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Charlotte Luxford

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Past articles by Charlotte:

Thomas Heatherwick’s London

World-famous designer Thomas Heatherwick discusses his role in shaping contemporary life in London, from the new Routemaster bus to the redevelopment of King’s Cross. → Read More

The 6 London Attractions You Should Visit at Least Once

Visit these unmissable attractions when planning your trip to the capital and discover London’s unique heritage, culture and incredible cityscape. → Read More

A Walking Tour of the City of London’s Landmarks

Take a walking tour of the City of London’s most incredible landmarks, from contemporary skyscrapers to historic buildings dating back to Norman times. → Read More

Drone Footage Reveals a Town of Abandoned Mini Châteaux in Turkey

Recent drone footage has revealed there’s an entire town of abandoned châteaux in central Turkey. → Read More

London Icons: The Double-Decker Bus

Ever wondered how London's red double-decker buses first came to be? Discover the fascinating history behind the Routemaster, one of the city's most well-known trademarks. → Read More

Tokyo’s Intriguing Brutalist Architecture

Tokyo’s unorthodox use of concrete has resulted in some of the city’s most alluring and bizarre buildings – here are some of the Japanese capital’s most famous Brutalist buildings and other lesser-known gems. → Read More

Tokyo’s New Hotel Okura Will Pay Homage to Its Modernist Original

Hotel Okura in Tokyo, which appeared in a James Bond movie, is to be rebuilt by the original architect’s son ahead of the 2020 Olympics. → Read More

Artist Yinka Ilori To Transform a London Tunnel Into ‘Happy Street’

Designer-maker Yinka Ilori has won the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) competition to transform a ‘gloomy underpass’ in Wandsworth into a vibrant space in his signature technicolour style. → Read More

London Design Festival 2018 Highlights

London Design Festival is the capital’s biggest design event of the years – here are the highlights from LDF 2018, which runs from 15-23 September 2018. → Read More

Southern India’s Exuberant Pastel-Coloured Churches in Pictures

Haubitz+Zoche's photo series ‘Hybrid Modernism. Churches in Kerala’ showcases the experimental candy-coloured postcolonial churches of southern India. → Read More

New James Bond Museum Is a Real Cliffhanger

A new James Bond museum has opened at the filming location of one of the franchise's most iconic and nail-biting action scenes. → Read More

Es Devlin and Google Will Add a Fluorescent Red Lion Sculpture to London's Trafalgar Square

Designer Es Devlin has collaborated with Google Arts & Culture to create an interactive lion sculpture that will take over Trafalgar Square during London Design Festival 2018. → Read More

IKEA Relaunches Limited Editions of Iconic Designs for Its 75th Birthday

To celebrate its 75th year in business, IKEA is relaunching some of its most-loved designs between August and December 2018. → Read More

This Chinese Skyscraper Boasts One of the World’s Largest Man-Made Waterfalls

The new 121-metre-tall Liebian International Building has one of the world's largest man-made waterfalls cascading down its side. → Read More

Open House London Highlights for 2018

Here are the highlights from Open House London 2018, which runs from 22-23 September 2018. Peek behind the doors of London's most famous landmarks and stunning designer homes across the city. → Read More

Yinka Ilori Will Bring a Touch of Lagos to Dulwich With His Winning Pavilion Design

Yinka Ilori has won the second annual competition to design a temporary pavilion for Dulwich Picture Gallery. → Read More

Superimpose's Factory Conversion Paves the Way for Sensitive Regeneration in China

Superimpose has saved a 1940s factory building from demolition in the Shanxi province of China and transformed it into an impressive exhibition space. → Read More

Forgotten Gems: Clifton Cathedral

Purcell's latest restoration of the Grade II*-listed Clifton Cathedral in Bristol has given this deserving Brutalist building a new lease of life. → Read More

The House That £20k Built: a Potential Model for Affordable Self-Build

A self-built relocatable home for £20,000? That's exactly what architect and TV presenter Piers Taylor has created - and budding homeowners can DIY it too. → Read More

Striking Ship-Like Hotel Proposed as New Shoreditch Landmark

AQSO Arquitectos is set to design a striking new landmark hotel for an iconic area of Shoreditch in London. → Read More