Meanwhile, Foster + Partners designed a glossy production facility for supercar brand McLaren, new images of Daniel Libeskind's museum in Dresden provoked more negative responses and one reader said a border checkpoint by Berlin architect J. Mayer H. looks "like a disfigured 1960's spaceship with a caravan on top."
Japanese designers Nendo created an interior full of fake doors for a boutique in Kyoto and a sunken bridge that traverses the moat of a Dutch fort received reviews such as "poetic", "peaceful" and "ingenious".
A renovation of a 1960s residence won the Manser Medal 2011 for Britain's best house, Elle Decoration editor Michelle Ogundehin lamented the decline of Habitat in a blog post, a U.N. report highlighted a 60-fold increase in royalties and licensing fees paid in the last 40 years and footballer Wayne Rooney chose to hire a firm of architects to design his new garden shed.
Robert Stadler designed a new bistro chair for iconic manufacturer Thonet, while on Dezeen Screen we published a video of designer Matthias Pliessnig wrapping an original Thonet chair in strips of white oak.
Established & Sons design director Sebastian Wrong showed us around their presentation at the Qubique design fair in Berlin.