This week on Dezeen: London's Royal College of Art hit the headlines this week following the suspension of its world-famous Design Interactions course and supermodel Kate Moss (pictured right) announced her foray into interior design.
We published an internal email sent by RCA rector Paul Thompson that accused departing staff of forcing the school to suspend one of its most important courses. The RCA took issue with the article and responded in our comments section, then Thompson issued an official statement apologising for earlier remarks about staff.
The inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial opened its doors to press, when curators Sarah Herda and Joseph Grima said the exhibition showcases architects who are carving out new ways to practice. Also coinciding with the event, a non-profit company was awarded the 2015 Curry Stone Design Prize in Chicago for its contribution to humanitarian architecture as part of the event.
New images were released of Zaha Hadid's first residential building in New York – featuring a $50-million penthouse – and we published the first official photographs of Damien Hirst's south London gallery.
Grimshaw Architects announced plans to design a structure similar to its Eden Project in China and Vo Trong Nghia Architects revealed designs for a trio of plant-covered housing towers in Vietnam.
In other news, Herzog & de Meuron designed an art gallery for Vancouver, while Piet Hein Eek renovated a pair of holiday homes in France.
Influential graphic designer Neville Brody created a new visual identity for British broadcaster Channel 4 and Benjamin Hubert launched a concept wearable designed to monitor personal carbon footprints.
Popular projects this week on Dezeen included Tesla's Model X vehicle that features a "bio-weapon defence mode", felt sex toys and an award-winning visitors centre destroyed by a volcano.