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Design

Stair flair

Superseded by elevators in the tall buildings of the 20th century, stairs are once again becoming architectural centrepieces. Tom Vanderbilt looks at the best, from Sydney to San Francisco

Funky cool medinas

Emma Duncan visits a new garden in Morocco which celebrates and subverts the traditions of Islamic design

Flappers in focus

Caught between the first world war and the Great Depression, the jazz age was a period of social transformation. A new exhibition shows how women’s clothes captured the mood

Asif Khan gets serious

One of the most inventive young architects of his generation is working on his most important project yet. But can he fuse his playfulness with the demands of enduring design?

Home is where the bark is

Most houses could be spruced up with a bit of greenery but some architects have begun to embed living trees within the structure of their buildings. Jonathan Glancey branches out

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