This week on Dezeen

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This week on Dezeen

This week architect Rafael Viñoly has been in the spotlight as his curved Walkie Talkie skyscraper in London was renamed the Walkie Scorchie, for focusing a beam of sunlight strong enough to melt cars onto a neighbouring street. Scroll on for more architecture and design news plus Dezeen Music Project track of the week.

Down With Me is a garage-inspired remix of a house track by Bristol-based DJ/production duo Tyro.

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The Washington Collection by David Adjaye for Knoll
The Washington Collection by David Adjaye for Knoll

In furniture industry news David Adjaye unveiled his first furniture collection, designed for American retailer Knoll, and Swiss brand Vitra became the third owners of Artek since the Finnish furniture company was founded by Modernist Alvar Aalto.

Makers With Agendas by Julien De Smedt and William Ravn
Makers With Agendas by Julien De Smedt and William Ravn

Meanwhile architect Julien De Smedt launched a new design brand called Makers With Agendas, with products ranging from solutions to natural disasters and humanitarian crises to coat hooks and tea sets.

Coke-crate entrepreneur abandons award-winning design concept
Coke-crate entrepreneur abandons award-winning design concept

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat released a report that reveals the unnecessary "vanity space" added to the top of the world's tallest buildings and the creator of an anti-diarrhoea pack for the developing world that was named product design of the year admitted he has dropped the strategy in favour of more conventional packaging and distribution.

ImagineHouse by A.Masow Design Studio
ImagineHouse by A.Masow Design Studio

Our most popular stories featured renders of a concrete house designed to balance over the edge of a hillside in Kazakhstan and a house in Japan where Wooden furniture forms sections of staircases.

House in Itami byTato Architects
House in Itami byTato Architects

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  • James Burt

    Good luck renewing your PI insurance.