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Posts tagged 'Robert Venturi'

Robert Venturi: a postmodernist pioneer

Robert Venturi is one of the most original and notable architects from the late 20th century Regarded by many as the founder of postmodenrist architecture,

Architects
Postmodernism: The flamboyant rejection of Modernism

Postmodernism: The flamboyant rejection of Modernism

Isle of Dogs Pumping Station.Photo by Reading Tom via Flickr Popular between the 1970s and 90s, postmodern architecture featured houses with curving forms, bright colours

Movements

A new book expands the purview of postmodernism, one of architecture’s most misunderstood movements

Michael Graves: Team Disney Building, Burbank, California, USA, 1986. Picture credit: © Michael Graves Architecture & Design Alamy Stock Photo From brutalism to the neo-shingle

Architects

Five big ideas that changed design

Ideas are at the heart of design and central to the development of different movements. We take a look at a new book that celebrates

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Robert Venturi’s ‘Ghost Houses’ are playful reminder of the great architect’s continuing influence

Franklin Court ‘Ghost Houses’, Central Philadelphia Photograph by Mark Cohn. Courtesy of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc. Robert Venturi’s Philadelphia ghost houses barely count

Icon of the Month

Icon 186: Rebuilding Motor City

Michigan-native Jared Lew photographs Detroit’s decline and rebirth In the new issue: rebuilding Detroit. A decade on from financial collapse a Unesco Design City rises.

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Why the revival of post-modernism is a sign of the times

The revival of postmodernism is more than next-generation nostalgia. It reflects a society, economy and entire political system in a profound state of flux writes

Architecture

Denise Scott Brown: As influential as ever at 86

All photos from the archive of Denise Scott Brown As a new exhibition of Denise Scott Brown’s photographic efforts opens in London, Icon considers why

Architecture

Long live the starchitect!

Peter Smisek on why this much-maligned group matters, and should continue to No one likes being called a starchitect. Especially anyone who, by all accounts,

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Postmodernism

The mood was set nicely. The busker in the subway that connects South Kensington underground station to the V&A was playing Rick Astley’s Never Gonna

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

Meet the practice developing photosynthetic textiles

Alvaro Barrington basketball court in Bethnal Green initiated by the London Lions

Margent Farm partners with eco-conscious social enterprise to build affordable tiny house

FRAMA creates minimalist interior for a retail space in Williamsburg

The iconic Buchli house at USM’s Münsingen campus in Switzerland is back in use

Why using local products and materials may not be an easy option but it is worth it

The Carpenters’ Line at Japan House London showcases 1300 years of woodworking mastery from Hida

From the Archive: A short history of the Sony Walkman

The problem of a lack of diversity in architecture starts early, but it can be fixed


Architects

Wrapped Arc de Triomphe unveiled in Paris

Sir David Adjaye wins Royal Gold Medal for Architecture

Gómez Platero designs world’s first large-scale memorial to victims of the pandemic

RIBA goes digital-only with new wave of architect lectures

Turning a Roman ruin into an underground art museum

MoDusArchitects creates sculptural portal on Italian ring road

NEON’s Shiver House re-imagined in wood for 5th anniversary

Network Rail launches design competition to re-imagine local train stations

Notre-Dame spire to be restored to pre-fire design


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Design London makes LDF debut this September

Meet the practice developing photosynthetic textiles

Alvaro Barrington basketball court in Bethnal Green initiated by the London Lions

Margent Farm partners with eco-conscious social enterprise to build affordable tiny house

FRAMA creates minimalist interior for a retail space in Williamsburg

The iconic Buchli house at USM’s Münsingen campus in Switzerland is back in use

Why using local products and materials may not be an easy option but it is worth it

The Carpenters’ Line at Japan House London showcases 1300 years of woodworking mastery from Hida

From the Archive: A short history of the Sony Walkman

The problem of a lack of diversity in architecture starts early, but it can be fixed


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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