One year ago...

This time last year Ai Weiwei covered the floor of the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall with porcelain sunflower seeds and graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister talked to us about his work at Vienna Design Week

David Kohn Architects installed an event space called Skyroom on the roof of the Architecture Foundation's London offices and an underground railway station with criss-crossing concrete beams reminded our readers of a sci-fi computer game.

Meanwhile, British car manufacturer Aston Martin announced that they would launch a luxury compact city car and Copenhagen-based KiBiSi designed a furniture range resembling sand bags.

Structural engineer Cecil Balmond left Arup to set up his own consultancy and India's richest man, Mukesh Ambani, built the world's most expensive house in Mumbai.

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