Naruse House by MDS has been clad using the traditional Japanese technique of Yakisugi, which involves charring cedar wood to create a blackened, weather-resistant surface that resists decay (+ slideshow). More
This week we published architecture for cats, the latest news from London Design Festival 2014 and continued our series on Brutalist buildings. Read on for more architecture and design highlights from the past seven days. More
News: the editor of one of Italy's leading design magazines has denied that her country's industry is in decline and believes that "Milan is still the international capital of design" (+ interview). More
Opinion: the way we consume architecture online has changed thanks to social media, creating a new genre of imagery – meme-tecture. Alexandra Lange offers her guide to making an architectural meme. More
This week's job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is for an architect at McDowell+Benedetti, whose apostrophe-shaped rotating bridge in Hull, England, is pictured. Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.
Brutalism: as part of our ongoing series on Brutalism, we asked architects including Kengo Kuma, David Adjaye and Amanda Levete to reveal their favourite buildings from the radical post-war movement. More
London Design Festival 2014: architect Amanda Levete has opened a pop-up restaurant in London's Soho where tins of fish and seafood are displayed in a "a museum-type vitrine" before being dished up to customers to eat straight out of the can (+ slideshow). More
London Design Festival 2014: designer Andrea Mancuso and architect Emilia Serra have collaborated with ceramicist Alessio Sarri to create vases by detonating gunpowder-filled wet-clay forms before firing. More