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All but destroyed in the Second World War, the town of Royan took inspiration from Brazil when it rebuilt, swapping drab postwar design for colourful modernism.
When architect Ricardo Bofill discovered a vast, disused cement factory, he transformed it into his firm’s HQ – an office of religious proportions.
Philosopher Alain de Botton has persuaded celebrated architect Peter Zumthor to make a home for contemplation.
An architectural gem in Palma has been revamped as a stunning cinematic hotel.
City dwellers pine for attractive and usable spaces; city planners are beginning to take note. We visit the places where poetic verses are daubed on streets, statues of dogs add a dose of whimsy and ‘playable pavements’…
The foreboding exteriors of the Fredensborg Houses have been compared with a prison. But peek inside and Jørn Utzon’s revolutionary housing project is every bit as captivating as his masterpiece: the Sydney Opera House.
Kenji Hall reporting from Takamatsu: Japan’s penchant for knocking down old buildings is taking a back seat in one prefecture, where the modernist architecture could, with the right exposure, help boost tourism.
Architect and caricaturist Gustav Peichl finds many similarities between what he does and what he eats – but the main one is pleasure.
We run the gamut from beguiling cacti, alternatively powered aeroplanes and diplomatic dress sense to postmodern poignancy, an invigorating jet clean and the taboo subject of tourism.
On an area of parkland in central Warsaw stands a small settlement of wooden Finnish homes. A legacy of postwar hardship, these days they stand as a striking symbol of peace and friendship.
A wooden house made in Sweden but set in a Japanese forest. What could be more idyllic?
The home of one of Portugal’s leading architects now belongs to a family friend and is a much-treasured modernist masterpiece.