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To the rafters

Gracing the interior of a number of contrasting sporting arenas, Neue Holzbau’s intricately engineered timber designs have put the Swiss company in a league of their own.

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The lowdown

In a world that’s now too brightly and badly lit, we look to industry luminaries who fully understand the positive impact of subtle lighting.

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Inside scoop

Belgium might be small but its design industry is punching well above its weight, as evidenced in its biennale.

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In safe hands

The home of one of Portugal’s leading architects now belongs to a family friend and is a much-treasured modernist masterpiece.

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Hidden talents

Tokyo furniture shop Bullpen is one of the few outlets focusing on handmade pieces by lesser-known design talent.

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Prickly clients

A garden of succulents near Madrid uses architecture and good design to support its plants, quietly showing them off to their full potential.

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Singular visions

Being a risk-taker yet remaining part of the mainstream is a tricky thing to pull off. Three proponents of the art, Elizabeth Diller, David Chipperfield and Ellen van Loon, explain how they balance architectural innovation…

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Expo: Pressing issue

The east German city of Leipzig might not be a huge metropolis but it packs a punch when it comes to its graphic-design credentials. We meet the new generation of creatives who are swapping the hectic streets of Berlin for…

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Smarter homes

Meet the architects and businesses who are creating housing that’s affordable, sustainable and a pleasure to live in.

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Brave new world

For decades the Belice Valley was a byword for bureaucratic bungling in the face of disaster. Now, 50 years after a devastating earthquake struck the region, the bold aesthetic legacy that bloomed in its wake is finally…

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Height of taste

Japan’s capital is home to a new restaurant from the team behind Noma. We tested the flavour of its aesthetic fusion.

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