It's been a busy week in architecture with the winner of the Guggenheim Helsinki competition revealed (pictured), and the opening of this year's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. We also published interviews with some of the design industry's most influential figures, including Alessandro Mendini and Philippe Starck. Read on to catch up with the latest architecture, interiors and design news, plus our track of the week.
Petra I is a soothing electronic track by Brooklyn-based artist Saffron.
Francis Bitonti, the designer behind the printed dress for Dita von Teese, said that the 3D-printing industry "is choking off its own revolution" with a combination of toy-like machines, over-priced materials and legal wrangles.
Our coverage of projects from the annual Royal College of Art graduate exhibition included a "power glove" designed for hand-carving hard materials, and a set of spiral stairs that can strapped around the trunk of any tree.
Spanish architects SelgasCano told us that their design for this year's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion – which opened this week – was an experiment in plastic.
Philippe Starck said that designers were "obliged to redesign all lights" in response to developments in LED technologies, and shared the thought process behind his "simple" ceiling light that can be rotated with a broom, while Alessandro Mendini told Dezeen that "there is no more ideology" in design.
Among the most-read interiors stories were a Hampstead loft conversion with a bookshelf that slides back to reveal a secret study, and a new office furniture showroom space at the Vitra headquarters in Weil am Rhein.
Other popular projects included a mountain home in Mexico with walls made from huge pivoting glass panels and a three-storey family home in Germany disguised as a two-storey within a large asymmetrically pitched roof.