A collection of architectural gems in the sleepy seaside town of Littlehampton, fleshy furniture and a travelling abattoir made the headlines this week. Read on for more architecture and design highlights, plus our Dezeen Music Project track of the week.
A Kiss To Die For is a sombre, moody chill-out track by San Francisco band The Warheads.
Following the publication of Littlehampton's latest headline-grabbing architectural project, Dezeen tracked down the woman responsible for spreading architecture through the town "like a contagious disease" to find out how she convinced the likes of Thomas Heatherwick and Asif Khan to design for the seaside resort.
A bridge connecting the historic Mont Saint-Michel island commune to northern France was opened to pedestrians, prompting a discussion among readers questioning the project's sensitivity to its surroundings. Read the story and comments »
In other architecture news South Korea's tallest building finally opened its doors three years after completion, Steven Holl hit back at the critics that blasted his controversial addition to the Glasgow School of Art, and details were revealed about a new London gallery housing the collection of British artist Damien Hirst.
Elsewhere Royal College of Art graduate Janice Tseng Lau proposed a travelling abattoir designed to highlight the reality of meat production and Turkish architecture studio Autoban designed giant wooden "cocoons" for the interior of the new international terminal at Baku airport in Azerbaijan. The Venezuelan government also courted controversy as it began the process of forcibly evicting hundreds of families from Torre David, the abandoned skyscraper in Venezuela that squatters transformed into a role model for informal communities.
In design news, Atopia – the design firm that claimed Thomas Heatherwick's Olympic cauldron bore "a striking resemblance" to its own work – refused to answer questions over images of its concept. See our earlier story on Atopia's out-of-court settlement with the organisers of London's 2012 Olympic games »
It was a big week for Fuseproject, the San Francisco industrial design studio headed by Yves Béhar, as Chinese brand management conglomerate BlueFocus Communication Group lined themselves up to acquire a majority stake in the company.
Popular architecture projects this week included sleeping cells designed for tent-loathing festival revellers, a short animation depicting iconic 20th century houses and a concrete house squeezed onto a narrow plot in Vienna.
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