Icon - 002 - May 2003

Icon - 002 - May 2003
Publication Date 01 May 2003
Abstract Marsh View House - Lynch Architects Patrick Lynch's work is concerned with narrative in a way that is intellectually ambitious, producing architecture that is strange yet familiar, implying rather than describing a genius loci. Marsh View, a new house for an artist in Norfolk, is his biggest project yet. New urban surfaces Where I live, the pavements are cracked and bruised. The streets are scarred. The park is exhausted. This is North London but it's probably the same where you live. The ground beneath our feet has degenerated into a slum carpet: cheapskate, ill-considered and uncared for. It doesn't have to be like this. Across Europe, architects and designers are realising that the urban terrain defines the way we navigate our towns and cities, and serves as a stage upon which we live our public lives. Icon presents eight projects showing how urban surfaces can be as intelligent, beautiful and lyrical as any building or object. EMBT A new park in Barcelona Richard Wentworth On the New Art Gallery, Walsall Muf Landscaping and territorial behaviour Patterns Using digital modelling and CNC Abalos and Herreros The figurative in public spaces S333 A mountain in the Netherlands OMA Brussels is turned into billboards West 8 Evoking desire and anticipation Rotterdam Architecture Biennale Mobility is the theme of the first International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam, which opens this month. Icon spoke to its director, Francine Houben. Review: Cristina Iglesias Cristina Iglesias's first solo exhibition in the UK may be architectural in scale, but it's about intricacy and intimacy, writes Justin McGuirk.   Anish Kapoor Anish Kapoor has never heard anything like it. He has been asked by the city of Naples to design a new underground station. "They're mad," he chuckles. "It's folly! They don't know what they've let themselves in for, ha ha! But it's wonderful; I can't imagine anything better than doing a tube station." News: John Lennon's house John Lennon's bedroom is tidier than you'd expect. There is a handful of 45s scattered on a shelf behind the bed and posters of Bardot and Elvis on the walls, but the Just William books on the desk are hardly what you'd expect of a teenage rock star.
Quantity 1
Format Magazine
Month May 2003
Language English
Issue 01.05.2003
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