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This week on Dezeen we’ve been focussing on architecture and design in China, with Hong Kong designer Michael Young telling us that China will produce as many world-class designers as Japan within 20 years but Shanghai architects Neri&Hu mainta

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This week 3D printing has been high on the agenda with projects exploring the technology’s cultural impact at the Istanbul Design Biennial and a fair showcasing the equipment in London. (more…)

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This week the UK’s architecture watchdog was forced to apologise for saying that Renzo Piano and Daniel Libeskind are “not entitled to be described” as architects, while designer Andy Martin angered a number of Dezeen readers by unveiling a co

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This week the UK government’s new guidelines preventing any curved or glass walls on new schools in a bid to cut costs caused a furious reaction from our readers, who called the idea “idiotic”, a “very false economy” and R

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This week Peter Zumthor was named as winner of the Royal Gold Medal for architecture, an undulating golden extension to the Louvre (above) opened in Paris and open-source blueprints for 3D-printed guns were released. (more…)

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This week Dezeen has been at the London Design Festival, where our most popular story has been the Prism installation displaying digital data from all over the city inside a secret tower at the V&A museum (above). (more…)

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Our big news this week is Dezeen featuring in Apple’s launch movie for the iPhone 5. The story was picked up by MacRumours last night and was so popular it knocked our servers out for a moment. (more…)

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It’s been a week of unfortunate likenesses for architecture on Dezeen with RMJM’s “big pants” tower for China (above) followed by the “big sink” extension to the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (below). (more…)

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This week Dezeen has been reporting from the Venice Architecture Biennale, where biennale director David Chipperfield urged architects to shun stardom and focus on schools and housing, Wolf D. Prix launched a scathing attack on the whole event, and rumour

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This week on Dezeen our readers have been obsessing over safety, with a tirade of comments demanding handrails and balustrades for a house with holes in the walls and floors (above) and concerns for the stability of a deck chair with no back legs (below).

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London remained in the spotlight this week, as everyone was talking about Thomas Heatherwick’s design for the Olympic Cauldron (above), which was finally unveiled at the opening ceremony of the games on Friday night. (more…)

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This week high-profile architects have been making the news, as Frank Gehry completed two homes for hurricane victims (above) and Zaha Hadid revealed designs for a limited edition speedboat (below). (more…)

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The rain is still pouring down this week and Londoners have become even more obsessed by the weather than usual, with Troika’s board that lets you compare the current situation with the day before (above) and Michael Robinson’s souvenir poster

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This week The Shard was inaugurated in London, legendary Italian car designer Sergio Pininfarina died and new dean of architecture Alex de Rijke announced the end of “paper architecture” at the Royal College of Art.  (more…)

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This week Herzog & de Meuron were in London for the opening of their Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, Thomas Heatherwick opened his solo show at the V&A and BarberOsgerby’s Olympic torch has been making its way around the UK. We’ve got i

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  The International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York was overshadowed this week by news that one designer had been arrested while installing his project in the city and accused of “planting false bombs”, which our re

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  This week Dezeen has been all about skyscrapers, with towers by 15 of the world’s most famous architects for a new business district in Seoul plus a timelapse movie and interview with architect Renzo Piano as his 300 metre-high

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. This week’s highlights include starchitects excavating a London park, a movie involving Dita Von Teese and a stiletto and a chocolate penis… read on for full details of the week on Dezeen. (more…)

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  This week Google opened a campus for startups in east London, Yves Bahar launched a bigger and louder version of his Jambox wireless speaker and BIG unveiled designs for a tower block shaped like a hashtag. Meanwhile we’ve been

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This week the Olympic torch by BarberOsbery won the top prize at the Design Museum’s Designs of the Year awards, a decision that divided Dezeen readers and provoked some design critics to question the validity of the awards. A restoration of histori

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In case you hadn’t noticed, this week we’ve been in Milan for the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, where we’ve been filming a daily TV show from Dezeen Studio powered by Jambox at MOST. Highlights include interviews with Zaha Hadid, Tom Dixon

