The stepped rooftops and industrial details of these Parisian council blocks by Colboc Franzen & Associés are designed to integrate the scheme with the neighbouring buildings (+ slideshow). More
An auction taking place during Parisian art fair FIAC next week will cement Ron Arad's reputation as one of the only collectible contemporary designers on the art market, according to French auction house Artcurial (+ slideshow). More
Interieur 2014: British designer Ross Lovegrove has built a pavilion from Barrisol's eponymous stretch-foil material to exhibit his new lighting products for the brand at this year's Biennale Interieur 2014 (+ slideshow). More
London producer Ketan Jogia has created a somber electronic reworking of Dark Sky Tonight by Laura James.
Interview: the UK is a difficult place to "do architecture" thanks to the dominance of the commercial sector and a lack of government investment says British architect David Chipperfield, whose firm is refurbishing Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. More
Brightly coloured stripes based on refracted light run across the walls, ceilings and floors of an art gallery in Nuremberg, Germany, in this immersive installation by Markus Linnenbrink (+ slideshow). More
Opinion: the refurbishment of London's Imperial War Museum by Norman Foster is a "botched" job, but it's hardly surprising given the UK's strange attitude to its own history, says Owen Hatherley. More
Dozens of rectangular openings reveal a glazed inner skin behind the yellow granite facade of this canteen building, designed by German studio Knowspace for a Chinese research campus (+ slideshow). More