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LEGO launches wooden homeware collection

The brand associated with plastic bricks and play goes all serious and sustainable. Is this a grand return to the company’s wooden roots? Words by

Design

Yinka Ilori creates colourful ‘launderette’ in London

The Launderette of Dreams in Shoreditch is a temporary play space installation using hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks Words by Francesca Perry London-based artist-designer

Design

Lego: The building block toys that every child knows

Lego bricks. Photo by Benjamin D. Esham via Flickr  Very few children in the West today will be unfamiliar with Lego’s plastic building blocks, designed

Features

Industry news and events – 31 January

Could this be the future of British housing? Photo by Ethan Wilkinson Get a bitesize overview of the week’s headlines and events with Icon’s round-up

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What to see and do at the London Festival of Architecture 2019

An image showing the concept for Happy Street by Yinka Ilori The London Festival of Architecture runs throughout June. See our pick of the programme

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Olafur Eliasson’s floating fortress

For his first building, the artist Olafur Eliasson has created a brick office-cum-castle for Denmark’s Lego dynasty. Rising out of a former industrial dock, it

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The Lego Movie

Emmet, a humble construction worker – and prophesied “special one” (Image: Warner Bros/The Kobal Collection) Charles Holland enjoys a witty take on the eternal Lego

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The Icon Build Off

[iframe width=”630″ height=”354″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/14_TmOoOk9Q?rel=0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen ] To celebrate its 100th issue, Icon will be holding “the Icon Build Off” during the London Design Festival,

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The Icon Build Off

[iframe width=”630″ height=”354″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/14_TmOoOk9Q?rel=0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen ] To celebrate its 100th issue, Icon will be holding “the Icon Build Off” during the London Design Festival,

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Imagination Playground by David Rockwell

As you’d expect in a moon-sized space station, the Star Wars Death Star is replete with amenities fit for an emperor. There’s a throne room

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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


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