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Posts tagged 'Le Corbusier'

Brutalism: The world’s ugliest buildings are back in fashion

Trellick Tower by Erno Goldfinger. Photo by Jonathan Retico Probably the twentieth century’s most controversial movement, Brutalism was characterised by its utilitarian style, modular elements

Architecture
Form follows function: Modernism’s guiding principles

Form follows function: Modernism’s guiding principles

The Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier is one of the most recognisable example of a modernist house In the first half of the twentieth century,

Architecture

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

Architecture

How has the industry reacted to Building Better, Building Beautiful report?

Living With Beauty is the final report from the government-appointed commission on the controversial subject of what beautiful housing looks like After 13 months, two

Architecture

How radical was the modernist Frankfurt kitchen?

The Frankfurt Kitchen. Courtesy of the Minneapolis Institute of Art Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky’s mass-produced, modular kitchen transformed domestic life but shows that modernist efficiency didn’t necessarily lead

Design

Villa Savoye: Le Corbusier’s exemplary modernist building

Villa Savoye is a definitive example of a modernist building. Set in the Parisian suburb of Poissy, it was designed by Swiss architect and modernist

Architecture

Food for thought: Le Corbuffet brings architectural history to the dinner table

Robert Rauschenburger,. Photo by Esther Choi Writing about food has never been so good, or serious, as now. Le Corbuffet, Esther Choi’s book of recipes

Opinion

Why building with concrete has sparked a backlash among architects

Unité d’habitation in Marseille by Le Corbusier. Photo by Ken Ohyama via Flickr It was the miracle product of the post-war period, but its edifice

Design

Le Corbusier: The Swiss architect, his life and work

Notre Dame du Haut, built in Ronchamp, France, in 1955. Photo by Ricardo Gomez Angel A century since Le Corbusier began his journey as an

Architecture

Artist sinks Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye in Danish fjord

An enormous replica of Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye has been half-sunk off a Danish fjord as part of Vejle’s Floating Art festival, writes Rita Lobo

Architecture

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The second edition Hospitality Innovation Summit Saudi Arabia & UAE by GBB Venture marks a new measure of excellence

ICON launches its inaugural digital Milan Design Week 2024 Guide

Meet interior designer Matt McKay as he discusses the inspiration behind the launch of his new furniture collection

TAKT is rethinking the way we design, build and sell furniture with its simple self-assembly furniture

Architecture Icon: The post-war designs of Yrjö and Irmeli Kukkapuro live on in their unique home studio

From the Archive: A short history of the iconic Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen

Henry Holland Studio’s Big Brekkie collection brings a playful touch to morning mealtimes

Christofle partners with Roland Garros in an exclusive collaboration

Design Destination: ICON’s tips for where to go and what to see in London Fields




Architects

Architecture Icon: The post-war designs of Yrjö and Irmeli Kukkapuro live on in their unique home studio

Atelier L’Abri completes silver-clad house in forested hills of Canadian Laurentians

Photographer Ruben Hughes shares how he captures the streets of New York and Copenhagen

Architecture Icon: The Paimio Sanatorium and its humanistic approach to modernism

House Dokka combines simple geometry and natural materials to create a home that resembles a floating treehouse

Makhno Studio’s Gnizdo houses seamlessly blend tradition and futurism

This new eco-conscious hotel concept in the Trosa archipelago draws a discerning crowd

Clément Cividino’s restoration of a 1960s fibreglass pod by Nikolaos Xasteros lands in the Spanish countryside

Architecture Icon: How the Noguchi Musuem advances the appreciation of its founder’s art and legacy


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ICON launches its inaugural digital Milan Design Week 2024 Guide

Meet interior designer Matt McKay as he discusses the inspiration behind the launch of his new furniture collection

TAKT is rethinking the way we design, build and sell furniture with its simple self-assembly furniture

From the Archive: A short history of the iconic Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen

Henry Holland Studio’s Big Brekkie collection brings a playful touch to morning mealtimes

Christofle partners with Roland Garros in an exclusive collaboration

Design Destination: ICON’s tips for where to go and what to see in London Fields

USM and Symbol Audio unveil new capsule collection of audio and record storage pieces

Shalini Misra’s new rug collection references the architectural beauty of India’s ancient stepwells


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The second edition Hospitality Innovation Summit Saudi Arabia & UAE by GBB Venture marks a new measure of excellence

ICON launches its inaugural digital Milan Design Week 2024 Guide

Meet interior designer Matt McKay as he discusses the inspiration behind the launch of his new furniture collection

TAKT is rethinking the way we design, build and sell furniture with its simple self-assembly furniture

Architecture Icon: The post-war designs of Yrjö and Irmeli Kukkapuro live on in their unique home studio

From the Archive: A short history of the iconic Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen

Henry Holland Studio’s Big Brekkie collection brings a playful touch to morning mealtimes

Christofle partners with Roland Garros in an exclusive collaboration

Design Destination: ICON’s tips for where to go and what to see in London Fields