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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

Members of parliament

In the lead up to the UK general election, Manchester-based design studio Instruct asks whether public faith in our political masters can be restored with

Rethink

O’Donnell + Tuomey’s LSE Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

O’Donnell + Tuomey’s student union for the LSE is both an ingenious response to an almost impossible site and a bold, brilliant urban sculpture In

Features

Doshi Levien

The design duo’s Almora chair won an award at IMM Cologne last week. Next week in Stockholm, they will reveal a new version of their

News

Editor's choice

Logomotive: a history of American railroad graphics

Major new contemporary art museum opens in Spain

Public space restored in Albanian village with carpet-inspired design

Vallet de Martinis designs two brick schools for French town of Noyon

FRPO designs new cultural hub in Mexican city of Toluca

Amid a climate crisis, what does the ‘ideal city’ look like?

Tokyo public toilet designed as ‘floating’ concrete block

DK-CM turns old laundry house into dance studios

Lithuanian bus station designed as tree-filled social hub


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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Logomotive: a history of American railroad graphics

Major new contemporary art museum opens in Spain

Public space restored in Albanian village with carpet-inspired design

Vallet de Martinis designs two brick schools for French town of Noyon

FRPO designs new cultural hub in Mexican city of Toluca

Amid a climate crisis, what does the ‘ideal city’ look like?

Tokyo public toilet designed as ‘floating’ concrete block

DK-CM turns old laundry house into dance studios

Lithuanian bus station designed as tree-filled social hub


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