This week on Dezeen

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New York After the Storm by Iwan Baan

As areas affected by Hurricane Sandy began the recovery process this week, Iwan Baan's photos of New York during the ensuing blackout featured in our most popular story.

RMIT Swanston Academic Building by Lyons

Meanwhile our most controversial story hailed from Melbourne, with Lyons' RMIT university building covered in scales (above) sparking some serious debate about whether being "a city with balls" is a good thing.

The Dynamic D*Haus by The D*Haus Company

A shape-shifting house (above) was also popular, though some readers worried about the consequences if it changed shape at unexpected moments.

Sustainable fishing net wins James Dyson Award

A sustainable fishing net that separates young and endangered fish from the catch (above) won the James Dyson Award, while Kieran Long was appointed senior curator of contemporary architecture, design and digital at the V&A museum in London and Dan Hill was made managing director of Fabrica, the Benetton Group’s communication research centre in Italy.

Architecture for Dogs curated by Kenya Hara

Architecture for dogs by famous architects (above) provided some light relief - much to the distaste of some of our readers - as did readers' musings on a travel vibrator by designer sex toy brand Jimmyjane (below).

Form 6 G3 vibrator by Jimmyjane

This was also the week of our 10,000th story, our 100,000th reader comment, our 200,000th Facebook follower, 100,000th Twitter follower and 40,000th Pinterest follower. So thanks to all our readers!

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