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This week a group of urban climbers revealed that they’d secretly scaled the 309-metre-high exterior of Renzo Piano’s London skyscraper the Shard and J. Mayer H. completed a crooked concrete police station that one reader thought was actually

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This week a sharp-sided museum dedicated to ill-fated ship the RMS Titanic reminded readers of an iceberg and a Japanese house with a bookcase covering an entire wall raised concerns about the danger of falling books during an earthquake. Readers describe

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This week we announced our plans for Milan during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, with Dezeen Studio powered by Jambox setting up camp at new design centre MOST, where we’ll be filming a daily TV show with interviews, news and even weather rep

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This week we launched Dezeen Music Project, a new initiative to promote new, original music by upcoming musicians. We were also named #01 in the Best Blogs list of top 50 design blogs. Meanwhile Stella McCartney unveiled the kit that British athletes will

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This week John McAslan + Partners unveiled the long-awaited remodelling of King’s Cross Station in London, PayPal launched a device for swiping credit cards to take payments on a smartphone, and readers wondered why the roof of the Enzo Ferrari Museum by

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This week we launched our Designed in Hackney initiative to highlight design talent in the east London borough of Hackney, one of the five host boroughs for the London 2012 Olympic Games and home to Dezeen’s offices. More details here. Our most popular st

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This week Chinese architect Wang Shu of Amateur Architecture Studio in Hangzhou was named 2012 Pritkzer Prize laureate and we rounded up his key projects. Our most popular story featured architectural photos that have been manipulated to create bizarre an

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This week sports brand Nike launched a range of knitted running shoes, car brand Mini unveiled a panel-van version of the Mini Clubman and RCA graduate Min-Kyu Choi put his award-winning folding plug graduation project into production. A website called Ar

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This week we introduced slideshows of larger images to the top of selected stories on Dezeen – see the first few examples here, including a museum of handmade paper, stripped-out factories awaiting renovation and a skatepark in Calais. BIG won a com

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This week on Dezeen we published an interview with industrial designer Marc Newson about his new camera for Pentax. You can also watch highlights from Fabio Novembre’s talk about his work and inspirations plus changes in the Italian design scene on

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This week Marc Newson unveiled the camera he designed for Japanese brand Pentax and Nike launched a wristband that can tell whether you’ve done any exercise. Meanwhile, Austrian designer Nina Levett caused a stir with a trio of provocative videos th

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Our most controversial story this week announced writer Alain de Botton’s plans to erect temples for atheists across the UK – read the story and join the debate here. It also emerged that Disney were selling a T-shirt inspired by the 1979 albu

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This week Richard Meier & Partners unveiled designs for a 34-storey tower in Mexico City, SOM won a competition to design a skyscraper for China with proposals that incorporate a 30-storey-high opening window and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urba

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This week a boat-shaped apartment washed up on the roof of the Southbank Centre in London, dRMM completed a shimmering golden wedding chapel in the British seaside town of Blackpool and we showed images of Renzo Piano’s new wing at the Isabella Stew

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This week Peter Zumthor’s memorial to suspected witches put to death in Norway captured readers attention, while David Chipperfield was confirmed as architecture curator for this year’s Venice Biennale and rapper Kanye West announced plans to

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This week Thomas Heatherwick unveiled the prototype of his New Bus for London, Snøhetta released proposals for a Maggie’s cancer care centre in Aberdeen and Foster + Partners won a competition to design a high-speed rail station in northwest Spain. Reader

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This week Steven Holl was announced as the winner of this year’s AIA Gold Medal, Danish studio BIG designed another building-cum-ski-slope and MAD released photos of their recently completed “otherworldly” museum in the Gobi desert. Over

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This week MVRDV caused a commotion by designing two towers engulfed in a pixellated cloud that put readers in mind of the World Trade Centre’s destruction on September 11. Meanwhile UNStudio unveiled designs for a Singapore skyscraper with chunks mi

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In case you hadn’t noticed, this week we opened our Christmas shop The Temporium at 65 Monmouth Street, Seven Dials, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9DG. Drop in to see over 20 designers and brands selling their products direct to the public, plus 10% of

