New York studio Asymptote has designed a faceted performing arts centre for South Korea that references the curved rooftops of ancient Buddhist temples and pavilions (+ slideshow). More
News: glow-in-the-dark roads, a childbirth training kit in a back pack and spicy paper that keeps food fresh have been announced among the winners of the world's biggest design prize, the INDEX: Award (+ slideshow). More
Man Oeuvre is a former acid house DJ based in Berlin, who has turned his hand to making electronica tracks inspired by world music artists.
This track, Ask (The Garden), features flute and shehnai samples from two pieces of Indian music: Gentle Breeze by Rakeesh Chaurasia and Ganesh Paath by Aklahk Hussain.
Studio Job founder Job Smeets looks back over his career to date and explains why sculpture is so important to his studio's work in this movie Dezeen filmed at Moooi's Unexpected Welcome exhibition in Milan. Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12. More
Interview: after completing Europe's largest public library in Birmingham, architect Francine Houben of Dutch studio Mecanoo spoke to Dezeen about the role of the library in the digital age and claims libraries are as central to society as cathedrals once were. More
Architectural drawings of a small workers' shack that featured in an exhibition in Shanghai, China, have been enlarged and used to create a full-scale replica in Auckland, New Zealand. More
Japanese firm Naruse Inokuma Architects has designed a shared occupancy house in Nagoya with communal areas for eating, cooking and relaxing that encourage the residents to interact in different ways (+ slideshow). More
Dutch studio Mecanoo has completed Europe's largest public library in Birmingham, England, with a sunken amphitheatre, rooftop gardens and a shimmering facade clad with interlocking metal rings (+ slideshow). More