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‘Our postmodern time should be a liberation from every generation having to follow a pre-prepared style.’ Says London Architect Amin Taha. His goal he says, quoting Le Corbusier,...

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Have you sorted your Milan Design Week must-visit list yet? Well chances are that Ventura Centrale is top of your list. Centrale was the MOST instragrammed spot in 2017's Salone, afterall....

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Have you picked up the April issue of ICON yet? Hurry, May is just around the corner. Inside: Superstructures back in the spotlight, Andreas Gursky at the Hayward, Amin Taha, Trump's...

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Prove your smarts in this month's editon of What Icon? Look at the image below, can you tell what this shining orb is? Answers in the comments, don't forget to mention @WhatBuilding...

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ICON Magazine's April Icon of the Month is JODRELL BANK - the earliest surviving radio astronomy observtory has just been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, by the British Government. What...

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‘Our postmodern time should be a liberation from every generation having to follow a pre-prepared style.’ Says London Architect Amin Taha. His goal he says, quoting Le Corbusier,...

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Light is the name of the new show debuting in Clerkenwell Design Week this year. Legendary nightclub Fabric will host the lighting show, it's shadowy interior and nightclub history...

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Swiss design has long been overshadowed by the country’s engineering prowess. Now a national drive to bring the two cultures together could spawn a new era of innovation. Pictured:...

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The work of Dutch photographer Maarten Rots transforms architectural moments into 2D abstractions. His new series, Echoes, is a riff on the interplay between light, shadow and texture...

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'I consider myself very Scandinavian because I try to pick the right material to be used in the right place. And I think this is a Scandinavian virtue, maybe especially a Danish virtue,...

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Now in its 10th year, the Design Museum’s influential Designers in Residence programme has much to celebrate. But with the discipline breaking out of its traditional role, the set-up...

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‘The design that we like to do is for people to use. Not just as an artistic statement,’ say Joel and Kate Booy from their studio - Truly Truly - in Rotterdam. ‘But we don’t...

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Ever wonder how glass is made? Icon visited @brokislighting's factory in Bohemia and watched them make some of Lucie Koldová's Muffin lights. More on Icon online now. . #glass #lightingdesign...

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Salone del Mobile 2018 is just around the corner. ICON spoke to Margriet Vollenberg about the return of her cult event Ventura Centrale- and the legacy of Milan favourite #VenturaLambrate...

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Icon's April cover was designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. The issue explores the return of high-tech superstructures and the enduring legacy of buildings like the Centre Pompidou...

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There are few things more satisfying than enjoying a cocktail at sunset in a cruise-ship bar. Maritime vintage and casual luxury: the Sansibar aboard the EUROPA 2 - part of the Hapag-Lloyd...

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Seoul grew and was built around cars and commercialism, but now a huge stretch of 1970s motorway has been converted into a public park, High-Line style - but will it work? and will...

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Are high-tech superstructures about to experience a revival and shimmy it's way back into fashion? @EdwinHeathcote thinks it might just. Especially since the launch of a hot new exhibition...

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Missed the latest Maison &Objet in Paris? @EChoppin has your back. "There was a notable return to design touched by the hand of the maker at Maison & Object 2018. Brands and designers...

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"Good design is efficient and effective. Anything else would be a waste of money for our clients and confusing for our target audience." That was the basis for the creative branding...

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The work of Dutch photographer Maarten Rots transforms architectural moments into 2D abstractions. His new series, Echoes, is a riff on the interplay between light, shadow and texture...

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New Issue Alert! Inside: Superstructures are back in the spotlight, Andreas Gursky sells out Hayward, Amin Taha is on fire, Trump's embassy anxiety, and much more. Pick up a copy...

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A new show by Designer Lucie Koldová is kicking off a year dedicated to celebrating traditional Czech glass blowing at the Kvalitar gallery in Prague. Her work for @brokislighting...

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What if the pictures in an activity book were actually circuits wired in silver ink? Suddenly the possibilities of cut-out, folded paper become infinitely more interesting – as Paris...

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How does a new order perpetuate itself? This was among the questions facing the Communist party when it seized control of China in 1949. Xuanchuan, or propaganda, immediately provided...

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China is country of contrasts. This is beautifully caputred in @scotnewett's incredible shots, featured in our China Issue. Out Now! . . . . . . . #icon #design#architecture #China...

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'In China, the desire to go back to the countryside has nothing to do with an economic crisis in urban environments. It’s because life in Chinese cities has become very unhealthy,'...

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In Shanghai in the 1920's, 30s and 40s there was a vibrant and prolific community of artists, architects, designers and fashionistas exploring the boundaries of traditional design and...

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Our China Issue is out now! The juncture at which China has arrived is prompting extensive self-scrutiny. Shenzhen, which once sported the dubious, almost legendary reputation as a...

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In 2011, the Chinese Communist party announced that social housing was to be the new Big Thing. It mandated 36 million new homes to be built by 2015. For those with long memories, you...

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"The days when foreign architects treated China like the frontier are over." - Ma Yansong @Madarchitects founder Ma Yansong was born in Beijing and studied at the Beijing University...