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Posts tagged 'Urban Planning'

Taking the ‘master’ out of masterplans: why we need to rethink the role of the architect

If we want cities to be more inclusive, we should design them collaboratively Words and illustrations by Oliver Schulze and Louise Grassov Seen as a

Opinion

Loophole city: how one index shapes Mumbai’s rampant development

The exploitation of the Floor Space Index (FSI) is a key factor in Mumbai’s increasingly unequal, profit-hungry urbanisation Words by Vineet Diwadkar Fears and desires

Cities

Public Practice: It’s time for nationwide action on planning, not just high-level ambition

Public Practice Associates, 2019. Credit: Ivan Jones A focus on community in the Beauty Commission report is worth celebrating — but we need practical, nationwide

Comment

Urban spaces can feel elitist – but art empowers people to change that

When the city’s functions are already decided, it risks making residents feel alienated from urban spaces, says Cecilie Sachs Olsen   From crises in housing

Comment

Raymond Unwin and Barry Parker: British planners with focus on function over form

Parker and Unwin’s original plan of Letchworth Garden City, 1904. After reading about social housing architect Peter Barber on Icon 179, one reader felt compelled

Features

Burning Man Festival

(image: Scott London) Every summer 50,000 artists and revellers descend on Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for the Burning Man festival. The campsite they create is

Features

The African City

Mega-cities like Lagos get all the attention, but Africa’s helter-skelter urbanisation is having more effect elsewhere, says Edgar Pieterse Invoking the idea of the African

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The African City

Mega-cities like Lagos get all the attention, but Africa’s helter-skelter urbanisation is having more effect elsewhere, says Edgar Pieterse Invoking the idea of the African

Features

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

Hands-free function and hand-crafted form, from VOLA

Powered by dance: Glasgow arts centre generates energy from clubbers

Mac Collins wins Design Museum’s new annual prize

Levi’s launches recycled and recyclable jeans

Vietnamese tea factory transformed into museum

Superflex co-designs play sculptures with children in Denmark

Cosentino’s new collection uses HybriQ+ technology

Foster + Partners designs Datong Art Museum

Women of architecture celebrated in MAXXI exhibition


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

Hands-free function and hand-crafted form, from VOLA

Powered by dance: Glasgow arts centre generates energy from clubbers

Mac Collins wins Design Museum’s new annual prize

Levi’s launches recycled and recyclable jeans

Vietnamese tea factory transformed into museum

Superflex co-designs play sculptures with children in Denmark

Cosentino’s new collection uses HybriQ+ technology

Foster + Partners designs Datong Art Museum

Women of architecture celebrated in MAXXI exhibition


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