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The Urbanist, Tall Stories 166: Chain of Lakes

22 July 2019

Minneapolis is home to the Chain of Lakes: a park system designed in the early 20th century that links together the city’s five biggest lakes. We look at how it has influenced the city – from its culture to the built env…

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Monocle on Design, Extra: Jan Gehl

18 July 2019

We hear from Danish architect and urban-design pioneer Jan Gehl. He was our guest at the recent Monocle Quality of Life Conference in Madrid and joined editor Andrew Tuck on stage.

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Monocle on Design, 405

16 July 2019

We visit the New York Botanical Garden’s horticultural tribute to the Brazilian modernist landscaper. Plus: we meet Tony Fadell at the Starmus science and arts festival and speak to the president of architecture firm Kohn…

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The Urbanist, Tall Stories 165: The Kiwi bach

15 July 2019

The bach plays a leading role in New Zealanders’ summer holidays. Monocle 24’s David Stevens takes us to his family’s bach on Waikanae Beach to assess why this classic Kiwi dream might be starting to fade.

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Monocle on Design, Extra: Caravan club

11 July 2019

If you’re heading off on holiday in Europe, you’re bound to see plenty of caravans on the roads – and if you take a closer look you’ll see that many of them are made by Adria. We visit an exhibition in Slovenia that’s…

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Monocle on Design, 404

9 July 2019

How is London tackling homelessness – and what role can architects and designers play? In an extended roundtable discussion, we speak to the team behind the UK capital’s only non-government funded free homeless shelter.

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Monocle on Design, 403

2 July 2019

To kick off our Big Insights series, we speak to the CEO of architecture firm Woods Bagot about his priorities, hopes and preoccupations. Plus: we look at Berlin’s playgrounds and find out how design can provide dignity in…

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The Urbanist, Tall Stories 163: Moscow street art

1 July 2019

Wander into a Moscow courtyard and you’ll often come across characters made of rusty metal tubes, bits of wood or, perhaps, an old washing machine. With its striking simplicity, this grassroots street art is a uniquely…

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Monocle on Design, Extra: Havana’s Focsa building

27 June 2019

We head to the top of the Focsa building in Havana, which arguably boasts one of the Cuban capital’s best views. Over the years it’s hosted wealthy landowners, Russian spies, foreign dignitaries and academics. We lift the…

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Monocle on Design, 402

25 June 2019

Can technology lead to more humane hospitality? We visit Toronto’s The Annex Hotel to find out why they think it can. Plus: The Woolmark Company’s latest collaboration with Prada, and designer Philippe Malouin on the future…

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