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Icon #199

Icon is one of the world’s leading architecture and design magazines. Featuring interviews with the most exciting architects and designers in the world, insights into the best new buildings, analysis of the most interesting new cultural movements and technologies, and reviews of 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.


Inside Icon 199: The contemporary countryside

199 is Icon’s debut quarterly issue, with more pages and in-depth perspectives, it explores the present and future of the countryside.

In a new Focus section, Edwin Heathcote delves into the unsung technologies and movements shaping the rural world, while Katy Kelleher investigates permaculture - a sustainable form of farming that respects the landscape and existing habitats.

Phineas Harper explores the fraying edges between the city and the country and Prix Pictet nominee Rena Effendi points her lens at the fast-changing traditions of life in rural Transylvania. Also, a look at the intimate history of New York’s gay saunas, review new cultural buildings in Istanbul and Groningen, and an interview with architect Beatriz Colomina on architecture, health and work.