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Design

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

The case for wood

Tech products tend to look functional at best. But, as Kassia St Clair discovers, there are manufacturers using natural materials to make them look beautiful

Cabin fever

Good interior design keeps people enamoured of their cars, so manufacturers are pulling out all the stops. Matthew Symonds takes the inside track

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