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Milan Design Week – Top Pick

In celebration of the Salone, fashion brand COS have partnered up with architect Sou Fujimoto to create ‘Forest of Light.’ We aren’t in Milan this yea- MASSIVE BOO-  but we keep checking Twitter and Icon magazine’s website to see what their top picks are!


Taking inspiration from the COS Spring Summer 2016 collection, ‘Forest of Light’ explores ideas of interaction and perspective; the darkened space is illuminated by cones of light that are designed to respond to visitors’ movements. Specially-composed sounds, subtle fog and mirrored walls create an immersive, infinite landscape where the conical spotlights become abstracted trees in a shifting forest of light.

cosBuilt in the 1930s by Italian architect Mario Cereghini, the installation is located in Cinema Arti in Milan’s San Babila district. A former theatre, the now derelict venue has inspired the key aspects of Sou Fujimoto’s design and provides an expansive backdrop to the installation.

cosCOS has been inspired by the work of Sou Fujimoto for many years. Often focusing on negative space and the concept of bringing the outside in, some of Fujimoto’s most well known architectural projects such as the 2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion blur the parameters of space, with edges dissolving into their surrounding environment.

For more information on the project, click here.

Waugh Thistleton

London-based architecture studio Waugh Thistleton has unveiled a redesign of Development House in Shoreditch.

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Hot: Tickets for The Icon Awards 2013


The Icon Awards  is one of the most highly anticipated events in the design calendar attended by over 600 international architects and designers. Eminent industry figureheads judged the eleven categories ranging from high profile buildings to emerging talents and  the winners will be announced on the 5 December 2013 in the East London venue Oval Space.

For 2013, public are invited to attend the celebrations with the finest in architecture and design from Britain and across the world. The evening will feature live music, free drink and canapés, goody bags filled with design treats and the chance to rub shoulders with the most revered names in architecture and design.
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Open House 2013 with 10 Downing Street


Above: No 10 Downing Street, Westminster

During the London Design Festival Open House London will be giving the public much more than a through-the-keyhole view of some of the capital’s greatest buildings.

For the first time 10 Downing Street will be opening it’s doors to the public as part of a balloted entry process. Continue Reading…

Architects create Dolls’ Houses


Above: Coffey Architects

Some of the worlds best-known architects have been let loose to design Dolls’ Houses, fulfilling most architects’ fantasies to build a house free from planning restrictions, structural considerations and budgets.

The houses have been designed the A Dolls’ House Project, curated by Cathedral Group in aid of children’s charity KIDS. Continue Reading…

Talking Architecture at 100% Design


Above: Richard Rogers

The range of Talks with 100% Design during the London Design Festival is whetting our appetite for design debate. The first day of talks on Wednesday 18th September is focused around architecture. Headlining the architecture programme will be Richard Rogers in conversation with Icon magazine’s Christopher Turner. Continue Reading…

Elegant connection of two apartments in a Clerkenwell Warehouse


Two apartments in a historic warehouse building in Clerkenwell have been connected by Coffey Architects to form one large flexible apartment. Continue Reading…

Peter Zumthor reconsiders LACMA


Until 15th September, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is showing an exhibition of the Pritzker Prize-winning architect, Peter Zumthor.  Continue Reading…

FRAC Centre and 9th ArchiLab exhibition


Above: Les Turbulences, FRAC Centre. © Jakob + MacFarlane. Photography N. Borel

On 14th September 2013 the Regional Fund of the Contemporary Art in the Centre Region (FRAC Centre) will open to the public in Orléans, France. Continue Reading…

Urban Salon creates art school atmosphere for advertising agency, BBH

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London architectural and design studio, Urban Salon, has recently completed a refurbishment and redesign of the advertising agency BBH’s London Office in Soho. Continue Reading…

Party Wall at MoMA PS1

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Architecture practice, CODA has won the 14th annual Young Architects Program (YAP) at the MoMA and MoMA PS1 in New York with it’s Party Wall installation. Continue Reading…

Forgotten Spaces competition

Aldwych Baths

Above: Aldwych Baths (Aldwych Station, London Borough of Westminster, WC2R 2LS) by Charlotte Tamplin, Charlotte Marshall, Kate Stevens. A public baths facility situated in the disused Aldwych tube station with a connection to the Thames at Victoria Embankment

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Rafael Viñoly designs New York’s tallest residential tower

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Set to be the western hemisphere’s tallest tower, 432 Park Avenue in New York is due for completion in 2015. Continue Reading…

Urban Salon’s Sexual Health Clinic breaks taboos


Urban Salon’s sexual health centre on Burrell Street has been opened to the public. Guy’s and St Thomas’ Trust in London runs the clinic, Urban Studio’s first NHS project. Continue Reading…

OMA wins tower competition in Stockholm

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Above: OMA’s design proposes the introduction of a “rough skin”, formed through a striking, alternating pattern of protruding living spaces and introverted outdoor spaces. Copyright OMA – bloomimages

OMA’s design proposal for the third tallest twin skyscrapers in Sweden, has won the Tors Torn (Thor’s Towers) design competition in Stockholm. Continue Reading…

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