Slideshow: a sizeable hole in the roof of this gabled house in Oita, Japan, allows residents to climb outside and survey their surroundings. More
Dezeen archive: this week readers have been debating whether the proliferation of perforated facades in projects like David Adjaye's Smithsonian Museum (top right) is a result of fashion or shifts in practical considerations like availability and cost, so we've grouped all our stories about perforated metal facades in one place. Join the discussion about fashion in architecture here and see all the stories here.
Five years ago this week we chatted to Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana as they unveiled their chairs made from Disney cuddly toys in London. More