Shiny metal cladding and exposed ducting lend an industrial feel to this auditorium for a virtual-reality research centre in Portalegre, Portugal, by Eduardo Souto de Moura and Graça Correia (+ slideshow). More
Opinion: the limitless prosperity once promised by urbanisation has failed to materialise, leaving rapidly growing inequality in its wake. It will take more than some clever technology to solve the problems with the world's biggest cities, says Reinier de Graaf. More
Graduate shows 2015: performances by the Cirque du Soleil theatre group could be viewed through openings in the curved form of this building proposed for New York by students from the University of Applied Arts Vienna. More
This year's RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist, modular sex toys and a proposal to elevate airport runways among Stockholm's rooftops (pictured) feature in Dezeen Mail issue 262. There's also the latest news, jobs and reader comments from Dezeen.
Shipping containers are often repurposed to create buildings, and this structure by Tel Aviv studio Potash Architects features one container balanced at a precarious angle (+ slideshow). More
Studio Echelman has used more than 100 miles of rope to create a sculpture that floats high above a Boston park (+ slideshow). More
The Royal Institute of British Architects has revealed the six buildings competing for this year's Stirling Prize, including a Maggie's cancer-care centre in Scotland, London's NEO Bankside housing, and the expansion of Manchester's Whitworth Gallery (+ slideshow). More