Venice Architecture Biennale 2014: four machines trace patterns in piles of sand to reveal plans of buildings, neighbourhoods and cities in this installation at the Israeli Pavilion (+ slideshow). More
Venice Architecture Biennale 2014: leading international critics and curators have given Dezeen their verdicts on Fundamentals, the architecture biennale curated by Rem Koolhaas, variously describing it as "accomplished", "brilliant" and "taking the piss". More
This week's Dezeen Mail newsletter includes an interview with Rem Koolhaas on the Venice Architecture Biennale and a house with an infinity pool on its roof, plus the latest news, jobs, competitions and reader comments from Dezeen.
First the connected home; now the connected garden: designer Yves Behar and entrepreneur Jason Aramburu have created products that monitor soil conditions and automatically water plants when they get thirsty (+ movie). More
Venice Architecture Biennale 2014: the British pavilion at the biennale charts the nation's Modernism using a fluorescent pink mound of earth, a galloping horse made from LEDs, imagery of social housing and a pair of concrete model cows (+ slideshow). More
Venice Architecture Biennale 2014: rows of curving translucent panels evoking mountains in traditional Chinese paintings surround scale models of MAD's Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center at this installation in Venice (+ slideshow). More
A curving concrete canopy supported by hundreds of columns loops around the perimeter of this renovated beach club in the Azerbaijani capital Baku by Istanbul architects Erginoğlu & Çalışlar (+ slideshow). More