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This week on Dezeen

This week on Dezeen

Our most controversial story this week announced writer Alain de Botton's plans to erect temples for atheists across the UK - read the story and join the debate here. It also emerged that Disney were selling a T-shirt inspired by the 1979 album cover of Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division, but don't rush to order one as they've all sold. We also showed a robe made of golden silk harvested from over a million wild spiders and a tower built by flying robots.

Our most popular story featured a blackened timber house surrounded by sheep on a Portuguese island and readers showed a lot of love for the bottle-shaped shutters of a wine shop in Prague, but argued about the sloping zig-zag roof of a market in Majorca.

This week the sad news reached us that Moss design store in New York is to close. More happily, retailers Habitat appointed Polly Dickens as new creative director, William Knight was announced as the new event director of trade show 100% Design, Jeremy Till was appointed as the new head of college at Central Saint Martins and Tord Boontje is to open a shop in London.

John Pawson unveiled his proposals for the new Design Museum in London and Grimshaw were selected to masterplan the home of the Wimbledon tennis championships.

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