London Design Medal Ahead of the London Design Festival, here are the winners of the event’s prestigious medals. By Siobhan

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Icon 196: The London Issue

  October’s issue explores London from the tourist-trap centre to the edgelands where the city crumbles away London vs Londoners: That is the tension that

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

We need to design AI systems free of bias and harm

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’


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

We need to design AI systems free of bias and harm

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’


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