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Studio NYALI completes ArchiAfrika Pavilion in Venice

Designed as an exhibition and gathering space, the pavilion celebrates the architecture of Africa and the Black diaspora Words by Francesca Perry Studio NYALI, an

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Turning a fence into a playground in a Venetian fortress

The interactive installation by two Czech practices forms part of the Venice Architecture Biennale’s exhibition, How will we play together? Words by Francesca Perry The

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What you’re missing at the Venice Architecture Biennale

From timber cohousing to privatised public space, here are 12 highlights of what’s on show this year, responding to the theme: How will we live

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Venice Architecture Biennale curator Hashim Sarkis asks: How will we live together?

Hashim Sarkis. photo by Jacopo Salvi, courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia Icon editor Priya Khanchandani speaks to the exhibition’s curator and dean of the

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Alejandro Aravena on conflict, the legacy of his Venice Biennale, and being bold in the face of earthquakes

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Alejandro Aravena. Photograph courtesy Elemental/Phaidon “Boldness is the fairest way to establish a dialogue with the massive forces of nature”, says the

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Ira von Fürstenberg: Unique Objects

The princess and designer Ira von Fürstenberg has created a line of objets d’art that are part-bestiary, part-kunstkammer, writes Joe Lloyd   The Princess Ira

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Paolo Monti: the great documenter of post-war Italy

A self-taught photographer, Paolo Monti became the great documenter of post-war Italy, from the elegiac decline of Venice to the abstract geometry of Milan, writes Joe

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Zaven: ‘When we design something, we like to give it meaning and a relation to something else.’

If you can design one thing, you can design everything, wrote Massimo Vignelli. Venice-based duo Zaven are out to prove it. From product design to

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Icon 134: Venice Biennale

The cover features an image from South Korea’s Golden Lion-winning pavilion in the Giardini Icon’s August 2014 features in-depth analysis of the Venice Biennale, from the

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Learning in Glass: Salviati Murano Exhibition

Venetian glass manufacturer Salviati was founded in 1859 and, by the end of the 19th century, was famous for its enamel glass mosaics. In London,

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

Andrew Berman Architect completes sustainable library transformation

Snøhetta designs co-working space in Tokyo

‘15-minute city’ idea wins Obel Award

Old Fiat factory rooftop transformed into public garden

Sumaya Dabbagh designs monumental Dubai mosque

Renzo Piano-designed Academy Museum opens in LA

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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

Andrew Berman Architect completes sustainable library transformation

Snøhetta designs co-working space in Tokyo

‘15-minute city’ idea wins Obel Award

Old Fiat factory rooftop transformed into public garden

Sumaya Dabbagh designs monumental Dubai mosque

Renzo Piano-designed Academy Museum opens in LA

In an industrial landscape, a transformed bird hide emerges

PLAY: visual inspiration for architectural design

Rethinking the future of the Los Angeles River


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