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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

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Formafantasma’s century-spanning exhibition Cambio takes a holistic view of wood exploitation

The Serpentine Sackler has been filled with wood, and infused with specially-designed scents. Photo: George Darrell. The Amsterdam-based design duo’s exhibition at the Serpentine serves

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Cars: Accelerating the Modern World is a serious crowd pleaser

General Motors Firebird I (XP 21). Photo by General Motors Company LLC, courtesy of the V&A The car is arguably one of the most transformative

Review

Hand Held to Super Scale: Building with Ceramics

Detail of ceramic tiles designed for the House for Essex by Grayson Perry. Photo by Jack Hobhouse A new exhibition at the Building Centre showcases

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Stanley Kubrick: An Exhibition shows he was as much designer as director

 Still from 2001: A Space Odyssey, directed by Stanley Kubrick (1965–68). © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Kubrick’s obsessive attention to detail made him murder to

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The definitive guide to Venice Biennale Pavilions 2018

Connected by the loose theme of Freespace, this year’s national pavilions were particularly eclectic. Joe Lloyd tours the highlights of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

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Design as an Attitude: Alice Rawsthorn at her best when confronting conservatism

Alice Rawsthorn is a former director at the Design Museum. Photo: Michael Leckie Alice Rawsthorn argues that design has never been better placed to serve

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New Town Utopia: A portrait of Basildon

Basil Spence’s Brooke House, completed in 1962 and now grade II-listed Christopher Ian Smith’s documentary portrait of Basildon charts a familar journey from postwar optimism

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Review- Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed and Style

Normandie in New York 1935 39, photo courtesy of Collection French Lines   V&A’s exibition reveals Ocean Liners as the most intense, total works of

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Superstructures: is high tech architecture making a comeback?

High tech superstructures are re-examined in a new exhibition. Edwin Heathcote examines a movement full of contradictions. Superstructures is a cute title for an exhibition.

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Editor's choice

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


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