Dezeen Magazine

2012 review: May

The prize for the most popular story in May (and in fact the whole year) goes to United Indecent Pleasures for their eight-inch chocolate penis that oozes fondant cream. Scroll on for something more architectural and our highlights from the news that month.

Villa Roces by Govaert & Vanhoutte

Our second most read story in May was the Villa Roces by Govaert & Vanhoutte, a glass house situated in a forest close to Bruge.

House NA by Sou Fujimoto Architects

House NA in Tokyo by Sou Fujimoto has hardly any walls and reached third place on our list.

Cross # Towers by BIG

Coming in at number four is a towering apartment block for Seoul by BIG that will look like a hash symbol.

Shelf Hotel by 3Gatti Architecture Studio

In fifth place it's Shelf Hotel, a series of small buildings placed on a giant shelving system, proposed by 3Gatti for Xian, China.

ArcelorMittal Orbit by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond

The controversial ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture (above) was the last of the permanent structures to be completed at the Olympic Park in London and an exhibition of work by Thomas Heatherwick opened at the V&A museum, where we filmed a series of interviews with him including one about the Olympic Cauldron.

Seven-screen pavilion by OMA for Kanye West

Kanye West showed his first short film in a seven-screen pavilion by OMA (above) UK copyright law was changed to give design the same term of protection as literature and art, and a designer was arrested in New York for "planting false bombs" when his lighting installation was misunderstood.

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