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Karim Rashid: On Democratic Design and the Digital Age

Deservedly crowned as the most important designer of our time, Karim Rashid's collaborative, ubiquitous approach certainly keeps him busy. Yet, the visionary manages to connect and contribute to the here and now with every project he takes on...
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Laurence Bonvin: Capturing Development and Displacement

In our exclusive interview, award-winning Swiss photographer Laurence Bonvin explains her fascination with the edges of urban life, why planned satellite cities will never compare to the real deal and how she documents modern day dystopia...
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China to Ban “Weird” Buildings

A directive issued by China's State Council urges architects to keep it simple, as the country's city skylines are dotted with striking, novelty buildings. Here we take a look at some of the weirdest and most wonderful structures already turning heads...
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River of Trash Chokes Beirut Suburb

Lebanon's cosmopolitan capital - long known for its scenic sights and easy grace - struggles with a mounting river of waste.
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City of Hamburg Says No to Capsule Coffee

Having ushered in a wave of disruption in the coffee industry, the likes of Nespresso and Keurig are under fire after the German city banned single-serve capsules from all government buildings. Will this controversy pave the way for a new set of caffeinated innovators?
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9 Innovations in Urban Farming

From rooftop and wall gardens to subterranean farms and edible gardens that dangle from office ceilings, urban farming has left no city without its little green...