©David Sandison

Battersea Power Station transformed

One of London’s most ambitious new residential schemes is finally under way. Kate Allen spends a night in the show flat

James Chau

Inside the home of Chinese TV broadcaster James Chau

The UK-born journalist discusses his work on CCTV and his view on the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests


Liquidambar Worplesdon ©Anne Gilbert
Aspiring nursery owners (and ordinary gardeners) should focus on trees that are not at risk from killer diseases or insects
James Ferguson illustration
©James Ferguson

The latest in UK property law

The future of planning in Wales, getting exclusive rights to negotiate and community benefits for wind energy projects

A view of Tel Aviv
©Stefano Cellai/SIME/4Corners

Tel Aviv looks to a high-rise future

The prime residential market is booming in Israel’s most densely populated city

Lodz Design Festival
©Lodz Art Center

Designs in Pole position

As Poland’s creative industry gathers pace, some of its young designers are making a global impact

The Elevador da Bica tram in Lisbon
©Art Kowalsky/ Alamy

Lisbon seeks passport to recovery

A combination of visa incentives and new developments is creating a surge of foreign investment in the Portuguese capital

CGI of the Queen’s Wharf development, which overlooks the River Thames near Hammersmith Bridge

Facelift for London’s ‘Glamoursmith’

A series of regeneration projects is set to raise the profile – and appeal – of the once-derided district of Hammersmith

Hugh Carnegy at the start of the weekly Sunday afternoon roller-skate tour on Place de la Bastille
©Magali Corouge

Expat lives: FT bureau chief’s skate through Paris

From state dinners to roller-tours, three years in the city gave Hugh Carnegy some memorable moments

Mitchell Abdul Karim Crites with Bethan Gray
©Julian Abrams

Design partnership inspired by Islamic geometry

Collaboration between Bethan Gray and Mitchell Abdul Karim Crites brings together two very different cultures

Maidstone: a commuter town with a difference

Despite being on the ‘wrong side’ of the capital, its popularity as an affordable base for commuters is rising