Icon Magazine – Issue 196: London vs Londoners
Icon is one of the world’s leading architecture and design magazines. Every month they 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's issue explores the UK capital, from the contrast of the city centre, to the 'edgelands' where the city crumbles into suburbia. We look at the estate clearances and regeneration of Elephant and Castle, the tourist trap of Covent Garden and the micro-homes bringing everyone a little bit closer, and ask how well London really looks after its inhabitants. Plus, our preview of London Design Festival and interviews with the creatives who represent the best of the city, from Yinka Ilori, who created our cover, to Amin Taha and Gurmeet Sian.