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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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