Icon - 009 - January 2004

Icon - 009 - January 2004
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Publication Date Jan 2004
Abstract   Rafael Moneo Rafael Moneo has just completed a hospital in Madrid which is a manifestation of his ideas on making legible cities. We look at this project and talk to last year's RIBA Gold Medal winner about the importance of consistency, history and David Beckham. Thomas Heatherwick Thomas Heatherwick is playing with a yellow plastic tooth-flossing device. He picked it up at Boots, and he uses it every day. "Flossing is a nightmare of jamming your fingers in your mouth," he says. "Your fingertips go blue. But you only need one hand to use this." Tom Bloxham Why can't all property developers be like Tom Bloxham? His candid blue eyes are fixed on the next deal, but he's got a broad enough focus to care about his schemes and their effect on communities. Another year, another round of design shows But which are the must-see events and, just as important, which have the best parties? We asked globe-trotting design junkie Max Fraser to round up the most prestigious ones and rate them in terms of quality and fun. The Club The ICA in London is assembling a global network of urban creative types - not just to swap business cards, but to change the world as we know it. Review: Area Area is styled as "an exhibition in a book", its content determined by ten well-known graphic designers who have each chosen ten "rising stars" of the international scene. Christopher Wilson talks to Peter Saville about the book and its place within contemporary design.   Jacques Herzog's lecture left the London architecture scene in a swoon last month. This was the biggest gig I had ever seen by an architect in London, and Herzog could have packed out the capacious Union Chapel in Islington twice over, judging by the queues outside. Review: Max OS X Panther Apple's upgraded operating system leaves Sam Jacob doubting reality. News: Fabio Novembre's new hotel Fabio Novembre has completed a new hotel in Florence, in the historic district of San Frediano.
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Format Magazine
Month January 2004
Language English
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