Meanwhile,¬†Foster + Partners designed a glossy production facility¬†for supercar brand McLaren, new images of¬†Daniel Libeskind's museum in Dresden¬†provoked more negative responses and one reader said a¬†border checkpoint by Berlin architect J. Mayer H.¬†looks "like a disfigured 1960's spaceship with a caravan on top."
Japanese designers¬†Nendo created an interior full of fake doors¬†for a boutique in Kyoto and a¬†sunken bridge that traverses the moat of a Dutch fort¬†received reviews such as "poetic", "peaceful" and "ingenious".
A¬†renovation of a 1960s residence won the Manser Medal 2011¬†for Britain's best house, Elle Decoration editor¬†Michelle Ogundehin lamented the decline of Habitat¬†in a¬†blog post, a U.N. report highlighted a¬†60-fold increase in royalties and licensing fees¬†paid in the last 40 years and footballer¬†Wayne Rooney chose to hire a firm of architects¬†to design his new garden shed.
Robert Stadler designed a new bistro chair¬†for iconic manufacturer Thonet, while on Dezeen Screen we published a video of designer Matthias Pliessnig¬†wrapping an original Thonet chair in strips of white oak.
Established & Sons design director¬†Sebastian Wrong showed us around their presentation¬†at the Qubique design fair in Berlin.