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One year ago...

This time last year Zaha Hadid unveiled concept proposals for two luxury villas at a golf resort and residents of a Paris neighbourhood complained so much about the noisy construction of a Frank Gehry-designed civic building that construction had to stop for the next month.

Elsewhere, Danish architects Bjarke Ingels Group were keeping very busy, revealing designs for not one but three new buildings - a technology centre with large holes in the walls, a residential building with a triangular tower and a doughnut-shaped art museum.

Dezeen visited Stockholm for the annual furniture fair, where we saw stools with lolly stick-shaped legs, an armchair made from a single sheet of felt and a collection of products on show inside a converted church, while back in London football team West Ham United beat rivals Tottenham Hotspur in their bid to move into the Olympic Stadium after the games are over.

Architecture stories proved popular with our readers, including a house lined with oriented strand board, a treehouse studio for an artist and a care home that looks like a giant checkerboard, plus we also featured a pair of biodegradable shoes with seeds inside that sprout into flowers.

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