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Posts tagged 'Rotterdam'

World’s largest floating office opens in Rotterdam 

The project, designed by Powerhouse Company, uses recyclable timber and sources energy from rooftop solar panels Dutch architecture firm Powerhouse Company has completed a floating

Architecture

Exploring 100 years of radical Dutch social design

A new exhibition at Het Nieuwe Instituut highlights disruptive design ideas in pursuit of an equitable society through immersive installations Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam

Design

Urban Sun installation claims to ‘clean’ public spaces of coronavirus

Aimed at enabling outdoor gatherings, the Studio Roosegaarde project cites scientific research into the sanitising effects of far-UVC light Words by Francesca Perry In the

Design

The Hoodie: Western fashion’s most politically loaded garment

February II (2019) by Devan Shimoyama, image courtesy of Het Niuewe Instituut The humble hoodie may have begun as a functional garment, but it has

Opinion

Sam Jacob on his career, work with FAT and architecture as communication

In the latest edition of Icon Minds, we hear from Sam Jacob, formerly one-third of FAT, on his creative path and the role architects play

Features

Timmerhuis, Rotterdam, by OMA

This city hall pixellates local government, splitting its many functions into a mass of grey-glass cubes, which hold the possibility of endless reconfiguration Easy to

News

23 January: This week’s most read

Gehry, Nouvel, Viñoly’s, MVRDV and Sérgio Bernardes held your attention this week 1. MVRDV’s Markthal The Dutch practice’s building in Rotterdam (above) attracted both negative and

Comment

Bertjan Pot

The Dutch designer’s masks and coat hooks may appear absurd, but their commercial appeal has attracted a host of admirers, from Moustache to G-Star Raw Bertjan

News

16 January: This week’s most read

MVRDV’s grand gesture in Rotterdam, architects’ role in the war and Owen Hatherley’s angle on the Walkie-Talkie caused a buzz among Icon readers this week

Comment

MVRDV’s Markthal

Eleven storeys of housing arch over a market with 100 stalls Ten years in the making, MVRDV’s grand gesture in its home city wraps a

News

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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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