This week on Dezeen

This week on Dezeen

This week Herzog & de Meuron were in London for the opening of their Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, Thomas Heatherwick opened his solo show at the V&A and BarberOsgerby's Olympic torch has been making its way around the UK. We've got interviews with all three for you.

In an exclusive impromptu tour, Jacques Herzog reveals his seething jealousy at being excluded from the pavilion program in the past - which is only open to architects who've never built in the UK before - and the gallery's clever ruse to combine the Swiss stars with Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and create a team that fits the rules.

In the first of our interviews with Heatherwick he compares the exhibition guide dispensing contraption to a doner kebab and a newspaper printing press.

We didn't have a journalist available to interview Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby so you can watch them interview themselves here.

Intricate architectural images folded from paper were our most popular story, a cinema in a former slaughterhouse was most popular on Pinterest and a concrete house in Portugal was most-commented, though most of the discussion is about the dog in the photos.

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