Jay Gort from Hackney studio Gort Scott Architects argues that the beleaguered British high street is actually a thriving location of "collision and conflict" in this talk filmed by Dezeen at our Designed in Hackney Day last year. More
Here is another track from the fantastic La Première EP by new electronic record label Atelier du Sample, which we featured a track from last week. The EP is still available to download for free here, so get it while you can.
Rounded shingles create wooden scales across the walls of this small house in Hackney that architect Laura Dewe Mathews has built for herself (+ slideshow). More
News: Swiss architect Peter Zumthor rejected architecture as form-making in his Royal Gold Medal lecture at the RIBA in London yesterday, explaining that he believes that light, materials and atmosphere are the most important aspects of architecture. More
This family house in Switzerland by Chinese architects EXH Design has a corner missing from its roof to allow space for a triangular roof terrace (+ slideshow). More