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Icon #185

Icon is one of the world’s leading architecture and design magazines. Every month we interview the most exciting architects and designers in the world, visit the best new buildings, analyse the most interesting new cultural movements and technologies, and review an eclectic range of exhibitions, books, products and films.

Beautifully presented and accessible, rigorous and insightful, Icon shows you exactly what’s happening in architecture and design today, and what it means for the future.

This month, Icon gazes both back and forward. The November 2018 issue recounts the tale of the pioneering brand Thonet, which turns 200 years old this year, and looks at the ever-accelerating innovations in videogame design.

Also considered:

Whether buildings are able to extend lifespans, defend the digital architectural image and excoriate the infuriatingly delectable smartphone screen.

Two new gallery spaces in south-east London, 6a Architects’ South London Gallery extension and Assemble’s Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art.

Prtizker Prize-wining architect Alejandro Aravena, Cooper Hewitt Museum director Caroline Baumann and Leo Villarreal, the artist lighting up the River Thames.