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Mario Cucinella designs Tuscan cultural centre with ‘suspended plaza’

Palazzo Senza Tempo, in the Italian hilltop town of Peccioli, combines old and new structures with a cantilevered public platform overlooking the landscape Mario Cucinella

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Old Fiat factory rooftop transformed into public garden

Benedetto Camerana has added almost 40,000 plants to the test track on the roof of Fiat’s former HQ in Turin, reclaiming industrial space with nature

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Italian music academy rebuilt in post-earthquake renewal

Following the 2016 earthquakes in central Italy, one town has finally got back its music academy, with a new design thanks to Alvisi Kirimoto Words

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sculptural portal to ring road tunnel in south tyrol, italy - iconeye.com

MoDusArchitects creates sculptural portal on Italian ring road

As part of an ongoing traffic-reducing project, design has been embraced at the core of this infrastructural build Image: Tunnel portal out of Bressanone city

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Industry news and events – 20 March 2020

 The Fondazione Prada in Milan is one of several cultural institutions to offer virtual tours during the Covid-19 pandemic. Image: Gaetano Cessati via Unsplash. Get

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Venice Architecture Biennale curator Hashim Sarkis asks: How will we live together?

Hashim Sarkis. photo by Jacopo Salvi, courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia Icon editor Priya Khanchandani speaks to the exhibition’s curator and dean of the

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Konstantin Grcic: L’Immaginazione al Potere!

Konstantin Grcic’s installation invited the viewer to rediscover radical imagination. Courtesy of Alcantara and MAXXI  Grcic’s deep dive into MAXXI’s archive uncovers ‘fantastical architecture’, but

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The Vespa is not just a vehicle. It’s a lifestyle 

  Designed just after World War II, in a bombed out aeroplane factory in Italy, the Vespa has been a classic since the day it

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Best new interior products from Milan Design Week

  The best products from this year’s Salone del Mobile has a dual focus on sustainability and colour   Our selection of products from Salone del

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Fiat Nuova Cinquecento: The bulbous car that brought driving to the Italian masses

  It was the car that drove Italy’s economic miracle, swerving past the Vespa to become Italians’ favourite ride – but it never escaped the

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

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

Mario Cucinella designs Tuscan cultural centre with ‘suspended plaza’

London’s Courtauld Gallery reopens after redevelopment

Stella McCartney creates bicycles with artist designs

Circus-inspired wooden theatre built in historic Béziers


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

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

Mario Cucinella designs Tuscan cultural centre with ‘suspended plaza’

London’s Courtauld Gallery reopens after redevelopment

Stella McCartney creates bicycles with artist designs

Circus-inspired wooden theatre built in historic Béziers


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