"Heatherwick is a master of designing interesting things that nobody asked for"

Comments update: Thomas Heatherwick's design for a huge sculpture made up of 154 interconnected staircases divided opinion this week, with one commenter labelling him the "Coldplay of design".

Stairmaster: some readers were left questioning the purpose of Thomas Heatherwick's honeycomb-like design for New York's Hudson Yards, while others felt the designer hadn't pushed the concept far enough.

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Brexit decision is "criminal" says Konstantin Grcic

Konstant debate: German designer Konstantin Grcic sparked a fresh discussion over Brexit in the comments section, after labelling the EU referendum result as "criminal".

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Moby described a hotel room by the late British architect Zaha Hadid – believed to be in the Puerta America Madrid hotel in Spain – as "the least comfortable space I've ever inhabited"

Hotel blues: pop star Moby has hit out at architects who prioritise aesthetics over comfort, saying that "sleeping in a dumpster would be more comfortable" than a hotel room designed by Zaha Hadid.

Some readers agreed, but others jumped to Hadid's defence.

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Architectuur Maken uses 15 tonnes of rubble to create Rotterdam house

Bricking it: Dutch architects Nina Aalbers and Ferry in 't Veld built themselves a skinny house in Rotterdam, which won plaudits with readers for using 15 tonnes of recycled bricks in its construction.

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