One year ago a lot of architecture and design seemed to be centred around love and sex, as we featured a coin-operated wedding machine, a mask for clamping mouths together and a couple of architectural installations that resembled parts of the female anatomy.
The pink AutoWed machine was popular with readers, many of whom were keen to get their own pair of plastic wedding rings and personalised receipt, while Didier Faustino's two-person mask (above) was considered a little too kinky and impersonal for most.
Also that week, plans were unveiled for a floating swimming pool on New York's rivers (above) and industrial designers Priestmangoode came up with a concept for high-speed trains that would transfer passengers while still moving (below).
Sign up for a daily roundup
of all our stories