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This week on Dezeen our most popular story was the redesign of McDonald’s interiors in France by Patrick Norguet, which encouraged readers to suggest that they redesign their food next, while a mountain lodge that you can ski over by Fantastic Norwa

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This week on Dezeen we celebrated our fifth birthday! We picked some of our favourite parties, stories and projects since 2006 and published a selection of the lovely tweets we received. Meanwhile, Foster + Partners designed a glossy production facility f

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This week on Dezeen Thomas Heatherwick designed an interior for an abbey with curving walnut and ash choir stalls and Dutch architects MVRDV unveiled proposals for a hotel covered in flowers inside a giant greenhouse. The Campana brothers wrapped a furnit

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This week on Dezeen we reported from the Inside awards in Barcelona, where a hotel in a former Japanese Army headquarters by NHDRO walked away with the top prize. A glass bedroom on the shoreline in Finland was the most popular story with Dezeen readers t

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This week on Dezeen we published analysis by Dezeen reader Salomé Francpourmoi, which questioned whether there was a bias towards white males in our features. You can have your say on the gender and race issue by leaving comments at the end of the post. M

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This week on Dezeen we featured a couple of intriguing aviation stories: our readers were amused and bemused by a transportation concept resembling a floating inflatable cloud, while Foster + Partners completed the world’s first commercial spaceport

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This week Zaha Hadid opened the new cave-like London showroom she’s designed for bathroom brand Roca and Ai Weiwei was dubbed art’s most powerful figure. This is the last week of Dezeen Space so your last chance to visit is this weekend! If yo

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This week OMA were in the news with the opening of a new exhibition of their work at the Barbican in London and the completion of their Maggie’s cancer caring centre in Glasgow. We were given an private guided tour of the exhibition by Rem Koolhaas

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This week Renzo Piano completed a minimal monastery at the site of Le Corbusier’s chapel of Notre-Dame du Haut, Daniel Libeskind added an angular extension to Dresden’s Museum of Military History and UNStudio designed a cantilevered concrete observa

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This week Dezeen have been at the London Design Festival, where we opened Dezeen Space in Shoreditch and officially launched the Dezeen Book of Ideas. Thanks to everyone who’s stopped by so far! Ron Arad was presented with the London Design Medal 20

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This week the first of the London Design Festival events opened, including John Pawson’s installation at St Paul’s Cathedral and the Bouroullec brothers’ Textile Field at the Victoria & Albert museum. Dezeen Space opens tomorrow at 5

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This week David Lynch unveiled his Paris nightclub, the Campana brothers completed their first hotel and BMW presented a pair of sustainable concept cars. Our readers were shocked by a contraceptive device incorporating a one-cent coin and disturbed by a

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This week Luzinterruptus installed an army of radioactive scarecrows at a German festival and we finished the summer by rounding up our top ten stories about swimming pools. We also released the Dezeen Book of Ideas for pre-order ahead of its launch at De

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This week Steve Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple amid a flurry of praise for his contributions to the design world, although Dezeen readers slammed designs for the new Apple headquarters by Foster + Partners only last week. Zaha Hadid released new images of

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Our most popular and most controversial story this week featured a redesign of the London tube map that’s more geographically accurate than the 1931 classic – read both sides of the argument and have your say here. Other interesting debates th

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Our most popular story this week featured a steel-plated house with a drawbridge-like flap that one reader thought might come in useful in a zombie apocalypse. Other hotly debated stories included a Mumbai office block sandwiched between a corporate comp

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Zaha Hadid’s aquatics centre for the London 2012 Olympics opened this week, exactly one year ahead of the opening ceremony, while new aerial photos of all the venues were released and the Olympic medal design failed to impress. See all our stories a

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Introducing a new feature on Dezeen: here’s a roundup of the top stories, news, comments and movies this week. Our most hotly debated story was about an upside-down skyscraper designed to neighbour the Hoover Dam – you can join the discussion

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