This week we featured a barn-like house with a modern interior (pictured), reported on NASA's first 3D-printed object in space and asked the creator of Comic Sans why designers don't like his typeface. Read on for more architecture and design highlights, plus our featured track of the week.
New research revealed that 50 of the world's tallest unfinished skyscrapers will "never complete" as a consequence of financial fiascos and political problems.
Rem Koolhaas hit back at the Chinese president's "weird architecture" comments by saying the country "will benefit" from structures like his CCTV building, and a pair of Shanghai towers were deemed safe, despite suffering severe subsidence.
Frank Gehry returned to the headlines as he defended MAD's design for the George Lucas Museum and Foster + Partners was revealed to be working on the "world's first commercial concrete-printing robot".
In other news, one of Italy's leading design schools announced it would be launching a food design degree and rumours surfaced that online retailer Fab.com is in $15 million acquisition talks.