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A few surprises in 2015's 'Designs of the Year'

A few surprises in 2015's 'Designs of the Year'

Nominations for Design Museum's prestigious award have been revealed. Here are our top picks in each category
Africa's amazing architecture: Do these buildings represent freedom?

Africa's amazing architecture: Do these buildings represent freedom?

An exhibition titled "Architecture of Independence: African Modernism" focuses on some of the most dynamic projects built in the wake of colonialism
What happened to this bizarre vision of the future?

What happened to this bizarre vision of the future?

Scheduled for demolition 20 years ago, the extraordinary architecture of Seville's Expo 92 survives to tell fascinating stories
Watch out: Your future home might have wheels

Watch out: Your future home might have wheels

Some of the world's most innovative designers are creating architecture that refuses to be pinned down
The Spanish monk who built his own cathedral from scrap

The Spanish monk who built his own cathedral from scrap

A former Trappist monk dedicated more than 50 years of his life to constructing his own cathedral in the Spanish town of Mejorada del Campo
Build them and we will come: Year ahead in architecture

Build them and we will come: Year ahead in architecture

With spectacular new skyscrapers set to rise over Europe and Asia, 2015 looks like an exciting year for new buildings
Show goes on as defiant Paris opens glitzy new Philharmonic

Show goes on as defiant Paris opens glitzy new Philharmonic

Just days after deadly attacks, French capital remembers victims at opening of prestigious new music venue
Tokyo Station: 100 years of trains, tourism and secret tunnels

Tokyo Station: 100 years of trains, tourism and secret tunnels

The rail gateway to Japan's capital celebrates its centennial this month. We're celebrating with 10 wild facts about Tokyo's top traffic hub
6 ways to do Nepal minus the mountains

6 ways to do Nepal minus the mountains

Step aside Mount Everest, this mountain country is home to cool cafes, crazy drinks and ancient Buddhist tradition
'Ocean Spiral' proposed as giant underwater city

'Ocean Spiral' proposed as giant underwater city

This is what you get if you cross Atlantis with screenplay for Kevin Costner's 1995 hit movie "Waterworld"
Beijing set to take aim at 'weird buildings'

Beijing set to take aim at 'weird buildings'

Chinese official says authorities will take a greater role in influencing the aesthetics of new structures