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Films — Design

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

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

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iTunes Ratings

13 Ratings
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3
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Films — Design

Latest release on May 13, 2019

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

Rank #1: Baťa: if the shoe fits

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The Czech town of Zlín was transformed by a visionary shoemaker who wanted to house his workers in a garden city. We put our best foot forward to explore his functionalist masterpiece.

Sep 05 2016

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Rank #2: Fogo Island - Part 2: Architecture

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New architecture is a powerful way to brand a location but it’s not without risk when the local area is already rich in tradition and natural beauty. Monocle films journeyed to the remote island of Fogo in Newfoundland to find a balance created in the building designs of Todd Saunders’ art studios and hotel.

Oct 25 2013

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Rank #3: Jordan's creative scene

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There's a budding entrepreneurial scene in Amman, Jordan's charming capital. We profile the young people who are making things happen, whether it's by starting design studios, cafés, galleries or small businesses.

Nov 21 2017

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Rank #4: Live Design. Transform Life.

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Cape Town's reign as World Design Capital for 2014 focuses on the problem-solving potential of design: an approach that’s more gritty than pretty. As South Africa celebrates 20 years of independence, Gillian Dobias explores the city's design-for-social-change agenda.

Jan 29 2014

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Rank #5: Japanese architecture: Toukouen hotel

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We travel to Japan’s least-populous prefecture, Tottori, where we explore one of its most-famous hotels.

Sep 11 2017

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Rank #6: The secret to building affordable homes

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As part of our 'Secret to...' series we visit the architecture practice of Andreas Martin-Löf, which is reinventing residential housing in Stockholm.

Nov 09 2017

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Rank #7: Animal architecture

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Finding a compromise between an animal’s wellbeing, a farm’s efficiency and local architecture traditions is a fine art and often has to be done with limited resources. For Monocle’s 10-year anniversary issue we pulled on our wellies and went in search of the animal architects who are taking the bull by the horns.

Mar 15 2017

2mins

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Rank #8: Funkhaus: on the same wavelength

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We tour the stunning studios and recording halls of Funkhaus, east Berlin’s former communist broadcasting house.

Jan 26 2018

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Rank #9: Athens’ favourite neighbourhoods

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Do you want to visit the heart of Athens but steer clear of the tourist traps? Take a walk around Petralona, Koukaki and Filopappou to discover the best areas of the capital according to Athenians themselves.

Jul 24 2017

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Rank #10: The beauty of stairs

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Staircases can trigger conversations, provide a sense of arrival and dazzle with ingenuity, so why are they often overlooked?

Jun 16 2017

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Rank #11: In praise of balconies

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Look up as you stroll Zürich’s streets and you’ll see these outdoor living rooms everywhere. Monocle Films visited the city to outline this architectural feature and how it improves quality of life.

Jul 12 2018

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Rank #12: Venice: finding Freespace

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Monocle editor Andrew Tuck navigates the Arsenale to find out how architects have responded to the curatorial theme of this year’s Venice Biennale of Architecture.

Jun 07 2018

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Rank #13: House Vision

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Japanese design icon Kenya Hara’s House Vision exhibition gathered some of the nation’s most creative thinkers in Tokyo to explore new possibilities for urban living.

Apr 03 2013

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Rank #14: São Paulo: building better cities

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Brazil’s business capital has reinvented its city centre through clever urbanism. We meet the architects, gallery owners and transport visionaries powering this change.

Sep 18 2018

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Rank #15: Drive and Ambition

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Italy’s motor city has long suffered from being painted with a very grey brush. However, as Monocle found out, it is Turin’s industrial heritage that is providing the inspiration and technical expertise to spur on a booming community of designers. We meet the creative minds who are playing on the city’s strengths to create a new image for Piedmont’s capital.

Nov 20 2013

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Rank #16: Clear vision: Czech glass

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Contemporary Czech designers are embracing regional Bohemian glass-making traditions while investing in new techniques to create modern products with soul. Monocle films pays a visit to some of the country’s most clear-thinking glass alchemists.

Jan 13 2014

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Rank #17: A Bohemian Toy Story

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The Czech Republic has a rich toy-making history which dedicated collectors and craftsmen are committed to keeping alive. From the atelier to the Christmas market, Monocle films discovers an inspiring toy story where art meets craft.

Dec 12 2013

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Rank #18: Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam

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Cityscapes surround us and inspire us. Architecture speaks to our eyes and our minds. Monocle heads to Rotterdam's own Architecture Film Festival, to investigate the complex alchemy between real and invisible cities.

