November's most popular story was a set of images by Dutch architectural photographer Iwan Baan showing scenes of New York recovering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, while design education came under threat in the UK and 3D printing was taken up by the military.
News that the world's tallest tower will take only 90 days to complete in Changsha, China, caught our readers attention and was second most-clicked.
This house in Alicante by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos takes third place, with an 18-metre-long balcony that stretches out towards the Balearic Sea.
Coming in at four is a house in Lisbon with plants on the facade and a pool on the roof, designed by Portuguese architects Luís Rebelo de Andrade, Tiago Rebelo de Andrade and Manuel Cachão Tojal.
Completing our November lineup is a proposal for a Wine Museum that cantilevers from the side of a mountain, designed by Mauro Turin Architectes for the Lavaux wine-making region of Switzerland.
Fears for the future of creative education in the UK overtook the news in November, with incoming D&AD president Neville Brody (above) calling plans to remove creative subjects from the UK curriculum “short-sighted insanity”, and writer and broadcaster Andrew Marr saying the Royal College of Art will end up as a "Chinese finishing school" unless the UK government does more to encourage young people to study art and design. Read more about design and education here.
3D printing stayed in the spotlight with news that the US military is investing in 3D printing on the frontline and Dezeen went to Shanghai, where Michael Young insisted that “China is a dream scenario for a designer” but architects Neri&Hu told us that "architects in China are lost".
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