Small slots based on the position of constellations puncture the walls of this South African house by Openstudio Architects, bringing light in during the day and offering starry views at night (+ slideshow). More
Brutalism: the design for the clover-shaped tower of Bertrand Goldberg's Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago was enabled by the pioneering application of one of the earliest three-dimensional modelling programmes. With its curving form, Goldberg made a clear break away from the grid formations favoured in Modernist architecture. More
News: Spanish architect Alejandro Zaera-Polo has abruptly stepped down from his post as dean of Princeton's School of Architecture to "devote greater attention to his research", just two years after taking the post. More
Reeks Of The Same is a high-octane alternative pop record by transatlantic duo Lyon & Lowe.
MVRDV's giant food market in Rotterdam (pictured), Marc Newson's beer machine and a scissor-like bridge in London feature in Dezeen Mail issue 222. Click through for all the latest news, jobs and reader comments from Dezeen.
Following the success of the Ostrich Pillow, a travel cushion that fits over the head for sleeping anywhere, Studio Banana Things has launched a smaller version that slides onto the user's arm or hand (+ slideshow). More
David Chipperfield has filled the Mies van der Rohe-designed Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin with 144 tree trunks – the museum's final exhibition before renovation work by the British architect starts. More
World Architecture Festival 2014: an apostrophe-shaped bridge in a British industrial city and a pair of structures at a sustainable forest in Australia feature in the second group of category winners for awards at this year's World Architecture Festival in Singapore (+ slideshow). More
News: a proposal for a new east-west cycleway that would float on the River Thames has been unveiled by a consortium of architects, artists and engineers formed to promote the development of better cycling links in London. More
Inside Festival 2014: after day two at the Inside Festival, the final award winners have been revealed, including a marble-lined cinema in a Hong Kong shopping centre and an Australian school of architecture filled with colourful bespoke furniture (+ slideshow). More
Beijing Design Week 2014: design studio Lava has created a set of symbols that take elements from both Chinese characters and Western graphics in the hope that they will be understood by people from both cultures (+ slideshow). More