A requirement for this house in Matsuyama, Japan, was for views of the city's summer firework display, so architect Teruki Takayoshi added a balcony, a roof terrace and a two-storey-high window (+ slideshow). More
Photo essay: London-based photographer John Short was determined to depict the death of New York's creative scene, but his images of its once-legendary arts venues proved that the spaces are far from "lost" (+ slideshow). More
This oxidised-steel extension to an end-of-terrace Victorian house in east London peeks over the top of the adjacent brick boundary wall, which is interrupted by a matching steel gate (+ slideshow). More
Turkish creative consultancy Designnobis has devised a temporary shelter that could be easily transported and quickly assembled to house those displaced by natural disasters (+ slideshow). More
Architects are increasingly proposing new architectural uses for shipping containers, such as replacing slum housing with skyscrapers formed from the stacked metal boxes and forming staircases by balancing them at an angle. We've collected together the best shipping-container projects, both realised and proposed, from the pages of Dezeen and pinned them to a new Pinterest board.