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Posts tagged 'social housing'

Tatiana Bilbao is one of Mexico’s most creative designers

Tatiana Bilbao’s Social Housing. Photo by Enrique Macias Known or her human-centred approach to design, Tatiana Bilbao has worked on sustainable projects that showcase her

Architects
A brief history of Brutalist social estate Thamesmead

A brief history of Brutalist social estate Thamesmead

  Thamesmead was designed to be a revolutionary housing estate but, like many of its Brutalist contemporaries, it failed to meet its utopian goals Thamesmead

Buildings

2019 Stirling Prize goes to Goldsmith Street by Mikhail Riches and Cathy Hawley

Goldsmith Street by Mikhail Riches and Cathy Hawley was awarded the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize. Photography by Tim Crocker Mikhail Riches and Cathy Hawley’s Goldsmith

News

Is micro housing the way to solve the housing crisis?

Kaolin Court, a development in Stoke Newington designed by Stolon Studio London’s population has sparked experiments in micro-homes, shared space and cohousing. But how close

Features

Can Public Practice shape how cities are built?

From a class of 17 to start, the planning non-profit has bigger ambitions for how cities build social housing. Is the tide turning for public

Cities

Kanye West linked to neo-brutalist social housing project

Kanye West’s first YEEZY Home architecture project appears to be a concrete social housing development   Just weeks after Kanye West announced his official launch

News

Peter Barber: The man behind the front door

Peter Barber at his Kings Cross studio. Photo Kevin Davies. Peter Barber has brough both quality and sociability to London’s social housing, with a string

Features

Raymond Unwin and Barry Parker: British planners with focus on function over form

Parker and Unwin’s original plan of Letchworth Garden City, 1904. After reading about social housing architect Peter Barber on Icon 179, one reader felt compelled

Features

Douglas Murphy: ‘The fire at Grenfell Tower is a tragedy that should change everything’

Icon’s architecture correspondent identifies four major questions that will need to be addressed in the wake of last week’s disaster Two disasters at the turn

Comment

Concretopia

Britain’s postwar landscape is illuminated through the stories of the people who planned, built and lived in it, finds Steve Parnell Concretopia is one man’s

Review

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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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Salone del Mobile: Tomas Alonso and Studio Brynjar & Veronika for Swarovski

New Nordic design

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Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Nendo’s Oki Sato

Keiichi Matsuda: Augmented Hyper-Reality