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Design

The practice revitalising a Taiwanese waterfront, an impressive new concrete bridge in Aarau and creative takeaways from Mallorca.

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Natural Wonders

As designers seek to lower environmental impact, new eco-friendly materials are coming into play. How do they stack up?

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Fair assessment

Following the latest successful edition of the planet’s premier furniture fair, we sit around the table to select the 15 designers, firms and pieces that caught our eye at Salone del Mobile.

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Outer space

By adding satellites to its distinctive 1960s spaceship design, Nouvelles Galeries has reestablished connections with its host city.

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Design Awards: Part 1

For the third annual Monocle Design Awards, we’ve scoured the globe for the best in architecture, furniture, graphic design and more, to celebrate projects improving our lives – while looking good.

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Wizard of Aus

Iwan Iwanoff’s architecture, once out of place and ahead of its time, has earned a new legion of 21st-century admirers.

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Hand in hand

Technology and craftsmanship are putting Mattiazzi at the apex of Italy’s ‘Triangle of the Chair’.

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Small Fortune

Moving somewhere compact needn’t mean closing the doors of professional or personal opportunity. Life in small cities can give you the best of metropolitan life, only with greater access to nature and a more relaxed pace…

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Community centre

Burkinabè architect Diébédo Francis Kéré sees his projects as hubs for nearby residents, even enlisting their help to build them.

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At ease

Nick Wakeman, designer of effortlessly stylish clothing, introduces Studio Nicholson’s team, from its marketing director to its Soho shop manager.

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In plain sight

A sensitive city hall revamp opens up this storied building to foster dialogue and democracy.

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Hit the bar

Inspired by Québec, taking Denmark by storm: this special bar and shop is a social hub that plays a unique role in its neighbourhood.

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Monocle Design Awards: part two

From the smartest greenhouses to the prettiest glassware, the Monocle Design Awards celebrate the most pleasing projects that bring our homes and cities to life.

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Material world

From the smartest greenhouses to the prettiest glassware, the Monocle Design Awards celebrate the most pleasing projects that bring our homes and cities to life.

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Book smarts

Clients from Frieze to Rizzoli come to the graphic designer for her storytelling skills. And she delivers bestsellers.

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Well furnished

The city of Inegöl is building on its woodworking heritage to become a furniture-making powerhouse.

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Civic pride

The seat of power defines how a city is run but the buildings can also project an idea of place. We highlight some of the best, from Aarhus to Mumbai.

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Area of expertise

Built to an inspired modernist plan, the riverside bairro of Restelo is an exemplar of suburban architecture.

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Soft centre

The small town of Hawick might not be a name that’s readily associated with high fashion but its long-standing knitwear industry has won it a global reputation as a place of expert artisanship and the finest yarns. Just ask…

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Care to take a seat?

The chair is one piece of furniture that we have almost constant contact with. We sit on them to relax, to work, to socialise, to eat and to wait. And while they might serve a basic utility, there’s a reason why we all have…

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For the record

Designer Peter Saville has defined the visual identities of some of the UK’s most iconic cultural institutions. Now he is venturing into the all-new territory of textiles.

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Making better

The legendary industrial designer, Hella Jongerius, on how we can design our way out of overconsumption.

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The Agenda: Urbanism

Abu Dhabi’s unique, new park and our design editor’s views on how taxis rank.

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