Movie: in the next instalment from our exclusive video series with Julia Peyton-Jones, the Serpentine Gallery director recalls the difficulty in convincing Japanese architect Toyo Ito to design the gallery's 2002 summer pavilion.
Oak boards cover the chamfered entrance to this hair and beauty salon in Osaka, renovated by Okuwada Architects Office to look like a cave (+ slideshow).
Dutch designers Nikki Gonnissen and Vicente Granger have created a series of flags for the 2015 Brazilian Design Biennial that reference the colours and shapes of buildings around the host city of Florianopolis.
Square concrete frames in different sizes create four layers of rooms for this house at the foot of Japan's Mount Rokkō by Y+M Design Office (+ slideshow).
Japanese architect Jo Nagasaka stripped away the walls of this inherited house in Tokyo, revealing an arrangement of timber columns that give the residence an unfinished appearance (+ slideshow).
London Design Festival 2015: Norwegian design studio Kneip has created a set of four functional sculptures that measure and report on weather conditions (+ movie).
New flat-pack pieces from St Louis-based furniture company Artifox include a vertical bike rack and a standing desk with a writable surface (+ slideshow).
Fashion designer Pauline van Dongen has created a coat for workers on the Wadden Sea World Heritage site, with detachable solar panels on the pockets for charging electronic devices (+ slideshow).
Our most visited story last week was about an installation of 100,000 white balloons at Covent Garden in London.
A Southern California landscape architect is questioning why Frank Gehry was chosen to lead the masterplanning effort for the Los Angeles River redevelopment, citing a lack of expertise and public input.
London architecture studio Feilden Fowles has revealed plans for a visitors' centre with rammed-earth walls in Europe's largest modern and contemporary sculpture park.
Dutch architecture studio GAAGA has completed a three-winged wooden tea house in Leiden, the Netherlands, featuring large windows on all sides to allow panoramic views of the surrounding park (+ slideshow).
Ikea is inviting consumers in Belgium to recycle their old catalogues into stuffing for a geometrically patterned cushion designed by Charles Kaisin.
Rafael Viñoly's Walkie Talkie skyscraper in London, which has so far melted cars and been blamed for powerful downdraughts, has been named the worst building in the UK this year.
The triangular window bays that project from the facade of this Sydney housing block by MHN Design Union appear either red or yellow, depending on the viewing angle (+ slideshow).
London Design Festival 2015: an exhibition by Swedish gardening house Coloni and trend forecaster Studio Aikieu will celebrate the potential of "undesirable" and wild-growing species in towns and cities.
Seoul architecture studio AIN Group has built a three-metre-wide house for three residents in one of the city's most densely populated districts.
Znameni Ctyr Architekti has replaced a run-down mountain chalet in the Czech Republic with a similar but more contemporary version that leans outward as if about to fall over (+ slideshow).
The owner of the former Moss gallery in New York is selling 60 pieces – from lighting fixtures to homeware – by leading designers including the Campana Brothers, Marcel Wanders, Philippe Starck and Studio Job (+ slideshow).
Visitors to an Innsbruck gallery can crawl from room to room via a series of bouncy net tunnels installed by design collective Numen/For Use.