Five years ago...

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Five years ago...

Five years ago this week a restaurant by Philippe Starck opened in Beijing filled with chandeliers and velvet, while Foster + Partners revealed plans for Moscow that involved replacing a famous communist landmark.

Our most discussed story featured a folding landscape of tarmac in Japan and we also published images of a political terror museum in Hungary.

Meanwhile, an exhibition of sculptural furniture by designer Vincent Dubourg opened at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London and photographer Oliviero Toscani unveiled an advert he'd shot for B&B Italia featuring identical twins, updating an equally controversial one from thirty years before.

See all our stories from March 2007 »