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Design / Architecture

If it ain’t broke

Friday 31 October

Hong Kong seems to determined to tear all its buildings down and start again; Aisha Speirs cites Battersea Power Station as an electrifying example of why not to.

Last night, atop Pier Seven at Hong Kong island’s landmark Star Ferry terminal, a large crowd gathered to toast another historic waterside building thousands of miles away. Having sat derelict for three decades, London’s…

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Tuesday 28 October

This week David Plaisant visits the Biennale Interieur in Belgium, our New York bureau chief explores the recently refurbished UN headquarters and we go to South Korea for the new-look Seoul Fashion Week.

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Design / Architecture

Brick by brick

Tuesday 28 October

Toronto bureau chief Nelly Gocheva believes that young architects in the city – across the whole country, in fact – need to emerge from the shadows of its (underrated) buildings and start building some inspiring new ones…

Towards the end of last week, the architecture world on both sides of the pond was scandalised when pictures emerged of Frank Gehry giving the finger to a reporter who dared to ask the Pritzker Prize-winning architect how…

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Tuesday 21 October

We look around some of Lisbon’s finest properties, tour two very different furniture fairs in Belgium and California, and pick our top homeware options from Monocle's Design Directory.

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Design / Arts

Precious time

Issue 78

The Biennale des Antiquaires is where the world’s top jewellers dazzle crowds with their most extravagant one-off creations – pieces that often take years to create. And in a buoyant market fuelled by the timeless desire…

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Tuesday 14 October

We take to the skies with new book Airline Visual Identity 1945 - 1975 published by Callisto. Plus we look at New York and Belgrade: two cities being designed with the surrounding water in mind.

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Tuesday 7 October

We focus on the architecture of Ernő Goldfinger in London and also chart the rise and rise of infographics with the editors of new design books Raw Data and Understanding the World.

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Design / Travel

Have suit, will travel

Thursday 2 October

A lot of recent trips by Monocle’s transport editor Tristan McAllister have been to attend weddings. But when the destinations range from Alaska to Colombia it becomes apparent that one wedding suit does not fit all.

If there is one word to sum up the past few years of my holiday time it would be “weddings”.

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Tuesday 30 September

We meet architectural curator Elias Redstone as he launches his new book Shooting Space, plus one of its featured photographers: the world-renowned Iwan Baan. We also visit the Glasgow School of Art to find out how it is…

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Tuesday 23 September

We look back at more of the London Design Festival, and talk with furniture designers B&B Italia, Alberto Alessi and the minds behind Hay in Copenhagen. Plus, we visit the Milovanov workshop in Moscow, Jane Packer florist’s…

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