Zaha Hadid is never far from the headlines. This year was no exception as her competition-winning stadium design for Tokyo's 2020 Olympics was scrapped by Japan's prime minister.
Both Toyo Ito and Kengo Kuma petitioned against Hadid's 80,000-seat stadium design in 2013, and this year the Japanese architects got their chance to submit schemes for its replacement.
Kuma's wooden lattice design was announced as the winning proposal last week and Hadid reacted by accusing the Japanese authorities and architects of collusion. Find out more about the 2020 Tokyo Olympic stadium »
Organisers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games unveiled a graphic identity for the sporting event just one week after ditching Zaha Hadid's stadium scheme.
Few stories have provoked a reaction like Morphosis Architects' plan to build a 381-metre-tall mirrored glass hotel tower in Vals, Switzerland, near to the iconic spa designed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor.
The American architecture studio unveiled its design following a controversial competition process, which saw the jury distance themselves from the firm's appointment.
London's Royal College of Art hit the headlines after suspending its world-famous Design Interactions course.
We picked up the story from a number of sources close to the inner workings of the university, and published an internal memo written by RCA rector Paul Thompson in which he accused departing staff of placing the school in "an unnecessary state of jeopardy". He later apologised. Read the story and comments »
Rent rises, arts education funding cuts and a government that is "scared by creativity" are threatening the future of London's world-leading creative scene according to the design duo. See more design education stories from 2015 »
London's housing crisis will be solved by student-style accommodation with communal facilities, according to interior designer and TV presenter Naomi Cleaver.
The prospect outraged readers, but two months later Cleaver's prophesy came one step closer after PLP Architecture unveiled plans for a "genuinely affordable" co-living London skyscraper. Find out more about student-style accommodation for adults »
Replica furniture design was a hot topic in 2015, although it seems the Norwegian authorities weren't up for discussing the rights and wrongs of the trade.
To add insult to injury, Heatherwick Studio were selected to overhaul the city's Lincoln Center, replacing Norman Foster's company on the job. Read the comments on the Two World Trade Centre project »