One year ago...

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One year ago...

This time last year Chinese architects MAD unveiled plans for a museum shaped like a giant icicle and a mirrored treehouse in Sweden opened up its doors to overnight guests.

Japanese designers Nendo presented a collection of furniture comprised entirely of square and cube-shaped parts, while an RCA student came up with a fun way to recycle leftover Christmas trees and we featured a mirrored office with a hidden slide entrance.

Readers were impressed with the sensitive detailing of a mountainside tomb but thought a self-assembly chair by designer Max Lamb would only be able to support the super-skinny.

Meanwhile we revealed images of a few popular houses, including a triangular residence that pokes up from the ground, a house with a marble brise-soleil facade and a gabled home that is screened from a nearby busy road.

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