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Posts tagged 'Skyscrapers'

Who is London building upwards for?

A new report on the capital’s tall towers reveals a city still gripped by real estate speculation and unaffordable housing, despite ongoing crises Words by

Opinion

UltraRope

Sometimes it is the unexpected or overlooked that can have the greatest impact. UltraRope is a new carbon-fibre cable for lift shafts that could revolutionise

Features

Leadenhall Building

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners’ most recent addition to the City of London’s skyline is surprisingly sensitive at ground level for a building that needs

News

Roma Agrawal: Skyscrapers and lifts to the moon

In this podcast, the structural engineer discusses her work on The Shard and the role of tall buildings in tackling London’s problems. Use the icon

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The Shard by Renzo Piano

(image: Luke Hayes) London’s newest attraction – the 244m-high viewing platform of Renzo Piano’s Shard, western Europe’s tallest building – opened to the public in

Features

Adrian Smith: the world’s tallest buildings

The super-tall skyscraper is a contentious thing. The culmination of our technological and cultural evolution, such buildings are some of the most readily identifiable symbols

Features

Icon 117: Skyscrapers

CLICK TO SUBSCRIBE NOW Icon 117: Skyscrapers Only 66 buildings over 200m were completed in 2012, according to the annual report of the Council on

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

Patricia Urquiola reveals her early inspirations, latest work with Flos and what excites her about a new project

Aritco hosts Third Age panel discussion at Design London

Marco Oggian’s bold aesthetic graces the cover of ICON’s autumn issue

ICON 209 : Autumn 2022

5 unmissable exhibitions and installations at Design London 2022

Evelina Kroon draws on retro graphic patterns from the 60s for her latest work with Aritco

Sabine Marcelis, Lee Broom and more join Discussions at Design London

Design London returns to London Design Festival this September

Thailand’s BCG Heroes Showcase at Design London 2022


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

Patricia Urquiola reveals her early inspirations, latest work with Flos and what excites her about a new project

Aritco hosts Third Age panel discussion at Design London

Marco Oggian’s bold aesthetic graces the cover of ICON’s autumn issue

ICON 209 : Autumn 2022

5 unmissable exhibitions and installations at Design London 2022

Evelina Kroon draws on retro graphic patterns from the 60s for her latest work with Aritco

Sabine Marcelis, Lee Broom and more join Discussions at Design London

Design London returns to London Design Festival this September

Thailand’s BCG Heroes Showcase at Design London 2022


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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