The High Court building in Chandigarh
©Ernst Scheidegger

Le Corbusier’s dream city of Chandigarh

Architect’s spirit lives on in his bold experiment for a new India

Former Juventus midfielder Pavel Nedvěd at Royal Park in Fiano, near Turin, with the Alps in the distance
©Federico Ciamei

Czech Republic to Juventus FC and Turin

Pavel Nedvěd on his love for the Italians and their way of life


Mood indigo ©Olga Khomyakova / Alamy
The RHS’s Hampton Court flower show is a good place to pick up some autumn flowers
– Robin Lane Fox
Henry Marsh with his beehives
©David Sandison

Henry Marsh: brain surgery and beekeeping

The star of the English Surgeon on his ‘bodge’ DIY jobs and the buzz of the operating theatre

Resurgent Philly lures New Yorkers

Turnaround in fortunes has made it easier to attract families to Philadelphia

England play Australia in the 2009 Ashes Test match
©Hamish Blair/Getty Images

Which Ashes venue has home advantage?

House-buying prospects near the Test cricket venues

Torbole, at the north end of Lake Garda
©Luca Da Ros/4 Corners Images

Lake Garda ripe for a rebound

Cachet is growing with modern home designs by star architects


Mosaics for modern times

A well-crafted design is a work of art that can be the focal point of any living space

A couple relaxing on deck chairs as they enjoy the summer sun on the beach at Bournemouth as a small child stands on top of a large pile of sand (1952)
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Bournemouth basks in digital hotspot

South coast town given boost new lease of life as digital start-ups flock to universities

A CGI of the interior of “30”, a high-rise wooden building designed by Timberize and named after its height in metres

Why wooden skyscrapers may soon be a reality

The material that once built Japan is poised for a renaissance

Engravings left by elm bark beetles
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Arboreal apocalypse or anthropomorphic angst?

Why wildwoods will survive disease without our misguided efforts to help them