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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

Cinzia says… is the first major retrospective of Italian artist and fashion designer Cinzia Ruggeri

Finland welcomes new design festival to Helsinki

Vitra acquires Kazuo Shinohara’s iconic Umbrella House

Norm Architects complete Michelin-starred restaurant ÄNG in Sweden

Biennale De Renava opens its first edition in Bonifacio

World Architecture Festival 2022 reveals shortlist ahead of ‘Together’ Lisbon event

Annabel Karim Kassar unveils new installation, The Lebanese House, at the V&A

Studio Ossidiana unveils small-scale museum for immersive art in Flevoland

André Fu announces three site specific commissions for Hong Kong Palace Museum


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

Cinzia says… is the first major retrospective of Italian artist and fashion designer Cinzia Ruggeri

Finland welcomes new design festival to Helsinki

Vitra acquires Kazuo Shinohara’s iconic Umbrella House

Norm Architects complete Michelin-starred restaurant ÄNG in Sweden

Biennale De Renava opens its first edition in Bonifacio

World Architecture Festival 2022 reveals shortlist ahead of ‘Together’ Lisbon event

Annabel Karim Kassar unveils new installation, The Lebanese House, at the V&A

Studio Ossidiana unveils small-scale museum for immersive art in Flevoland

André Fu announces three site specific commissions for Hong Kong Palace Museum


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