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Posts tagged 'museums'

Lacaton & Vassal: Jean-Philippe Vassal on the state of architecture today

Nantes School of Architecture, designed in 2009 Jean-Philippe Vassal tells ICON about his passion for social housing and why the role of architect is a

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How the Bauhaus Museum in Weimar uses architecture to link the design movement to Germany’s past and present

 Visualisation of the detail on the front of the Bauhaus Museum in Weimar. Image courtesy of the Heike Hanada Laboratory of Art and Architecture In

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Influenced by Modernist icons, the Menil Drawing Institute by Johnston Marklee suits Houston’s intriguing landscape

The latest addition to Houston’s Menil campus has the horizon-hugging horizontality of a Mies or an early modern villa. How does it fit within the

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Museum of Natural History: Skeletons in the closet

Photographer Klaus Pichler shot these unstaged pictures in the basement storage rooms of Vienna’s Museum of Natural History. The uncanny images reveal a world that

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Hauser & Wirth, Somerset

The new buildings at the Hauser & Wirth gallery are made of brick and have zinc roofs International gallery Hauser & Wirth has made its

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9/11 Memorial Museum

Jake Barton’s exhibition design for the 9/11 Memorial Museum is dominated by voices: harrowing witness accounts, the shared remembrances of victims’ families – and the

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Tate Britain robots: Night watch

After closing time at Tate Britain, four silent robots move around the galleries. As their flashlights illuminate the walls, an internet audience enjoys a robot’s-eye

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Universal Design Studio: Information Age

Barber Osgerby’s architecture arm has designed a permanent exhibition at the Science Museum that explores 200 years of communications history “It is a pleasure to

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Icon 136: Museums

Our October 2014 issue looked at the V&A’s mannequins, Tate Britain’s robots, Rogers’ British Museum extension and the politics of designing the 9/11 museum exhibits.

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

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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’


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

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

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’


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Salone del Mobile: Tomas Alonso and Studio Brynjar & Veronika for Swarovski

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Nendo’s Oki Sato

Keiichi Matsuda: Augmented Hyper-Reality