A book that seeks to make the case for a Green New Deal merely exposes the faultlines in the uneasy green-red coalition behind it, argues Tim Abrahams 

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Thursday, 02 April 2020 10:20

Wild seeds of an edible landscape

Permaculture gardening seeks to make land more productive by allowing nature to retake control. Adopted by urban farmers, designers, even tech-savvy futurists, it is already changing the way we design and nurture green spaces. By Katy Kelleher.

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Wednesday, 04 March 2020 11:00

10 buildings by Norman Foster

Here's a look at 10 of the most recognisable buildings by Norman Foster, widely recognised as one of the leading architects in Britain

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Get a bitesize overview of the week’s headlines and events with Icon’s round-up

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Bringing nature into hospital design creates spaces that are non-institutional and fundamentally nurturing

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Waugh Thistleton's Kirsten Haggart makes the case for using timber construction to tackle climate change urgently

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Explore the best of Portuguese design at the London Design Fair

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Beauty, colour and texture combined in innovative creations at the RCA's graduate shows

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All 17 Stirling Prize winners signed a declaration promising action on the 'climate and biodiversity emergency'

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The new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum asks plenty of questions about waste and sustainability

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London Craft Week is back to share the work of makers from across the spectrum of craft and creativity

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How London-based studio Made Thought incorporated sustainability and circularity into the core of their work, without sacrificing content or style. 

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Recycled plastic comes to life in Pentatonic x Snarkitecture's new sustainable design collaboration

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Monday, 02 March 2015 10:56

Earth Matters

Work by Formafantasma, the Campana brothers, Max Lamb and Vivienne Westwood are on display as part of an exhibition at the spectacular Artipelag gallery in Sweden that shows off design that embraces rather than exploits nature. Curator Lidewij Edelkoort told us more about it

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Tuesday, 03 February 2015 15:49

Jean Louis Iratzoki’s bioplastic chair

We spoke to the designer of a biodegradable chair for Basque brand Alki, which has a seat made of a sugarcane, maize or beet polymer

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Friday, 16 January 2015 14:17

Gogoro Smartscooter

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

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Thursday, 20 November 2014 12:12

The Vamp by Paul Cocksedge

In an effort to reanimate used electronic equipment, the London-based designer has created a Bluetooth device that you can stick onto any old speaker to play music

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014 11:11

Kim Herforth Nielsen, 3XN

The Danish architect discusses his practice's people-centred architecture and his holistic approach to sustainability

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Wednesday, 03 September 2014 13:43

19 Greek Street

A chandelier reminiscent of scientific equipment, ceramics that resemble iced biscuits and products made of discarded glass are among the items on display at the cafe and gallery

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Wednesday, 16 December 2009 15:07

Climate Camp

More than just a protest, the Climate Camp on London’s Blackheath was 
a proposal for a changed, healed world. It might be different to Canary Wharf, says Owen Hatherley, but is it really any better?

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