This time last year Álvaro Siza completed an L-shaped auditorium clad in grey tiles and white marble and Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka created a boutique interior for Issey Miyake's collapsible clothing range.
The V&A announced the shortlist for their Exhibition Road development, which was eventually awarded to AL_A, and a house in Switzerland featuring a faceted concrete volume placed on top of a traditional stone building was a hit with our readers.
Less popular were a complex mountainside house in Patagonia, which was described by one reader as "the worst kind of self-indulgent, egotistical architectural gymnastics," and a conceptual algae-producing tower by Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham that was compared to "cyborgs" or a "superhero outfit."
Meanwhile, we featured some eery photos of an abandoned housing estate in south London, leggings covered in holes that resemble snake skin, a chair inspired by the digital world of the movie, Tron and a window display with a heart made from cogs designed by Dutch studio Tjep.
Designer Kiki van Eijk described her ideal dinner party and Marieke van der Bruggen explained a concept for an open-air kitchen in videos made as part of our Food and Design report and we rounded up our top ten products made from paper.
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