Vienna Design Week 2011: Austrian designer Konstantin Schmölzer has squeezed a wooden tower into the space between a green wall and glass atrium at Jean Nouvel's Sofitel hotel for Vienna Design Week.
Dezeen Wire: there has been mixed reaction from architecture critics to Rafael Viñoly's firstsite visual arts centre in Colchester, dubbed the "golden banana" by some commentators. More
London Design Festival 2011: here are some photos of a collection of furniture and lighting by industrial designer Benjamin Hubert for Portuguese brand De La Espada, presented at the Tramshed during the London Design Festival. More
Dezeen Wire: design critic Alice Rawsthorn dicusses the difficulty in accurately defining design, suggesting that more "open" design processes mean anyone can claim to be a designer - The New York Times
Dezeen Wire: here is a roundup of the critics' reactions to Zaha Hadid Architects scooping the RIBA Stirling Prize for the second consecutive year with their design for a school in south London. More
Light glitters through thousands of tiny perforations in the bumpy steel exterior of a railway control centre in Spain. More