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Rem Koolhaas and the New Frontline of Transformation

00:00 - 5 October, 2014
Rem Koolhaas and the New Frontline of Transformation, © Flickr CC User Giulio Bernardi
© Flickr CC User Giulio Bernardi

When you abandon the countryside in favour of the city, what do you leave behind? In a recent essay for Icon Magazine, OMA co-founder Rem Koolhaas deliberates on the intersection between the two, arguing that "our current obsession with only the city is highly irresponsible because you cannot understand the city without understanding the countryside."

Under the Skin: Exploring BIG Through the Danish Maritime Museum

00:00 - 1 August, 2014
Under the Skin: Exploring BIG Through the Danish Maritime Museum, © Rasmus Hjortshøj
© Rasmus Hjortshøj

With a voluminous portfolio and a bold, light-hearted persona, Bjarke Ingels is among the most respected young architects of the era. Now, as he enters his forties, this article from Icon looks at one of his longest-running projects: The Danish National Maritime Museum. Exploring the development of this project from competition winning proposal in 2006 to completion last year, it discusses some of BIG’s more daring decisions for the museum’s design, as well as Ingels’ development as an architect on the international stage.

Icon selects San Rocco as Emerging Architect of the Year

01:00 - 2 February, 2013
"Books of Copies" at the 13th Venice Biennale
"Books of Copies" at the 13th Venice Biennale

San Rocco have been announced as the recipients of the inaugural Icon Award for Emerging Architectural Practice of the Year.

However, San Rocco is not your typical architectural practice. Departing from the traditional model, San Rocco is a collaboration of firms with different disciplines; Instead of buildings, they are known for their publishing projects.