This week Zaha Hadid denied responsibility for migrants working on her stadium in Qatar, while her aquatics centre for the London 2012 Olympics (pictured) is set to open to the public. More architecture and design from the past seven days follows, plus our Dezeen Music Project track of the week.
Only You is a chilled-out drum and bass track by Atlanta-based producer Sub Terrestrial.
Hadid was also among architects shortlisted to oversee the resurrection of Joseph Paxman's Crystal Palace exhibition centre in London, along with Richard Rogers, David Chipperfield and more.
Thomas Heatherwick unveiled plans for a new art gallery inside hollowed-out grain silos in Cape Town during this year's Design Indaba conference, where a portable router designed to bring consistent internet to remote parts of Africa was also presented.
Spike Aerospace proposed a windowless supersonic jet that will show passengers their surroundings on panoramic screens and NASA announced it is developing robots that can transform from flat to ball-shaped so they roll around the surface of planets.
Also, this year's RIBA Royal Gold Medal winner Joseph Rykwert told us that the rising cost of city-centre property is causing the "biggest crisis" facing architects and urbanists.
Our most popular stories this week included a Tokyo residence with a faceted concrete front and a compact artist's studio with fold-out furniture in Tel Aviv.
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