This week on Dezeen we've been focussing on architecture and design in China, with Hong Kong designer Michael Young telling us that China will produce as many world-class designers as Japan within 20 years but Shanghai architects Neri&Hu maintaining that "architects in China are lost".
Top photograph of Pudong, Shanghai, is from Shutterstock.
We took another look at Zaha Hadid's 330,000-square-metre Galaxy Soho complex, this time with a slideshow of images examining it's relationship with the surrounding Beijing streets (above).
Also this week, Chinese firm MAD unveiled plans for a village of towering apartment blocks in the eastern Chinese countryside (above).
Dezeen was in Shanghai for the opening of Neri&Hu's Design Republic Commune centre featuring a design gallery, shop and event space in a former colonial police station (above). While we were there we checked out a new shopping centre in an ageing warehouse with green walls and a shoe cave (below).
We'll be publishing the movie from our trip soon and you can see all our stories about China here.
Elsewhere in the world, news that the US military is developing its own 3D printers for the frontline sparked controversy among our readers, as did Zaha Hadid's winning design for the Japan National Stadium in Tokyo (above).
Finally, Herzog & de Meuron's barn-like Parrish Art Museum opened on Long Island.
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