One year ago...

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One year ago...

This week last year two architectures students unveiled plans for a company that enables illegal migration and our most popular and controversial story was about a giant, latticed canopy by J. Mayer H. that was described as clumsy, grotesque and overbearingly monumental, as well as sublime and gutsy.

Our readers also had a lot to say about an anvil-shaped museum with a windowless tiled facade, which many thought bore an uncanny resemblance to Selfridges in Birmingham.

Over in Tokyo, architect Emmanuelle Moureaux completed another project with her trademark rainbow of colours, this time a bank, while back in the Dezeen office we were busy deciding which colour gradients we'd prefer for a set of stackable stationary.

Following our week in Milan we also featured a few more of the best projects from the show, which included a sofa that can be reconfigured using a touch pad and a chair made from recycled clothes, as well as stone and aluminum furniture by Studio Toogood and a button-studded chair by Studio Job.

The most popular movie of the week on Dezeen Screen was a beautiful video showing the installation of a chandelier by Canadian lighting company Bocci.

See all our stories from April 2011 ¬Ľ
See our review of last year ¬Ľ