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Basic instinct: rural getaways

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The pandemic has forced many holidaymakers to eschew foreign travel this year, but it has also allowed for the discovery of new, rustic architectural gems a little closer to home.

Software update: workplace textiles

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How to make office spaces more inviting to workers used to the comforts of home? For increasing numbers of interior architects and designers, textiles provide a compelling answer.

Hard to beat: concrete interiors

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Concrete packs a powerful architectural punch, not least when serving as a scene-setter in contemporary commercial spaces.

Cliffhangers: homes that hang on in there

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Dramatic coastal locations can make for dramatic architectural results – topographic and logistical challenges notwithstanding.

Newseum: cultural renovation projects

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In the right hands, building-renewal projects help us tackle modern environmental issues while at the same time breathing new life into existing architectural spaces.

Back to the source: new spa and bathing facilities

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With a gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, wellness facilities might soon be inviting people back into the water again – among them, our nature-embracing selection from across Europe.

LED it be!: the latest lighting projects

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The exponential growth of LED and other technologies has made light even more biddable as an architectural element, as the latest crop of restaurants and museums demonstrate.

Learning by building

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With third-level education booming globally, universities are in a fight to attract the brightest and the best – and to ensure their financial sustainability. Enter some of the brightest and best architects to help provide a competitive edge.

Ensemble piece: the latest cabin projects

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I want to be alone. Well, almost. Check out our global survey of cabin projects, where contemporary architecture becomes something akin to a sculpture park.