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Between beauty and the sublime: Water After All

Between beauty and the sublime: Water After All

Still from Vertigo Sea by British filmmaker John Akomfrah, 2015. Image: Smoking Dogs Films. MCA Chicago explores how the source of all life also nourishes

Review
Every city needs an ending: the story of the green belt

Every city needs an ending: the story of the green belt

The green belt has always been an unhappy mash-up – a patchwork of leftover land, neither urban nor rural. But the idea of limiting the

Cities
A Planet to Win reveals some inconvenient truths about environmental politics

A Planet to Win reveals some inconvenient truths about environmental politics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at the Bernie’s Back rally in Long Island City, New York, October 2019. Image: Gordon Donovon / Alamy. A book that seeks

Review
Wild seeds of an edible landscape

Wild seeds of an edible landscape

Rice planting at Wildside, Sue Bridge’s permaculture garden in Massachusetts. Image: Jono Neiger / Regenerative Design Group. Permaculture gardening seeks to make land more productive

Features
The bodies that built New York

The bodies that built New York

A giant Keith Haring mural looks down on the neon dancefloor of the Palladium, East 14th Street, on its opening night, 1985. Credit: Furudate. The

Features
Head to Head: local architects vs starchitects

Head to Head: local architects vs starchitects

Designing on the global frontier of progress. ZHA’s Leeza Soho tower in Beijing, 2019. Photo: Hufton+Crow. Should local architects be given precedence over large international

Features
Aerial view of Nagele. A thick ‘cloak’ of trees shields the parallel clusters of terraced houses from the expanse of the polder

Icon of the Month: Nagele, Flevoland

Aerial view of Nagele. A thick ‘cloak’ of trees shields the parallel clusters of terraced houses from the expanse of the polder. Image: Flying Focus

Icon of the Month

An new exhibition explores the influence of Renaissance master Jan van Eyck on design

Atelier lachaert dhanis’s Palet Rug. Image courtesy of Design Museum Ghent. Held at the Design Museum Ghent, the exhibition is part of the Flemish city’s

News

The landscape of humanity: how the countryside holds the keys to the future

The Planta Solar 20 power plant near Seville, Spain. PS20 produces electricity with large movable mirrors called heliostats. Alamy. As climate catastrophe looms, the interdependence

Features

ICON 199: The Countryside and the modern world

For our debut quarterly issue, with even more pages and in-depth perspectives, ICON investigates the forces shaping the countryside. In a new Focus section, Edwin

NEWS

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

Andrew Berman Architect completes sustainable library transformation

Snøhetta designs co-working space in Tokyo

‘15-minute city’ idea wins Obel Award

Old Fiat factory rooftop transformed into public garden

Sumaya Dabbagh designs monumental Dubai mosque

Renzo Piano-designed Academy Museum opens in LA

In an industrial landscape, a transformed bird hide emerges

PLAY: visual inspiration for architectural design

Rethinking the future of the Los Angeles River


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

Andrew Berman Architect completes sustainable library transformation

Snøhetta designs co-working space in Tokyo

‘15-minute city’ idea wins Obel Award

Old Fiat factory rooftop transformed into public garden

Sumaya Dabbagh designs monumental Dubai mosque

Renzo Piano-designed Academy Museum opens in LA

In an industrial landscape, a transformed bird hide emerges

PLAY: visual inspiration for architectural design

Rethinking the future of the Los Angeles River


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