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Restoring Cuba

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4 June 2019

Episode 399

30 minutes


Photo: ALAMY

Havana celebrates its 500th birthday this year and some of its buildings are beginning to show their age. Restoration and reuse are proving challenging – but also rewarding, as Lucinda Elliott reports. Plus a word with the CEO of Rapt Studio and a Victorian renovation project in London.

4 June 2019

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Restoration and reuse in Havana

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We head to Cuba to find out why restoring old buildings has become a priority – and a challenge – for the Caribbean nation.

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The Buxton

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We take a tour of a new East London hotel and boozer that’s taken up residence in an old Victorian pile.

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Rapt Studio

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For part three of our series on designing the workplace we speak to the CEO of Rapt Studio David Galullo and hone in on that most elusive of terms: connectivity.

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