This week details were revealed of Antoni Gaudí's first project outside Spain, Google unveiled a potential rival to Apple's iPhone and the Sky Garden opened at the top of Rafael Viñoly's Walkie Talkie building (pictured). Read on to catch up with the latest architecture and design news.
French architect Jean Nouvel released a scathing statement this week, announcing that he was boycotting the opening of his Paris concert hall because it was "not finished".
An opening date was finally set for Herzog & de Meuron's concert hall in Hamburg, but it was also revealed the project will cost more than 10 times the original estimate.
A French court revoked planning permission for the SANAA-designed renovation of iconic former department store La Samaritaine in Paris, while the American Institute of Architects announced 23 winners for the 2015 edition of its annual awards.
Competition-winning designs unveiled this week included Snøhetta's new headquarters for French newspaper Le Monde and a footbridge in Palo Alto that will span the 14 lanes of San Francisco's 101 freeway.
In other news, 2014 was found to be the "tallest year ever" for completed skyscrapers and a report revealed that the creative industries in the UK generate £8.8 million per hour.
Disgraced fashion designer John Galliano made his catwalk comeback and Japanese studio Nendo was awarded the title of Designer of the Year at Paris trade fair Maison&Objet.