The big news this week is Apple bringing its hardware and software design teams together under the direction of Jonathan Ive (above), a move our readers think is "long overdue" and they hope will mean the end of "that nasty skeuomorphism fetish" where software interfaces are styled to resemble leather and wood. Readers also think Ive should have been brought in to help with the design of Steve Jobs' yacht (below), completed this week just over a year after his death.
Readers have also been discussing Zaha Hadid's newly completed Galaxy Soho complex in Beijing (below), arguing over whether it's deceitful for architectural photography to show only the best of a building and who's really responsible for poor construction quality in ambitious Chinese projects.
Meanwhile, readers think it's "very relevant for South Korea to set an example away from the Hadid legacy," with reference to Mass Studies' modular system for building what they hope will be South Korea's answer to Silicon Valley (below).
This week the world's narrowest house was completed in Poland just as Moscow skyscraper Mercury City (below) topped out and overtook Renzo Piano’s The Shard as the tallest building in Europe.
In Copenhagen the interior of the world's best restaurant had an overhaul (above) and a surfer's house in Portugal (below) was one of our most popular stories.
Finally, we celebrated Halloween by compiling a Pinterest board full of scary designs.
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