Nov 05 2013

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Rank #19: The secret to designing outdoor space

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We have launched a Monocle Films series, ‘Secret to...’, that will deliver insight from industry experts every week. In our first edition we talk to architect Iliana Kerestetzi about designing courtyards in rural Greece.

Aug 29 2017

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Rank #20: Arresting architecture

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We explore best practice in the design of prisons and see how modern thinking is forging innovative architecture with a human touch.

Oct 06 2017

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Campus of creativity

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“Foster independent thinking” is a key phrase in modern education but few places get it right. We visit Madrid’s Colegio Estudio to meet the enlightened teachers and alumni.

May 13 2019

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Tbilisi’s architectural revival

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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.

May 02 2019

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Zürich: co-operative living

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We head to Mehr als Wohnen, a unique mixed-use development housing a happy and healthy community.

Jan 24 2019

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On design

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To celebrate the collaboration between Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer and Japanese designer Hiroshi Fujiwara, we contemplate the pursuit of perfection to achieve timeless appeal.

Dec 13 2018

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Day and night

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To celebrate the launch of A. Lange & Söhne's limited-edition timepiece Datograph Up/Down Lumen, we speak to architect Joe Morris and photographer Polly Tootal about their creative processes – and how light informs their practice.

Find out more about the watch here.

Oct 24 2018

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Nairobi: building better cities

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Kenya’s Karura Forest offers not only respite from the bustling capital but also a sense of pride for its citizens.

Sep 25 2018

4mins

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São Paulo: building better cities

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Brazil’s business capital has reinvented its city centre through clever urbanism. We meet the architects, gallery owners and transport visionaries powering this change.

Sep 18 2018

7mins

Play

In praise of balconies

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Read more
Look up as you stroll Zürich’s streets and you’ll see these outdoor living rooms everywhere. Monocle Films visited the city to outline this architectural feature and how it improves quality of life.

Jul 12 2018

2mins

Play

Venice: finding Freespace

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Monocle editor Andrew Tuck navigates the Arsenale to find out how architects have responded to the curatorial theme of this year’s Venice Biennale of Architecture.

Jun 07 2018

5mins

Play

Funkhaus: on the same wavelength

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We tour the stunning studios and recording halls of Funkhaus, east Berlin’s former communist broadcasting house.

Jan 26 2018

2mins

Play

Jordan's creative scene

Podcast cover
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There's a budding entrepreneurial scene in Amman, Jordan's charming capital. We profile the young people who are making things happen, whether it's by starting design studios, cafés, galleries or small businesses.

Nov 21 2017

3mins

Play

The secret to building affordable homes

Podcast cover
Read more
As part of our 'Secret to...' series we visit the architecture practice of Andreas Martin-Löf, which is reinventing residential housing in Stockholm.

Nov 09 2017

2mins

Play

Arresting architecture

Podcast cover
Read more
We explore best practice in the design of prisons and see how modern thinking is forging innovative architecture with a human touch.

Oct 06 2017

2mins

Play

Japanese architecture: Toukouen hotel

Podcast cover
Read more
We travel to Japan’s least-populous prefecture, Tottori, where we explore one of its most-famous hotels.

Sep 11 2017

2mins

Play

The secret to designing outdoor space

Podcast cover
Read more
We have launched a Monocle Films series, ‘Secret to...’, that will deliver insight from industry experts every week. In our first edition we talk to architect Iliana Kerestetzi about designing courtyards in rural Greece.

Aug 29 2017

1min

Play

Athens’ favourite neighbourhoods

Podcast cover
Read more
Do you want to visit the heart of Athens but steer clear of the tourist traps? Take a walk around Petralona, Koukaki and Filopappou to discover the best areas of the capital according to Athenians themselves.

Jul 24 2017

2mins

Play

The beauty of stairs

Podcast cover
Read more
Staircases can trigger conversations, provide a sense of arrival and dazzle with ingenuity, so why are they often overlooked?

Jun 16 2017

3mins

Play

Parc de Belloch: the home of Catalonian design

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Show-stopping design firm Santa & Cole takes inspiration from the Catalonian countryside and being just far away enough from bustling Barcelona.

May 19 2017

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Animal architecture

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Finding a compromise between an animal’s wellbeing, a farm’s efficiency and local architecture traditions is a fine art and often has to be done with limited resources. For Monocle’s 10-year anniversary issue we pulled on our wellies and went in search of the animal architects who are taking the bull by the horns.

Mar 15 2017

2mins

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Vital signs

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From traditional calligraphy to rare gold-leaf techniques, hand-worked lettering is back in demand. Monocle Films meets three sign painters whose eye-catching signs lend character to cities – and help businesses stand out.

Feb 17 2017

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iTunes Ratings

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