This week the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavik scooped the most prestigious European architecture prize, the Mies van der Rohe Award. Read on for more highlights in architecture and design over the past seven days.
The craft sector was up in arms this week, as the UK government caused "disbelief" with proposals to remove craft from the list of recognised creative industries.
It was a big week for travel brand Virgin, with the first rocket-powered flight of the Virgin Galactic spacecraft and the unveiling of new Virgin Atlantic uniforms by Vivienne Westwood.
Our most popular stories featured a self-sufficient Spanish holiday home in converted stables and a house renovation in Shanghai with a glazed rear wall by Neri&Hu.