Comments update: readers think Zaha Hadid's new museum in Italy looks more like it has been dumped onto its mountaintop site than buried within it. Read on for more reader debates and don't forget to explore our comments page to keep up to date with the latest discussions.
Summits up: the Messner Mountain Museum Corones by Zaha Hadid features underground galleries and a cantilevered viewing platform, but does the design integrate with its mountainous surroundings?
Others disagreed. "Credit where it is due," said Aaron. "This is a striking and quite beautiful piece of architecture."
Star quality: Converse redesigned its iconic canvas basketball shoe, the Chuck Taylor All Star, for the first time in over 80 years, and readers loved it.
"At last, Converse that won't hurt my feet," wrote one commenter. "They are one of the worst shoes for day-to-day wear, although to be fair they weren't designed for that purpose."
According to another reader, the shoes are so iconic that the redesign needn't have included logos. "They'd still be instantly observed to be pairs of Converse," argued Sam, "and it would have reinforced the cache of a design classic."
Pyramid scheme: plans to construct a pyramid-shaped skyscraper in Jerusalem by Daniel Libeskind divided opinion. As you might expect.
"The architectural desecration of Jerusalem continues," stated Nettah. "Every year, the city becomes more absurd."
Many commenters agreed that the design is too radical for its sensitive context. "Makes you wonder if Libeskind has ever been to Jerusalem," said Amit. "Form, scale and architectural language is out of context and completely out of scale."
Close shave: Royal College of Art graduate Morten Grønning created a prototype glove for carving hard materials such as stone and wood – a potentially hazardous product for its users, say readers.
"You'll take your face off if you scratch an itch," warned James. "Great potential here though; I love the idea of bridging the gap between your hands and the material."
"It doesn't enable 'hand' sculpting," claimed John. "We already unlocked that when we made basic tools."
"I was a bit sceptical of this at first," concluded Joggl, "but watching the movie and seeing that the examples were actually made with this, I really want it to become a product." Read the comments on this story »