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Posts tagged 'tall buildings'

Behind Greece’s new tallest building, a neighbourhood reshaped by profit

The recently unveiled plans for Foster + Partners’ Marina Tower herald the greenwashed privatisation of an Athens suburb Words by George Kafka and George Papam

Opinion

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

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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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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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


Videos

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