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Design

The wall of sound

Acoustics can make the difference between a good building and a bad one. Simon Willis meets the designers finding new ways to control the cacophony

Cork

The popularity of screw-top wine bottles left cork farmers looking for customers. As Jill Krasny explains, furniture-makers are stepping in

Reconstructivism

Moscow’s modernist buildings were denounced by Stalin and then neglected. But as Noah Sneider discovered, they are now being restored by a new generation of architects with a different view of history

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