This week was filled with parties, as Chilean architect Smiljan Radić unveiled his Serpentine Gallery Pavilion and Zaha Hadid hosted a summer pool party at her London Aquatics Centre. Both events provided us with plenty of Instagram moments! Read on for architecture and design highlights from the past seven days, plus our Dezeen Music Project track of the week.
This year's Serpentine pavilion was received favourably by readers and critics alike, despite being compared to a lumbering turtle and a dinosaur egg. Chilean architect Smiljan Radić described his structure as looking like a crude model "made by a giant".
In other architecture news, Brooklyn firm Garrison Architects unveiled a full-size prototype for post-disaster modular housing, and the University of Stuttgart revealed a double-domed pavilion made out of wooden panels created by robots.
David Chipperfield returned to the headlines, as it was announced his flagship store design for fashion house Valentino will open in New York this summer.
Images were also released of Frank Gehry's arts centre for a cultural foundation established by fashion brand Louis Vuitton, which is nearing completion in Paris.
As Glastonbury revellers brace themselves for heavy rain, we featured two essential products that would've ensured for a dry experience of the music festival. Barcelona designer Estel Alcaraz created a pair of lightweight wellington boots that can be rolled up and stuffed in a bag, and Royal College of Art graduate Ayca Dundar redesigned the umbrella to make it resilient to high winds.
As the week drew to a close, we donned our swimming trunks and attended Zaha Hadid's summer pool party at her Olympic aquatics centre, which recently won a RIBA award. Check out the Dezeen team's snaps of this event and others on our Instagram feed »
Popular architecture projects this week included a Japanese house featuring a facade that appears to have been folded like a piece of paper, blackened timber cottages situated in the Bavarian countryside, and a London house extension featuring a polished concrete floor to enhance levels of natural light within the residence.
Main image is by Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.
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