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Impressive mileage

The diminutive but hardy Suzuki Jimny, a nippy SUV, has maintained cult status for years. We find out what’s driving the owners’ obsession.

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Put it down on paper

Digital developments have transformed graphic design but Tokyo’s ‘Idea’ magazine remains a global champion of print.

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The real deal

The world’s best timber is forged in northern Japan’s freezing winters. Furniture maker Time & Style does it justice; its mission is to keep the craft alive.

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On its game?

As preparations for the Tokyo Olympics enter the home straight, we assess whether the city has the infrastructure in place to deliver a world-class tournament.

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It's a small world

Even in the digital age, texture and tactility still matter in architectural design. Little wonder then that smart firms put their faith in expert modellers to give clients a tiny taste of their big ideas.

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Grand scale

Majestic Mas de Tanit rose up on the French Riviera in the 1970s and has been attracting glamorous – and global – holidaymakers and residents ever since. We find out who’s who.

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Sitting pretty

From flexible shelving and versatile chairs to smart side tables and eye-catching lamps, we round up the benchmarks of good design that’s made to last.

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Slide away

This subtle and spacious residence frames the surrounding sun-soaked landscape in spectacular widescreen.

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Labour of love

Once an outlier for the wrong reasons, this home takes pride of place on a leafy street thanks to a couple’s tasteful renovation.

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Great indoors

Retreating to nature is a common theme but Daylesford Longhouse goes one better by bringing the outside inside.

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Work in the living room

Office or showroom? Danish design firm Muuto’s HQ is both– and its fluid set-up is helping staff to scratch their creative itch.

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Master plans

Three of architecture’s leading lights share their manifestos and methods for creating spaces that elevate the soul.

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Heaven sent

Houses of worship tend to have a distinct look and feel – but are these tropes out of date? We visit the buildings rewriting the rules for holy architecture.

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Fine lines

Aspen might be known for its spectacular skiing but it’s also home to an architectural legacy left by a gifted Bauhaus master.

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Thing of beauty

Amorepacific’s HQ is challenging traditional office-design concepts in the South Korean capital and aims to nurture healthier, happier workers – while increasing productivity of course.

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Architecture briefing

The brave design of a new beachside pavilion in Melbourne and a school in India using good architecture to enhance its students education

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Room to breathe

Why the design of this 1960s retreat, promoting modernity while embracing its nature, has stood the test of time.

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Play it cool

We visit the cities making space for people (of all ages) to get out and about and have some fun.

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