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The Festival of Britain at 70: questioning the myth

The 1951 festival has long been the victim of selective memory. As the British people gird themselves for a sequel, it’s time we got the

Design

Emergency housing for homeless young people must be better designed

Three UK architects discuss why they developed guidelines for improving emergency shelters for young people – and what needs to change Words by Miranda MacLaren,

Opinion

Crimes Against Design: Downing Street’s briefing room

At a cost of £2.6m, the UK government’s new White House-style press briefing room is surely nothing more than an ill-timed vanity project Words by

Crimes Against Design

Tired of Zoom? Yo-Yo Machines enable long-distance communication through light and movement

Developed by Interaction Research Studio, the makeshift devices allow playful forms of communication to connect those separated by the pandemic Words by Francesca Perry In

Design

The problem of a lack of diversity in architecture starts early, but it can be fixed

We need to do more to expand access to the profession from a young age Wealdstone Youth Workshop in London, 2018. Photograph: Thomas Adank Words

Opinion
Every city needs an ending: the story of the green belt

Every city needs an ending: the story of the green belt

The view west from Tilbury Fort, Essex, 2019. Image: Chris Dorley-Brown. The green belt has always been an unhappy mash-up – a patchwork of leftover

Features

Nuclear bunkers: How Cold War architecture is offering Digital Age solutions

After decades of neglect, UK nuclear bunkers may just have an alternative future ahead as high-tech digital age facilities, writes Sean Kinnear.   North Korea have

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

Architectural legacy of the European Union: What remains after Brexit?

For decades, the built landscape of Britain has been shaped by European funding. So how will future historians view the ruins of the EU era,

Features

The lasting appeal of modernist Essex

In the issue on Home, Charles Holland took a trip down memory lane to rediscover a series of modernist gems in villages around Essex. We

News

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Brutalist Czech bus terminal restored by Chybik + Kristof

Rethinking care: Design Museum hosts online showcase of emerging designers

The Festival of Britain at 70: questioning the myth

Montreal’s massive Biodome redesigned by KANVA

Explore Portuguese innovation, sustainability and contemporary design at The Hotel Show Dubai 2021

Manuel Herz designs ‘symbolic synagogue’ in Ukraine

UK housing design needs to be more Scandinavian

Public installation ‘Arena for a Tree’ opens in Basel

Sculptural school with rooftop playgrounds completed in Marseille


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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Brutalist Czech bus terminal restored by Chybik + Kristof

Rethinking care: Design Museum hosts online showcase of emerging designers

The Festival of Britain at 70: questioning the myth

Montreal’s massive Biodome redesigned by KANVA

Explore Portuguese innovation, sustainability and contemporary design at The Hotel Show Dubai 2021

Manuel Herz designs ‘symbolic synagogue’ in Ukraine

UK housing design needs to be more Scandinavian

Public installation ‘Arena for a Tree’ opens in Basel

Sculptural school with rooftop playgrounds completed in Marseille


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 preview: 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