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28 March 2017

Episode 285

30 minutes

We visit the Barbican Centre for a new show on postwar domestic architecture in Japan and jump up and down on the beds at Jerusalem’s first design hotel. Plus: a closer look at fashion brand Vetements’ decision to ditch Paris for Zürich.

28 March 2017

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Jerusalem’s first design hotel

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The Bezalel is Jerusalem’s first design hotel and owes its name and décor to Israel’s art history. Contributor Mary Pelletier checks in.

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Postwar Japanese homes

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‘The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945’ at the Barbican is the first major UK exhibition on the subject and features the work of 40 architects. Plus: Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco makes himself at home in a recreated full-scale Moriyama House from Pritzker prize-winning architect Ryue Nishizawa.

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Vetements’ move to Zürich

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Recently the fashion firm Vetements announced a move from Paris (a global fashion capital) to Zürich (not so much). But why? Monocle’s Jamie Waters explains more.

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