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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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Park life

City dwellers are turning to the pleasures of the natural world as an antidote to urban stress. We uncover the green shoots of renewal in Paris, Munich and Beirut.

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Bathing in glory

Summoned by the sun, students and suits alike flock to the Bains des Pâquis – and the baths’ custodians want to ensure that the water remains inviting all year round.

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Architecture briefing

We help Sydney improve the quality of after-life, meet the Vietnamese designers looking to the past for new solutions and venture into the dapper new showroom of an Italian design giant.

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