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Synthetic creatures by Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg

Synthetic biology projects made it a weird week on Dezeen, as we featured new creatures that could save existing species and floors embedded with bacteria that could clean feet. Click through for more top content from the past seven days plus our Dezeen Music Project featured track.

This haunting electronica track by UK producer Max Cooper and classical composer Tom Hodge features electronic percussion created from chopped-up samples of the sound of the crowd at a football match.

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Synthetic creatures could
Synthetic creatures could "save nature" says Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg

This week Daisy Ginsburg proposed introducing synthetic living creatures into the wild to save endangered species and clean up pollution.

Bio-surfaces containing
Bio-surfaces containing "hacked" bacteria could clean your feet as you walk on them

Tashia Tucker predicted that floors embedded with synthetic bacteria could eat dirt and clean your feet in the buildings of the future.

Animal cells could be used to make
Animal cells could be used to make "Frankenstein-esque hybrid organs"

We also wrote about a proposal to use animal cells for printing new types of organs, which could be implanted into humans to prevent heart attacks or strokes.

Lady Gaga pilots
Lady Gaga pilots "first flying dress"

In other bizarre news, Lady Gaga was strapped into the world's "first flying dress" and projected across a room at her album launch party.

Shreddies underwear that stops farts smelling
Shreddies underwear that stops farts smelling

Our most popular story featured underwear designed to stop farts from smelling.

Foster's flaccid Gherkin used to advertise erectile dysfunction treatment
Foster's flaccid Gherkin used to advertise erectile dysfunction treatment

We published a manipulated photo showing Foster + Partners' Gherkin skyscraper as a flaccid phallus that was used by a UK pharmacy chain to advertise erectile dysfunction treatment.

Ardmore Residence skyscraper in Singapore by UNStudio
Ardmore Residence skyscraper in Singapore by UNStudio

Finally we got round to posting some architecture, including a curving residential tower in Singapore by UNStudio and plain white apartments fitted with wooden furniture pieces.

Eclépens apartment interiors with boxy wooden furniture by Big-Game
Eclépens apartment interiors with boxy wooden furniture by Big-Game

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