We need a new design discipline that shares and amplifies the innovative, radical thinking of the countryside, writes Hana Loftus of HAT Projects
The undeniable impact of the eerie French drama The Returned owes much to its unsettling locations, writes Charles Holland
Grimshaw and Arup have built a major new transit hub in New York's financial district that is intended to be "Lower Manhattan's front door"
There's something comforting about the wispy metaphor for the network that underpins most aspects of our daily lives, says James Bridle. It's easy to forget the reality of its vast physical infrastructure
Keller Easterling's provocative study of infrastructure, the operating system governing everyday life, impresses Jay Owens
An affordable electric scooter that will rely on a network of battery charging stations could revolutionise transport infrastructure in densely populated cities. David Phelan was at the product's launch last week in Las Vegas
The London Society chair discusses the green belt, the housing crisis, smart cities, tall buildings and cycling
Joseph Bazalgette’s subterranean network did more than prevent epidemics and reduce the city stink – it fundamentally altered the relationship between the individual and the modern metropolis, says Barbara Penner
Passengers sensitive to the mindless abuse of Madchester-era colour schemes may wish to seek alternative means of transport
The inaugural event brought together a diverse range of products and brands and heralded the arrival of China on the international design stage
Icon asked a dozen experts and practitioners to nominate the people they think are, in some way, shaping the future. The resulting list of global talent is a snapshot that shows how young designers and architects are pushing the boundaries of their disciplines and trying to change the world
John McAslan has completed a dramatic new ticket hall at King’s Cross that is a giant leap towards restoring the station to its former glory
In just ten years, Shanghai has built an astonishing cat’s cradle of downtown elevated highways and overpasses. At night, they shine with blue neon. It’s a sublime spectacle – the architecture of the future.
The Westway, which opened in July 1970, is a botched modernist operation, as if part of Los Angeles’ freeway system has been grafted on to bypass west London’s coagulated arteries – only for London’s weakly pumping heart to reject it.