This week on Dezeen

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Jonathan Ive to lead both hardware and software design at Apple

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.

Steve Jobs’ yacht completed

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.

Galaxy Soho by Zaha Hadid Architects

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).

Daum Space by Mass Studies

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.

Moscow’s Mercury City overtakes The Shard as Europe’s tallest skyscraper

Sad news also reached us this week that both experimental architect and artist Lebbeus Woods and Italian architect and designer Gae Aulenti have passed away.

Noma Restaurant by Space Copenhagen

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.

U-House by Jorge Graca Costa

Finally, we celebrated Halloween by compiling a Pinterest board full of scary designs.

New Pinterest board: scary design

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  • http://Www.thebrandunion.com Sue Daun

    Finally, the Apple world unites. Next let the consumers influence the design.