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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY OCTOBER 2015

    Seeing the wood and the trees Mood-shifts happen all too often in the world of design; where once something was ‘in’, the next minute (as Heidi Klum might say), it’s ‘out’. Glass, marble and chrome are still massively popular interiors choices, but coming quietly back into vogue in a big way is wood… Warm and …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY SEPTEMBER 2015

    Instinctively indigenous Francisco Mañosa, the ‘father of contemporary tropical Filipino architecture’ (page 54), is a sprightly 84 years old, and his thoughts on architecture are long-held beliefs that have little to do with trends or pendulum swings. “We must always design based on our local culture,” he says. “Architecture must reflect a sense of place. …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY AUGUST 2015

    Canny crossovers In this month’s issue, the role of art in design and architecture is brought into sharp focus, with interviews with Pascal Mory, the curator of the global Le Corbusier exhibition (page 71), and Julian Middleton of the newly-formed Aedas Art Team (page 74) — and the new Serpentine Galleries Pavilion by Spanish architects …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY JULY 2015

    A cultural revolution Across the world, there is a move among architects and designers towards the reclaiming of culture, tradition, built heritage and social history. In Beijing, Ole Scheeren tips his hat to the city’s famed hutongs in his design for the Guardian Art Centre (page 22). In Delhi, Archohm talks about the new Dilli …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY JUNE 2015

    Design diversity With June being our special 40 Under 40 2015 results issue — congratulations to all our young winners, by the way — we’ve also cast our net wide to look at a diverse range of design. On page 105, five of the world’s top architects and designers interpret the art of the shoe …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY MAY 2015

    The allure of curves This month, Perspective celebrates the sweep and swerves of architectural arcs, arches and contours. ‘The queen of the curve’, Zaha Hadid, displays her trademark style at the Bee’ah headquarters in Sharjah, UAE — but thousands of miles away, her Sleuk Rith Institute in Phnom Penh has curves of a different sort. …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY APRIL 2015

    There be giants In all fields of design, there are those who stand head-and-shoulders above the rest — and in this issue of Perspective, we talk to OMA’s Rem Koolhaas, disaster relief architecture specialist Shigeru Ban and Seung H-Sang, considered to be one of the most influential Korean architects working today, to find out what …

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  • Perspective Monthly March 2015

    What’s old is new The arrival of March underscores the speed at which time passes: pretty soon, it’s Easter, then summer, then we’ll be in the tail-end of the year and getting ready for Christmas again. The changing of the seasons is mirrored in fashions and trends, whether in the clothes we wear or the …

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  • PERSPECTIVE MONTHLY JANUARY 2015

    Happy New Year! We thought we’d kick off Perspective’s 16th year of covering the architecture, interiors and product design fields with something special — our very first bumper ‘combo’ issue, encompassing the months of both January and February. And we didn’t want to just put out a bulkier version of our regular edition: so, welcome …

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