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A comprehensive round-up of the design, architecture, fashion and graphics catching our eye.

A comprehensive round-up of the design, architecture, fashion and graphics catching our eye.
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United States

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Monocle

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A comprehensive round-up of the design, architecture, fashion and graphics catching our eye.

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English


Episodes

Campus of creativity

5/13/2019
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“Foster independent thinking” is a key phrase in modern education but few places get it right. We visit Madrid’s Colegio Estudio to meet the enlightened teachers and alumni.

Duration:00:05:59

Tbilisi’s architectural revival

5/2/2019
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Rather than erase all evidence of Georgia’s Soviet past, the country’s architectural community is keen to preserve its history and give its once-foreboding buildings another – happier – lease of life.

Duration:00:03:08

Zürich: co-operative living

1/24/2019
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We head to Mehr als Wohnen, a unique mixed-use development housing a happy and healthy community.

Duration:00:02:21

On design

12/13/2018
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To celebrate the collaboration between Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer and Japanese designer Hiroshi Fujiwara, we contemplate the pursuit of perfection to achieve timeless appeal.

Duration:00:04:15

Day and night

10/24/2018
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To celebrate the launch of A. Lange & Söhne's limited-edition timepiece Datograph Up/Down Lumen, we speak to architect Joe Morris and photographer Polly Tootal about their creative processes – and how light informs their practice. Find out more about the watch [here](https://alange-soehne.com/en/unlimited-facettes).

Duration:00:04:04

Nairobi: building better cities

9/25/2018
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Kenya’s Karura Forest offers not only respite from the bustling capital but also a sense of pride for its citizens.

Duration:00:04:06

São Paulo: building better cities

9/18/2018
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Brazil’s business capital has reinvented its city centre through clever urbanism. We meet the architects, gallery owners and transport visionaries powering this change.

Duration:00:07:07

In praise of balconies

7/12/2018
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Look up as you stroll Zürich’s streets and you’ll see these outdoor living rooms everywhere. Monocle Films visited the city to outline this architectural feature and how it improves quality of life.

Duration:00:02:09

Venice: finding Freespace

6/7/2018
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Monocle editor Andrew Tuck navigates the Arsenale to find out how architects have responded to the curatorial theme of this year’s Venice Biennale of Architecture.

Duration:00:05:14

Funkhaus: on the same wavelength

1/26/2018
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We tour the stunning studios and recording halls of Funkhaus, east Berlin’s former communist broadcasting house.

Duration:00:02:04

The secret to building affordable homes

11/9/2017
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As part of our 'Secret to...' series we visit the architecture practice of Andreas Martin-Löf, which is reinventing residential housing in Stockholm.

Duration:00:02:24

Arresting architecture

10/6/2017
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We explore best practice in the design of prisons and see how modern thinking is forging innovative architecture with a human touch.

Duration:00:02:06

Japanese architecture: Toukouen hotel

9/11/2017
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We travel to Japan’s least-populous prefecture, Tottori, where we explore one of its most-famous hotels.

Duration:00:02:19

The secret to designing outdoor space

8/29/2017
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We have launched a Monocle Films series, ‘Secret to...’, that will deliver insight from industry experts every week. In our first edition we talk to architect Iliana Kerestetzi about designing courtyards in rural Greece.

Duration:00:01:57

Athens’ favourite neighbourhoods

7/24/2017
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Do you want to visit the heart of Athens but steer clear of the tourist traps? Take a walk around Petralona, Koukaki and Filopappou to discover the best areas of the capital according to Athenians themselves.

Duration:00:02:51

The beauty of stairs

6/16/2017
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Staircases can trigger conversations, provide a sense of arrival and dazzle with ingenuity, so why are they often overlooked?

Duration:00:03:32

Parc de Belloch: the home of Catalonian design

5/19/2017
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Show-stopping design firm Santa & Cole takes inspiration from the Catalonian countryside and being just far away enough from bustling Barcelona.

Duration:00:03:19

Animal architecture

3/15/2017
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Finding a compromise between an animal’s wellbeing, a farm’s efficiency and local architecture traditions is a fine art and often has to be done with limited resources. For Monocle’s 10-year anniversary issue we pulled on our wellies and went in search of the animal architects who are taking the bull by the horns.

Duration:00:02:29

Vital signs

2/17/2017
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From traditional calligraphy to rare gold-leaf techniques, hand-worked lettering is back in demand. Monocle Films meets three sign painters whose eye-catching signs lend character to cities – and help businesses stand out.

Duration:00:05:24

Healthy cities: vim and vigour

1/27/2017
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Across the world governments and developers are waking up to the fact that healthier cities are happier ones. We touch down in three very different destinations to admire some of the best urban design initiatives.

Duration:00:02:18