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This week it’s all about France as be bring to air some of the stories we found while creating our special Gallic March issue of Monocle.
We head to Finland to discover the history of one the country’s modernist icons.
We wrap up our four-part series on elements with a look at fires and the efforts around the world to control them.
The Copacabana Palace is an icon of Brazilian glamour and sophistication – and Rio de Janeiro’s art-deco masterpiece holds the same charm today as it did when it opened its doors in 1923. So dress up and delve into the…
Earthquakes are one of the most unpredictable and uncontrollable natural disasters that our urban centres face. We continue our series on elements with a spotlight on Los Angeles.
This week we head to Vienna to hear the story of the odd – but architecturally interesting – Hundertwasserhaus.
We meet the author of new book called ‘Choked’ that takes a fresh approach to air pollution, look at super typhoons in Hong Kong and sing the praises of the creator of the humble AC unit.
Monocle’s Tomos Lewis takes us on a tour of this brutalist complex designed by the architects Arthur Yohannan and Sergio Miranda.
How are our cities dealing with rising water levels? And what approaches are being used to make them more resilient?
Monocle editor Andrew Tuck takes a look at this Hollywood architectural legend – and the tales behind it.
How to keep New York’s subway clean, why Calgary is using beetroot brine to clear the streets of snow and the importance of going green. And a city icon: Rio de Janeiro’s street-sweepers.
Trolleybuses have been used extensively in Moscow since they first appeared in 1933. Now the city’s government wants to get rid of them, citing traffic concerns and maintenance costs.
We head to San Francisco to hear how a city can be built on such steep topography, examine Vienna’s plans to reduce property speculation and get an architectural tour of former Yugoslav cities.
This week we head to Wellington where, nestled into the side of a hill and on a quiet suburban street, you can find Premier House – the official residence of the country’s prime minister.
We kick off the year with a recap of the best Tall Stories of 2018, including a secret garden in the desert and a former government building with a mural by Pablo Picasso on its façade.