A Beyoncé-inspired skyscraper, Rio's 2016 Olympic torch design and a minimal Belgian house (pictured) feature in Dezeen Mail issue 261. Click through for our pick of the best news, jobs and reader comments from Dezeen.
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: last year London studio The Workers built a fleet of robots that allowed the public to remotely explore galleries and museums from their computers at home. In this interview, studio co-founder Tommaso Lanza explains how they did it (+ movie). More
Architecture charity Article 25 has launched an urgent appeal for donations to avoid insolvency, after discovering a £200,000 hole in its accounts. More
Ocean plastic is this year's breakthrough material. Pharrell Williams has used it to produce a range of clothes, Adidas has launched a range of trainers and a young designer has created a machine to harvest tonnes of the waste material from the sea. See all our stories about ocean plastic »
Dutch fashion designers Viktor & Rolf transformed broken picture frames filled with fabric into haute-couture gowns during their latest catwalk show, by taking them off a wall and draping them over models. More
Photographer Alicja Dobrucka recently stayed at and photographed Sainte Marie de La Tourette, the 1960s Dominican convent near Lyon, France, designed by Le Corbusier. We spoke to Dobrucka about her trip to the building that "looks and feels very much like a Baroque bunker" (+ slideshow + interview). More