This week London's Design Museum revealed its Design of the Year 2014 nominations, which includes Zaha Hadid's undulating cultural centre in Baku (pictured) and Dave Hakkens' modular mobile phone concept. More architecture and design news follows. More
This performing arts centre in São Paulo by Brasil Arquitetura features huge concrete volumes lifted off the ground to create accessible public spaces and has been named on the shortlist for the Designs of the Year awards, announced this week (+ slideshow). More
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: new technologies mean the design process is becoming akin to "creating a Hollywood film," says designer Francis Bitonti, who created a seamless 3D-printed dress for burlesque dancer Dita von Teese. More
Opinion: Justin McGuirk argues that despite the furniture industry's decline in Italy, it's still the best place to buy a sofa until the digital manufacturing revolution delivers on its promises. More
This week's job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is a position as an industrial designer at Dutch brand G-Star Raw, whose interior design team fitted out a ferry on the Amstel river in Amsterdam (pictured). Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.
Designer Konstantin Grcic has produced a collection of furniture that combines industrial sheet glass with pistons, hinges and cranks for his latest exhibition at Galerie Kreo in Paris (+ slideshow). More
This house by Japanese architect Shogo Aratani clambers over a steep rocky site in Hyogo, so it was named Krampon after the spiky devices that strap onto shoes to improve grip for climbing (+ slideshow). More