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From a house in Scotland by Charles Rennie Mackintosh to a villa on the French Riviera by André Minangoy

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How an old Beijing hutong was restored with royal help

Traditional Chinese courtyard rebuilt by one of the Prince of Wales’s charities

The White House on the Isle of Coll, Scotland
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The contemporary homes built within ruins

Derelict structures find new life as dwellings that incorporate their original features

Alacrán chaise longue by Michael van Beuren, c1940
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Latin America and mid-century modern design

A New York exhibition highlights the region’s influential contribution to the movement

The spire of English Martyrs Church in Streatham
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London’s Streatham loses ‘ugly sister’ image

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Quai Général Sarrail and the river Rhone in Lyon
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France property: the pride of Lyon

The city combines history with districts marked for regeneration

Brigit Helms surrounded by ‘capulana’ bags hanging from trees at an artisan market in Maputo
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US economist aims to boost business in Mozambique

Brigit Helms’s desire for more family time and a new career challenge led her to the emerging economy

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