Our most popular story this week has been a house in Portugal with railway sleepers that cantilever from the wall to form a staircase. Read on for more architecture and design highlights from the past seven days plus our Dezeen Music Project track of the week.
Never Get Close is a charmingly understated, electronica-tinged pop song by London act The Slow Revolt.
Reaction to the fire that ripped through Mackintosh's Glasgow School of Art continued to dominate the news this week, along with initial damage assessments and plans to restore the iconic building. You can read all the latest developments here »
Other architectural stories included the completion of a lightweight roof on a stadium in Brazil ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the unveiling of a dome-shaped pavilion covered in grass as part of the International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam, and the blocking of plans to develop the former Tempelhof airport site in Berlin by residents, securing its future as a public park.
The future of vehicle design was also revealed this week as MINI unveiled their Touring Superleggera open-top concept car, Land Rover announced that it is working with researchers at MIT to develop sight-activated technology for its future vehicles, and Google began public trials of their "driverless" car, which will reportedly hit the roads in "the next couple of years".
Popular architecture stories included a house featuring a pulley system allowing residents to store their bicycles out of view, a theatre complex in Beijing converted from a printing factory, and an extension to a house in Sydney incorporating alternating cubes of timber and glass.
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