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A comprehensive round-up of the design, architecture, fashion and graphics catching our eye.

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    The international icon: Kengo Kuma

    The international icon: Kengo Kuma

    The beauty of Japanese design has won fans around the world but it takes great panache to translate it to large-scale projects. We sit down with architect Kengo Kuma in his Tokyo office to talk about the recently completed Japan National Stadium. It’s a building that has given a new lease of life to traditional craftsmanship and stimulated local economies.

    • 4 Min.
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    The bold business owner: Takeshi Yamanaka

    The bold business owner: Takeshi Yamanaka

    In 1928 Maruni Wood Industry was born out of a fascination with the masterful carpentry in ancient shrines. Today its furniture is found in the Californian headquarters of Apple as well as airport lounges, galleries and restaurants around the world. We meet the company’s president to talk about the challenges of managing a family-run business.

    • 4 Min.
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    The future of Japanese craftsmanship

    The future of Japanese craftsmanship

    To celebrate our [book about Japan](https://monocle.com/shop/product/1684416/), we are presenting a new film series that dives into the intriguing ecosystem that has preserved Japanese traditional skills over centuries. Meet the people who are future-proofing the age-old know-how.

    • 2 Min.
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    Building a place for culture

    Building a place for culture

    We visit a Kengo Kuma-designed art museum in Eskisehir that’s set to become Turkey’s new cultural hotspot.

    • 6 Min.
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    Campus of creativity

    Campus of creativity

    “Fostering independent thinking” is a key phrase in modern education but it’s not easy to do. We visit Madrid’s Colegio Estudio to meet its enlightened teachers and alumni.

    • 5 Min.
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    Tbilisi’s architectural revival

    Tbilisi’s architectural revival

    Rather than erase all evidence of Georgia’s Soviet past, the country’s architectural community is keen to preserve its history and give its once-foreboding buildings another – happier – lease of life.

    • 3 Min.

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