The Covent Garden we know today is the direct result of successful community activism. So how did it become so horrible?
Separate entrances for low-income residents have become a potent symbol of London’s social apartheid, writes Priya Khanchandani
Mikhail Riches and Cathy Hawley's Goldsmith Street wins the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize and the inaugural Neave Brown Award for Housing as architects confront both the environmental and the housing crisis.
The city’s booming population has sparked experiments in micro-homes, shared space and cohousing. But how close do we want to get?
A century since Le Corbusier began his journey as an architect, he remains one of the profession's most influential and controversial figures
Amin Taha tells Icon about his battle to save his Clerkenwell Close studio and home from demolition, as part of the Icon Minds series
Roehampton's Alton Estate is one of 10 buildings on the Twentieth Century Society’s list of buildings at risk of demolition. Edwin Heathcote argues for its survival
Councils don’t just need to ‘engage with’ communities, writes Josh Fenton. They need to give them a genuine role in decision-making
Icon’s architecture correspondent identifies four major questions that will need to be addressed in the wake of last week’s disaster
It is the great unspoken truth of architecture, says Edwin Heathcote: when it comes to the buildings that matter most in people’s lives, it has failed
In our latest issue, Edwin Heathcote asks whether even the best architects have become too ineffective to solve the UK’s housing crisis. We also recall how 1960s counterculture sparked a graphic design revolution
Through a book, ceramic model and top trump cards, this ‘set’ explores the astonishing achievements and costs of Soviet efforts to rehouse an entire country within 30 years, says Owen Hatherley
This west London complex presents co-living as a lifestyle choice, but relies on a very cynical idea of community, says Debika Ray
An elegant residential tower in the central of the Brazilian city offers a much-needed model for smarter urban living in a city choked by traffic, sprawl and inflated prices, says Saul Taylor
The housing crisis is forcing people to live in ever more cramped conditions, but history teaches us that well-designed homes and public spaces are the bedrock of a civilised society
Developer Roger Zogolovitch and architect Alex Ely discuss the logistics and potentials of the abundant gap sites to be found scattered across our cities
Beyond the A13, the staid seaside towns and the flat, muddy fields of its heartland lies an alternative Essex – an unlikely hotbed of radical modernism, writes Charles Holland