Dezeen's review of the year: April 2013

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Foster's Apple campus nearly $2 billion over budget

Apple hit the headlines in April, as we reported that the California firm's Foster + Partners-designed headquarters (pictured) was $2 billion over budget and its upcoming television was rumoured to be operated with a digital "iRing".

UK to drop crafts from list of creative industries
UK to drop crafts from list of creative industries

UK design law shake up

The design industry in the UK took a couple of turns, as a new bill to extend copyright protection on industrial design came in to force and craft was dropped from the government's list of creative industries. Also there was controversy over design and technology education.

House T by Tsukano Architect Office
House T by Tsukano Architect Office

Most popular

A plain white house with a narrow vertical slice at one corner topped the list of most popular stories in April.

Omnibus House by Gubbins Arquitectos
Omnibus House by Gubbins Arquitectos

Next up was a rural Chilean residence balanced on top of a dry-stone wall by Gubbins Arquitectos.

Madison House by Thomas Phifer and Partners
Madison House by Thomas Phifer and Partners

In third place was a curvy brick house designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners to resemble a serpentine garden wall.

Crescent House by Andrew Burns
Crescent House by Andrew Burns

A charred timber pavilion installed at a Sydney art foundation by Andrew Burns was fourth.

AIA Small Project Awards winners announced
AIA Small Project Awards winners announced

Our fifth most clicked post in April was a compilation of AIA Small Projects award winners.

Dezeen launches Print Shift magazine with Blurb
Dezeen launches Print Shift magazine with Blurb

Dezeen's month

With all the news about 3D printing gaining momentum, we created a one-off print-on-demand magazine called Print Shift.

"Everybody could have their body scanned and order clothes that fit perfectly" - Iris van Herpen

The publication included interviews with pioneers in the technology including 3D-printing guru Janne Kyttanen, fashion designer Iris van Herpen and architect Neri Oxman.

"One day we will be able to 3D-print a hamburger"

It also featured articles about the ongoing race to 3D-print a building, a look into the future of fashion and the possibility that we might soon be eating printed food.

Unexpected Welcome exhibition by Moooi
Unexpected Welcome exhibition by Moooi

We set up camp in Milan during the city's annual jamboree for our Dezeen and MINI World Tour second leg, where we filmed a series of movies with designers and critics.

Quiet Motion by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for BMW i
Quiet Motion by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for BMW i

Highlights from Milan included Moooi's lavish exhibition of its new collection, Tom Dixon's clothing range for Adidas and the Bouroullec brothers' spinning cork platforms.

Dezeen offices by Post-Office
Dezeen offices by Post-Office

Finally, the ground floor of Dezeen's north London office The Surgery was transformed into a shop for Dezeen Watch Store by Philippe Malouin.

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