As areas affected by Hurricane Sandy began the recovery process this week, Iwan Baan's photos of New York during the ensuing blackout featured in our most popular story.
Meanwhile our most controversial story hailed from Melbourne, with Lyons' RMIT university building covered in scales (above) sparking some serious debate about whether being "a city with balls" is a good thing.
A shape-shifting house (above) was also popular, though some readers worried about the consequences if it changed shape at unexpected moments.
A sustainable fishing net that separates young and endangered fish from the catch (above) won the James Dyson Award, while Kieran Long was appointed senior curator of contemporary architecture, design and digital at the V&A museum in London and Dan Hill was made managing director of Fabrica, the Benetton Group’s communication research centre in Italy.
Architecture for dogs by famous architects (above) provided some light relief - much to the distaste of some of our readers - as did readers' musings on a travel vibrator by designer sex toy brand Jimmyjane (below).