Our most popular story this week has been a house in Portugal with railway sleepers that cantilever from the wall to form a staircase. Read on for more architecture and design highlights from the past seven days plus our Dezeen Music Project track of the week. More
Tessellating windows and cladding panels create a pattern of glowing triangles on the facade of this commercial building in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, by local architect Junichiro Ikeura (+ slideshow). More
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: in the second part of our interview with Rachel Armstrong, the senior University of Greenwich lecturer explains how a synthetic "limestone-like" support structure could be grown underneath Venice to prevent the city's foundations being eroded. More
Opinion: show flats for residential developments don't just tell us about a developer's dream demographic – they have the potential to turn a sales fantasy into part of the city's built fabric, says Sam Jacob. More
This electronica-tinged track by London producer and singer The Slow Revolt has a wonderfully effortless charm that belies the tight structure and attention to detail evident throughout. Understated and unassuming, the song achieves the feted balancing act of feeling both fresh and familiar at the same time.
This week's job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is a position for Part II assistants at Duggan Morris Architects, whose renovation and extension of a nineteenth century farm building is pictured. Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.