"Another one will be needed on the Canada border to prevent people fleeing"

Reader reactions to a provocative visualisation of the border wall proposed by Donald Trump lead this week's comments update.


Against the wall: Estudio 3.14 has responded to Trump's controversial plan to build a wall along the Mexico-USA border, visualising a pink structure inspired by Mexican architect Luis Barragán.

"Looks like something from Christo," wrote Ruby.

Meanwhile Kobi was impressed with the suggestion that the wall could integrate a detention centre for illegal immigrants.

"The idea of the enclosed prison is genius," they wrote. "Let's hope Trump isn't a Dezeen reader."

Another reader speculated that a Trump victory could cause a different immigration issue:

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BIG teaser video reveals Hyperloop plans for Abu Dhabi and Dubai

BIG news: ahead of its unveiling next month, Bjarke Ingels' firm has released a teaser movie revealing plans for a Hyperloop high-speed transportation system between Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

"It's phenomenal how quickly this is going from imagination to reality," wrote James Briano.

"It seems the primary intent of advanced technology is to make a statement and be in direct contrast with its surroundings," added Cliff.

What commenters did agree on was that futuristic technology will soon change the entire makeup of our cities:

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Erbar Mattes adds pale brick extension to Edwardian house in north London

Bigger and better: readers were unanimous in their praise for a limewashed brick and glass extension to a house in London's Crouch End by Erbar Mattes.

"Beautiful detailing, if a little stark," said Chris MacDonald. "I love the herringbone patio!"

"Has the Chipperfield Berlin gallery feel," said Rrose Sélavy.

One reader even felt the project was a cut above the rest in Dezeen's huge archive of London house extensions:

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Yves Behar's robotic Snoo crib rocks babies to sleep

Rock-a-bye baby: a self-rocking robotic crib designed by Yves Behar to aid exhausted parents proved controversial this week, as readers questioned whether it could replace the real thing.

"I would never strap tight my baby in one single non-moving idle position," said Laura.

Other readers jumped to its defence. "Anyone who has had babies will recognise the value in this," wrote a user called VC. "I fantasised about having something like this many times as I hung an exhausted arm out of my bed to jiggle the moses basket."

"I appreciate the clean lines of this crib, which I personally and most probably would have had non-electronic anyway," wrote Veffari.

However, the potential downsides of the technology attracted the attention of one commenter:

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