ICON magazine issue #073
Like a hype-cannon aimed at the future, or a radio telescope picking up transmissions from planet Koolhaas, OMA’s Prada Transformer graces the cover of the July icon, which is in shops now. We look at Rem’s pavilion-to-end-all-pavilions from all angles. Also on pavilion patrol are artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, who turn Sverre Fehn’s 1962 Nordic pavilion in Venice into a modernist shag-pad. More modest sleeping quarters are on offer from Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena – we take a look at his brick dorm block in Austin, Texas.
On the design side, can home fabrication and the internet really turn everyone into a designer? That’s the digital democratic dream, but as our in-depth essay finds out, the reality is a lot more complicated. Plus, from non-designers designing stuff we turn to designers trying to escape designing stuff – we explore the in-between world of guilty design.
Up front, there’s a round-up of Milan’s Salone del Mobile, Renzo Piano talks about his new extension to the Art Institute of Chicago and we bid farewell to JG Ballard. In the back, Review goes to the movies with verdicts on Objectified and Synecdoche, New York.
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