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.
The Dezeen and MINI Frontiers exhibition featuring installations exploring the future of mobility was unveiled at designjunction as part of the London Design Festival 2014, attracting attention from national and international media.
Created by six cutting-edge young designers, the exhibition comprises a stained-glass driverless car, visionary interpretations of augmented reality, a vacuum chamber designed to prepare the human body for space travel and much more. The exhibition will be open to the public until 21 September, when the festival concludes.
Other attention-grabbing installations include two enormous rotating mirrored structures by Barber and Osgerby, a spinning disk that creates luminous patterns inside the V&A's Tapestry Gallery and a range of unusual timepieces by Italian design duo Formafantasma.
French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec were awarded this year's London Design Medal, with British architect Richard Rogers receiving the lifetime achievement prize. Follow our latest coverage of London Design Festival 2014 »
In architecture news, construction began on Jean Nouvel's intricately patterned National Art Museum of China, a controversial Helsinki Guggenheim competition attracted a record number of entrants and Frank Gehry's colourful Museum of Biodiversity prepared to open.
For the latest instalment of our series on Brutalist architecture, we asked famous architects including Kengo Kuma, David Adjaye and Amanda Levete to reveal their favourite buildings from the radical post-war movement.
We also featured one of the most infamous religious buildings of the Brutalist period – Gottfried Böhm's Church of the Pilgrimage in Neviges.
Popular projects on Dezeen this week included a series of cat houses designed by Los Angeles architects, a former farmhouse converted into a minimally modern home and a traffic light that dances to protect pedestrians from their own impatience.