2012 review: September

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Ostrich Pillow by Kawamura-Ganjavian

Our most popular story in September was the Ostrich Pillow by Kawamura Ganjavian, squishy headgear meant for sleeping in public, plus Dezeen collaborated with Apple and 3D printing got controversial.

The Pool Shophouse by FARM and KD Architects

Second up it's The Pool Shophouse by FARM and KD architects, a converted 1920s shophouse in Singapore with, you've guessed it, a pool inside.

No Place Like Home GPS shoes by Dominic Wilcox

Dominic Wilcox's No Place Like Home GPS shoes with LED lights in the toes to guide you home are at number three.

Offices for Junta de Castilla y León by Alberto Campo Baeza

Fourth place goes to the Offices for Junta de Castilla y León by Alberto Campo Baeza, wrapped in glass behind a stone perimeter wall.

"Why should the poor live in slums if there are empty offices in the city?" - Justin McGuirk

An interview we filmed with curator Justin McGuirk about his Golden Lion-winning exhibit at the Venice Architecture Biennale, looking at community living in a vertical slum in Caracas, comes in at number five.

In News, the 3D printing revolution took a controversial turn in September when it emerged that libertarian activists in the US planned to distribute open-source blueprints for homemade 3D-printed guns.

Dezeen features in Apple's iPhone 5 launch

Dezeen was featured in Apple's launch of the iPhone 5 and makes an appearance in the movie demonstrating the new product. That same month, Apple was named best design studio of the past 50 years at one-off D&AD ceremony and it emerged that Apple industrial designer Jonathan Ive is to design a camera for German brand Leica.

Peter Zumthor to receive the Royal Gold Medal for architecture

Danish architect Henning Larsen was among the five laureates of the Praemium Imperiale arts prize and Peter Zumthor (above) was named as the recipient of the Royal Gold Medal for architecture.

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