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Posts tagged 'smart cities'

ICON Minds: The Future of Cities

The UN predicts two thirds of the global population will be urban dwellers by 2050. How will designers need to adapt to face new demands,

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Zaha Hadid Architects designing waterfront Moscow smart city

Image courtesy ZHA/Flying Architecture Zaha Hadid Architects have been chosen along with five other practices to develop a huge site west of Moscow   Zaha

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Keiichi Matsuda: Total digital overload

The London-based designer’s films offer a glimpse into a nightmarish sci-fi future in which every surface, appliance and inch of peripheral vision fizzes with data

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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

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Gogoro Smartscooter

An affordable electric scooter that will rely on a network of battery charging stations could revolutionise transport infrastructure in densely populated cities. David Phelan was

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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

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9 January: This week’s most read

Smart cities, architectural photography and Apple’s Jonathan Ive were some of the things Icon readers read about most this week 1. Can we outsmart the

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Can we outsmart the smart city?

Masdar, a $20 billion smart city being built in the Abu Dhabi desert  A new generation of cities are being wired up to control themselves

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ICON meets Peter Murray

ICON caught up with London Society chair Peter Murray to discuss the green belt, the housing crisis, smart cities, tall buildings and cycling. Relaunched this

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Icon 138: Data

From smart cities to mass surveillance, our December issue – out on 1 November – looks at the complex relationship between democracy and big data

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

ROOI Design creates temporary structure using recyclable building components

How fashion company Community Clothing is breathing new life into Britain’s manufacturing industry

ICON x RAK Ceramics

Crimes Against Design: The plastic shopping bag

ICON x RAK Ceramics

An exploration into Scandinavia’s most remote architecture

ICON x Bolon

Yinka Ilori brings the feel-good factor back to London

Peris+Toral’s modular apartments in a Barcelona suburb blur the boundaries between public and private spaces


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

ROOI Design creates temporary structure using recyclable building components

How fashion company Community Clothing is breathing new life into Britain’s manufacturing industry

ICON x RAK Ceramics

Crimes Against Design: The plastic shopping bag

ICON x RAK Ceramics

An exploration into Scandinavia’s most remote architecture

ICON x Bolon

Yinka Ilori brings the feel-good factor back to London

Peris+Toral’s modular apartments in a Barcelona suburb blur the boundaries between public and private spaces


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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