Also this week, OMA won the competition to design a new bridge in Bordeaux and the firm is to work alongside Foster + Partners plus Hollywood power-couple Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin to create a new ocean-side cultural quarter in Miami.
3D-printed eye cells could "aid in the cure of blindness" according to researchers at The University of Cambridge, who published a paper about successfully printing adult nerve cells for the first time.
We published a series of dream houses proposed for Spain's Matarraña region, including a symmetrical concrete home by Pezo Von Ellrichshausen, a residence encased in a lattice of giant sticks by Sou Fujimoto and a house modelled on the form of an explosion by Didier Faustino.
We began to get in the festive spirit by featuring Christmas baubles designed by architects and celebrities including Zaha Hadid, Gwyneth Paltrow and Mary J Blige, as well as ornamental stars by Pernilla Ohrstedt for a London hotel's tree.
Our top architecture stories were a cork-clad hotel clad in Portugal and a house in Yokohama with barely any walls around the ground floor so it can function as a community space.
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