This week last year Dezeen readers were swooning over idyllic houses in Australia, as we featured one overhanging the side of a cliff (above) and one that can be hidden behind a steel curtain (below).
With just over a year to go before the Olympics, Zaha Hadid's completed aquatics centre was unveiled (below), while designs for the winner's medals failed to impress.
In other news, Shigeru Ban completed an apartment block with a facade that rolls open (below), plus we published three popular movies demonstrating origami techniques and a dress that unfurls in the light (bottom).
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