This week Thomas Heatherwick was accused of copying the design for the Olympic Cauldron just days after being awarded a CBE for services to the design industry. Read on for more architecture and design news from the last seven days plus Dezeen Music Project track of the week. More
Dezeen archive: following claims that Thomas Heatherwick's Olympic cauldron design isn't original, we've compiled our top stories about copying in design. More
Spiralling stone walls will be carved with images of extinct species - with space reserved for future extinctions - at this observatory and education centre designed by Adjaye Associates for the Isle of Portland, England. More
Opinion: in the second of two columns exploring the impact of digital culture on design, Sam Jacob looks at how Google Maps is reshaping cities while Apple, Facebook and Amazon are reshaping the natural landscape by building their own headquarters as self-contained ecosystems. More
This deep house track by German producers Wave Crushers has a wonderfully laid-back groove - the perfect way to ease into the weekend.
The track was submitted to Dezeen Music Project by German label Aux Audio.
Australian architect Raffaello Rosselli has repurposed a corroding tin shed in Sydney to create a small office and studio apartment (+ slideshow). More
A group of Royal College of Art graduates has used the pulp from mulched newspapers to form helmets for London's cycle hire scheme (+ movie). More