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1877 Water Tower Conversion – East London

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July 16, 2013

A water tower becomes a London home

The London Water Tower, an incredible conversion of a listed Venetian style water tower, nestling between Kennington and the 'iconic' Elephant & Castle in southeast London, has been given a whole new purpose in life, bridging the old and the new, from public utility to luxury domicile. By Rachel Ang.

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Architectural Haven For Musicians – Suffolk, UK

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July 16, 2013

Creative Campus, Dovecote Studios, Suffolk, UK

Over the past 50 years new life has been conjured into of the historical ruins of Suffolk's Snape Maltings. Rachel Ang uncovers the history of the disused 18th century industrial buildings and the stunning, sensitive, architectural transformation of this complex, which started with Benjamin Britten's vision to create a Music Campus for Aldeburgh Music, to the most recent conversion of the dovecote, into a creative studio. Photography Philip Vile.

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New Home For Museo Semana Santa, Spain

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July 23, 2013

Museo Semana Santa (Easter Sculpture Museum), Hellín

The beautifully renovated 18th century palace, Casa del Conde, in southeast Spain, has been designed by Exit Architects to house the religious sculptures of Hellín, in the Museo Semana Santa. Still awaiting funds to finally furnish the museum, the building seems cavernously empty, as if waiting for the sculptures to finally bring back life to this historical building. By Rachel Ang.

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The Other Fellow

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August 2, 2013

What it's like to be ... James Bond - 'The Other Fellow'

This soon to be released feature documentary follows the lives of real men around the world who have been blessed with the name, James Bond - without the 007. Matthew Bowyer of Sydney, creator and director of 'The Other Fellow' talks with Ash Moses.

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Smoking Soho, London

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October 16, 2014

Casa Cigar Bar, Soho, London

Our intrepid traveller and harsh realist, Toby Blyth, gives us his impressions of the old Soho and finding himself in very cool cigar bar.

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Roman and Williams

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June 13, 2013

New York Designers.

'A Magazine' loves the work of New York design team Roman and Williams. Their interiors have a relaxed, lived in, almost industrial feel to them that we find comfortable and unpretentious. Rachel Ang takes a closer look at their work and their style .

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Banquet Under the Blooms

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June 13, 2013

Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

Nature has a beautiful way of being kind to those that have put up with the longest ,coldest winters by giving them the richest display of spring flowers. After an interminable icy winter in New York, Beth Whitman takes her camera to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens to celebrate the blossoms - NYC’s own version of the traditional Japanese cherry blossom festival.

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Super Singapore Gardens

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June 13, 2013

Gardens in Singapore

Singapore is getting a reputation as more than just a stopover - the newly built Gardens, with science fiction-like trees, puts Singapore on the radar as not just a shopping destination - you can now head to these beautiful Gardens - albeit man-made. By Rachel Ang.

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Light Up At Sydney’s Vivid Festival

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May 9, 2013

Vivid sees Sydney's built environment transformed into a magnificent canvas to showcase a multitude of talented and creative individuals. Vivid Festival 2013 ( 24 May to 10 June ) colours the city - from the sails of the Opera House to the MCA's magnificent facade and the Harbour Bridge - with an array of dazzling lights, projections and sounds. Photography by Mark Sherborne.

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Green Box, Italy

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July 15, 2013

Green architecture in Italy

Italian architecture studio Act Romegielli and landscaper Gheo Clavarino have given new life to a decrepit garage by inviting nature in. By Rachel Ang.

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Remembering Alberto Pinto, Paris

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July 15, 2013

Remembering Alberto Pinto, Paris

'A Magazine' loves the look of this Rio de Janeiro house and decided to delve further into the works of the late Alberto Pinto, the highly successful and bold designer, who was based in Paris. We discovered a huge and diverse body of work ranging from comfortable stylish interiors (like the Rio apartment, that turns out to be his own) to decadent super yachts to the exotic La Mamounia Hotel in Morocco. Will Hawthorn investigates.

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In Conversation with Playwright, Samuel Adamson

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August 14, 2013

Samuel Adamson - playwright

Emma McEwin talks with London-based family friend - the highly acclaimed and renowned playwright, Samuel Adamson.

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