This week, Moby criticised a hotel room by Zaha Hadid and Tate told Neo Bankside to get curtains
This week Moby slammed the ergonomics of a Zaha Hadid-designed hotel room, while Nicholas Serota waded into the feud between Neo Bankside residents and Tate Modern.
Musician Moby hit out at architects who prioritise aesthetics over comfort, claiming that "sleeping in a dumpster would be more comfortable" than staying in the room designed by Zaha Hadid inside the Puerta America Madrid hotel.
Tate galleries director Nicholas Serota said concerned residents of the luxury Rogers Stirk Harbour-designed development should add blinds or net curtains to stop visitors to Tate Modern's new observation platform from looking into their homes.
The dispute broke out after residents of Neo Bankside threatened legal action, accusing museum visitors of spying on them.
The Norwegian government offered to abandon plans for the proposed Utøya memorial after protesting local residents described the project as a "rape of nature", a "tourist attraction" and a "hideous monument".
In other architecture news, it was announced that Peter Zumthor will extend Renzo Piano's Fondation Beyeler art museum, and BIG, MVRDV and Snøhetta unveiled competing designs for the new San Pellegrino headquarters.
This week we featured highlights from the London Design Festival, including a rippling steel installation inside the V&A by Benjamin Hubert, a giant "smile" by Alison Brooks and pop-up indoor forests by MINI and Asif Khan.
Also at the London Design Festival, David Adjaye won the annual London Design Medal and industrial designer Kenneth Grange was given an award for lifetime achievement.
Design and lifestyle magazine Wallpaper has revealed its Thomas Heatherwick-designed cover, which features a trellis-like opening system.
American firms Rogers Partners and Nelson Byrd Waltz conceived a raised, tree-lined park for Atlanta, Georgia, while UK firm Knight Architects revealed its plans for Finland's largest bridge.
Popular stories on Dezeen this week included a rippling glass extension perched above an Antwerp port building by Zaha Hadid Architects and a zinc-clad home in the middle of a Wisconsin crop field.
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