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Shaping Europe's skylines: 5 of Richard Rogers' greatest works
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Watch this architecture student convert an old school bus into a home
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Hungarian design studio highlights Roma culture as an act of defiance
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Notre Dame's controversial 'kitsch' restoration plans approved
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How Dubai’s strategic location is serving start-ups
Offering both airports and seaports, Dubai’s infrastructure and location between east and west make it a strategically sound base for import and export industries, which is why Squat Wolf founders Wajdan Gul and Anam Khalid chose to start their business and establish headquarters in Dubai
Why has Barcelona's Sagrada Familia taken so long to complete?
Land was first purchased for the church over one hundred years ago. COVID-19 delays have taken its completion in 2026 from a certainty to a definite-maybe.
Is this traditional Siberian felt boot maker one of Russia's last?
Sensible footwear in Russia's cold winters is key. Ivan Lapin has spent 12 years educating himself on the craft of SIberia's felt shoes –'valenki's' – to do so.
Meet the 11-year-old Mexican schoolboy tattooing the people of Peubla
He's only 11 years old, but the Brandon Burgos – whose father allows him to tattoo on the condition he gets good grades at school – already has around 30 creations to his name.
The Flying V: The futuristic aircraft set to revolutionise air travel
Engineers at a Netherlands university are quietly planning a revolution in air travel, starting with the futuristic design of a new aircraft.
Can Britain's iconic phone boxes be saved?
Today, the red kiosks see more use as props in holiday photos than as communication devices, but the UK's telecoms regulator thinks some may be worth saving.
Remote workstation crowned champion at top inventors contest in Paris
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How are Qatar’s traditions and culture inspiring its architecture?
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The new technology helping us create better, more sustainable designs
Author and futurist Tom Goodwin is in London to explore how new technologies are shaping the future of design.
How Poland’s communist-era churches rebelled against the regime
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The magnificent outdoor art in remote locations all over the UK
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Eco-design, the way to make products greener before they've even been produced
Before making a product like a kitchen, you have to design it. Eco-design is helping to better respect the environment by reducing the use of resources and by recycling. In Russia and in Baltic countries, a European project is promoting these environmental dimensions of design.