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 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.
A plain white house with a narrow vertical slice at one corner topped the list of most popular stories in April.
Our fifth most clicked post in April was a compilation of AIA Small Projects award winners.
With all the news about 3D printing gaining momentum, we created a one-off print-on-demand magazine called Print Shift.
The publication included interviews with pioneers in the technology including 3D-printing guru Janne Kyttanen, fashion designer Iris van Herpen and architect Neri Oxman.
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.