Icon is the essential international architecture and design magazine. Every month Icon interviews the most exciting architects and designers and brings you the best in new buildings and design. Icon analyses the most interesting cultural movements and technologies and reviews a range of exhibitions, books, films and events. Beautifully presented, rigorous and insightful, Icon goes in depth to get under the skin of design culture. It explores exactly what's happening today, and what it means for the future. For the global picture, read Icon
Kicking the waste addiction: In this issue, we look at how design can help us out of the waste age by embracing the circular economy. Architect Emilio Ambasz tells interviewer Razia Iqbal of his pact with nature, designer Julia Lohmann who created the Department of Seaweed discusses her exploration of the natural world, and our icon of the month is Blue Planet, the documentary that changed the way the world views plastic. Plus: Our Editor, Priya Khanchandani, reports from Jerusalem as the city becomes a cradle for design, and our correspondent explores how Andermatt Concert Hall has reformed an Alpine village.