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Posts tagged 'Urban'

Ou Ning: An Artist Profile

  Ou Ning is more than an artist, he’s a unique voice in modern China. He chatted to Icon’s Crystal Bennes about his work and

Architecture

Tom Dyckhoff: “How successful is a city where freedom is only available to those with money to invest?”

  Forty years ago, poverty, crime and de-industrialisation nearly killed off the West’s major cities. Today, an abundance of cash threatens to do a similar

Features

Za’atari refugee camp: The architecture of exile

Za’atari refugee camp is the fifth largest settlement in Jordan. Its Syrian residents have built informal businesses, infrastructure and a new sense of identity. In

Features

Mapping the City

An exhibition at Somerset House presents street and graffiti artists’ interpretations of urban landscapes An exhibition that presents the urban landscape from the point of

GALLERY

Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games

Poster by Robert Rauschenberg 30 years ago, Deborah Sussman’s “look” for the 1984 Olympics turned LA into a sporting carnival. Bright, brash and full of

GALLERY

Seroxat, Smirnoff, THC: Laura Oldfield Ford

For an exhibition at the Stanley Picker Gallery, the artist turns her attention to the “self-medicating” suburbs, which decay as the inner city is fortified

Review

Parking signs

Few things make a New Yorker’s blood boil more than a ticket on the windshield. Is it time for parking rules to be displayed in

Rethink

Jim’s Terrible City: JG Ballard’s Shanghai

James H Bollen’s book of photographs depicts the cityscape of empty, dilapidated houses and apartments and the leitmotifs that influenced the novelist’s work Jim’s Terrible City, James

GALLERY

Urban Plunge – wild swimming in the city

Curator Jane Withers discusses her exhibition that presents proposals to reclaim our rivers and harbours An exhibition at the Roca London Gallery presents a series

Features

Torre David: evictions

Urban-Think Tank talks to Icon about the forced removal of the 3,000 residents of Torre David in Caracas Last week, the Venezuelan government began evicting

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

How fashion company Community Clothing is breathing new life into Britain’s manufacturing industry

ICON x RAK Ceramics

Crimes Against Design: The plastic shopping bag

ICON x RAK Ceramics

An exploration into Scandinavia’s most remote architecture

ICON x Bolon

Yinka Ilori brings the feel-good factor back to London

Peris+Toral’s modular apartments in a Barcelona suburb blur the boundaries between public and private spaces

OMA announces completion of Taipei Performing Arts Center set to open later this year


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

How fashion company Community Clothing is breathing new life into Britain’s manufacturing industry

ICON x RAK Ceramics

Crimes Against Design: The plastic shopping bag

ICON x RAK Ceramics

An exploration into Scandinavia’s most remote architecture

ICON x Bolon

Yinka Ilori brings the feel-good factor back to London

Peris+Toral’s modular apartments in a Barcelona suburb blur the boundaries between public and private spaces

OMA announces completion of Taipei Performing Arts Center set to open later this year


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