This week on Dezeen

This week on Dezeen we published analysis by Dezeen reader Salomé Francpourmoi, which questioned whether there was a bias towards white males in our features. You can have your say on the gender and race issue by leaving comments at the end of the post.

Meanwhile, a zig-zagging extension by Bjarke Ingels Group won a competition to convert a warehouse in Basel and our most-viewed story featured a library near Beijing that's covered in firewood.

Also popular were a pointy apartment block in Japan by EASTERN Design Office and a garden pavilion made from trees that will take 100 years to complete, which one of our readers described as "a lovely gift to future folk."

Fashion house Maison Martin Margiela completed their first hotel interior for the Maison Champs Elysées hotel in Paris and graphic designers Pearlfisher created some packaging for pharmaceutical products, labelled with symptoms rather than ingredients.

We also rounded up our top ten stories featuring machines and reported from Dutch Design Week and new design fair Qubique in Berlin.

Cape Town was named World Design Capital for 2014, Marc Newson won the prestigious Lucky Strike Designer Award and the director of Helvetica and Objectified released a new feature-length documentary focusing on urbanisation.

Over on Dezeen Screen you can see an interview filmed at Mint gallery with Japanese designer Oki Sato of Nendo and an overview of what we got up to at our Dezeen Space pop-up, plus more interviews with OMA partners.

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