This week The Shard was inaugurated in London, legendary Italian car designer Sergio Pininfarina died and new dean of architecture Alex de Rijke announced the end of "paper architecture" at the Royal College of Art.
Meanwhile we opened our latest design pop-up shop Dezeen Super Store in Seven Dials, Covent Garden, and The Independent put us at number one in their top ten architecture blogs.
Diller Scofidio + Renfro unveiled designs for a medical college with its skin peeled back, MVRDV proposed extending the city of Almere into a lake with a square artificial peninsula covered in gardens and Frank Gehry caused a few giggles with a crumpled paper project.
It was a good week for design in Paris too with new street furniture for Wi-Fi stations by Mathieu Lehanneur and a new restaurant at the top of the Montparnasse Tower by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance.
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