Icon #198

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.

Burning Man, Craft and the Art of Making

December's issue explores craft in the modern world, from the extravagant creations at Burning Man to the glassblowing stars of a surprise Netflix hit

The art of making: this issue explores our obsession with craft and asks why we cling to the tangible in a post-material age. Icon's editor Priya Khanchandani delves into reality TV's unlikely love of the handmade and talks to the winner of Netflix’s competitive glass-blowing series Blown Away. Eddie Blake finds God in the most unlikely places, from warehouses to bingo halls. And we also look at the spectacular installations that rose from the desert sand at this year's Burning Man. Plus: Es Devlin on biennales in a wasteful world, architect Jean-Philippe Vassal, of Lacaton & Vassal, on repair over replacement and an exploration of the Stirling-nominated Cork House.