Steven Holl unveiled designs for a cancer-care centre in London and Royal College of Art graduate Hotzu River Cheng presented his stove designed to reduce the astonishing number of lung-cancer cases caused by cooking fumes.
Our latest report on technology and design took a look at the new industrial revolution brought about by open design and digital fabrication.
Meanwhile Álvaro Siza Vieira was announced as the winner of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement to be awarded at this year's Venice Biennale, London's Big Ben was renamed Elizabeth Tower, a kilometre-long cable car opened over the River Thames and Four World Trade Center topped out, becoming the first rebuilt tower on the site of the September 11 attacks in New York City.
Our most popular story featured a visitor centre by Kengo Kuma that resembles a stack of smaller buildings and our most commented stores were a drive-through airport and a toothbrush with a built-in water fountain.
There was also a bit of a construction theme with University of Brighton graduate Josh Bitelli's series of furniture and vases made from asphalt and road-marking paint, followed by brick and wood furniture by Rachel Griffin of Earnest Studio in Rotterdam and Emilie Pallard of Eindhoven.
We continued our coverage of the Royal College of Art graduate show with suits for wearing someone else's body, speakers with fabric controls and a superstitious robot plus tours of the exhibition with Architecture course leader Alex de Rijke and Design Interactions course leader Tony Dunne.
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