Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Center was named Design of the Year by London's Design Museum this week in a controversial decision that dominated the news and prompted strong reactions from critics and readers. Read on for more architecture and design highlights from the past seven days, plus our Dezeen Music Project track of the week. More
Royal College of Art graduate Sungsin Eo has designed a foam display and seating system for museums to present information to children in an engaging and playful way (+ movie). More
We're celebrating America's Independence Day today with a roundup of Dezeen's favourite US projects from this year, including a floating skate ramp, a house designed to look like a shadow in the desert and a residence blasted out of the rocks near Seattle (+ slideshow). More
This week's job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is a position for an experienced architect at Herzog & de Meuron, whose extension to the Swiss headquarters of insurance company Helvetia is pictured. Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.
World Architecture Festival 2014: the shortlist for this year's World Architecture Festival awards has been announced, including a cyclone-proof house, an Australian plant archive, an underground maritime museum by BIG and OMA's colossal De Rotterdam skyscraper (+ slideshow). More
An exhibition by Dutch curator Li Edelkoort at Israel's Design Museum Holon brings together the series of folding clothing by Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake, alongside work by designers Patricia Urquiola, Marcel Wanders and the Bouroullec brothers (+ slideshow). More
Central Saint Martins graduate Robert Cooper has created chocolate and wafer snacks that can be built into Airfix-style models, which are on display at the New Designers Part 2 exhibition that opened yesterday (+ slideshow). More