Using a custom-designed structure suited to extreme conditions, Italian studio LEAPfactory has constructed a new building for a ski and snowboard school beside the highest mountain in the Alps (+ slideshow). More
This week we reported on a cycle-friendly high-rise by Foster + Partners (pictured), NASA's plans to use flying drones on Mars and Zaha Hadid's legal settlement and subsequent donation to a labour rights charity. Read on to catch up with the latest architecture and design news, plus our track of the week. More
Each facet that makes up the facade of this community building in Poland by OVO Grabczewscy Architekci is covered in a sheet of shiny ridged copper to create the impression of flames (+ slideshow). More
Our job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is for a director of design, exhibitions and future planning at the V&A museum, whose recent exhibitions have included the Candela installation (pictured) and the political activism-focused Disobedient Objects. Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.
Ever judged a book by its cover? Amsterdam creative studio Moore has reversed the well-known idiom – designing a sleeve that scans your face and won't open unless approached without prejudice (+ movie). More
Photo essay: British photographer Marc Wilson has spent four years documenting the physical traces of the second world war on the coastlines of the British Isles and northern Europe (+ slideshow). More
Architects Tom and James Teatum have reshuffled the upper-floor layout of two houses in west London to create a pair of double-fronted flats – one spread across the second floor and another squeezed beneath the newly extended rafters (+ slideshow). More