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There might have been a time when Vogue, using a cheap quilt as an inspiration for a designer radiator, could have made a faux-pas from which the firm, like Ratners, might never recover. But no more – even the likes of FOA and Caruso St John got famous designing buildings that look like the contents of your granny’s wardrobe.

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Communal space, resident input to the design, and sacrosanct private space – Mole Architects’ Marmalade Lane scheme in Cambridge is a model of developer co-housing

Communal planning with sacrosanct personal space

Young photographer Fred Howarth captures Battersea Arts Centre in a moment of transition

‘The dust caught the light in an amazing way’

From shower enclosures to ceiling panels

From shower enclosures to ceiling panels

William Beckford ended up inhabiting his own imagination. He didn’t like it

Be careful what you wish for

Bengal student’s PlastiQube, made of waste plastic, creates 70% less CO2 emissions in manufacture than traditional brick production – and it’s safer for workers too

PlastiQube inventor shortlisted for UN environment award