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Canteen building by Knowspace features a granite facade "like lychee skin"


Dozens of rectangular openings reveal a glazed inner skin behind the yellow granite facade of this canteen building, designed by German studio Knowspace for a Chinese research campus (+ slideshow).

Rachel Suming's Eclipse clock tells the time without hands


This clock by graduate designer Rachel Suming is made of engraved aluminium plates that overlap every three hours to reveal the time.

Blackened timber house by Harunatsu-Arch is divided by a stepped floor


Charred Japanese cedar clads the exterior of this split-level house in Izumo, Japan, by Kanazawa studio Harunatsu-Arch (+ slideshow).

Modebelofte 2014 exhibition showcases "innovative" graduate fashion


Dutch Design Week 2014: experimental garments designed by this year's crop of fashion graduates from around Europe are brought together at this exhibition in an Eindhoven nightclub (+ slideshow).

Sou Fujimoto stacks aluminium boxes to form "nomadic house" installation in Paris


Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has created an installation in Paris' Jardins des Tuileries composed of suspended metal cubes and plants, for the FIAC art fair.

David Chipperfield models Bally flagship store on 1920s Marcel Breuer interior


British architect David Chipperfield has completed his first project for Swiss accessories brand Bally – the interior of a flagship boutique on London's New Bond Street (+ slideshow).

Pop-up restaurant by OS31 will be built over a frozen river


News: British studio OS31 has won a competition to design a pop-up restaurant on the surface of a frozen river in Winnipeg, Canada.

Yusuke Seki's second kimono store pairs patterned fabrics with raw materials


Japanese designer Yusuke Seki has completed a second shop for modern kimono brand Otsuka Gofukuten, juxtaposing the garment with concrete surfaces and layers of green-tinged glass (+ slideshow).

Salone del Mobile president Claudio Luti resigns after boardroom shakeup


News: Claudio Luti has resigned as president of Milan's Salone Internazionale del Mobile after less than two years in the role, following a shakeup of the furniture fair's ownership structure.

Skeletal pavilion shaped like a lock keeper's cottage pops up in London's Olympic Park


A timber framework echoing the shape of an old lock-keeper's cottage has been installed on both sides of a canal in London's Olympic Park to host a two-month programme of events (+ slideshow).

Benedetto Bufalino transforms a former apartment into a tennis court


French artist Benedetto Bufalino has created a tennis court over two rooms of a gallery in Dijon, complete with fake grass, white lines and a net across the doorway (+ slideshow).

Campaign adds opulent gold and marble to 3.1 Phillip Lim New York flagship store


An assortment of mint-toned marble display plinths and golden garment rails are scattered across a poured-concrete floor in fashion designer Phillip Lim's New York store, by Campaign.

SAMF reinterprets traditional Portuguese farmhouses with Casa dos Caseiros


White stuccoed walls and terracotta tiled roofing create a visual connection between the simplified volumes of this small house in a Portuguese vineyard and traditional agricultural buildings nearby (+ slideshow).

Vo Trong Nghia's Son La Restaurant hides a "bamboo forest" behind stone pavilions


World Architecture Festival 2014: clustered lengths of bamboo create a forest of columns in the open-air dining room of this Vietnam restaurant by Vo Trong Nghia Architects (+ slideshow).

Révélateur installation by Mickaël Wiesengrün recreates "smells of the past"


Dutch Design Week 2014: smells of sweat, grease and metal waft from the glass tubes of this installation, created by Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Mickaël Wiesengrün to add historical context to its setting in a former factory.

Miito by Nils Chudy is an energy-saving alternative to the kettle


Dutch Design Week 2014: Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Nils Chudy has devised a way to heat liquid in a cup, eliminating the wasted energy associated with boiling excess water in a kettle (+ movie).

Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster chosen to design Chinese hotels


News: Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster have been selected to design high-rise hotels in China for Jumeirah Group.

Daan Roosegaarde's pilot Smart Highway is a Dutch road illuminated with solar power


News: the first glow-in-the-dark road of Daan Roosegaarde's Smart Highway project has opened in Oss, the Netherlands (+ movie).

"I personally quite like Rem's Pants... as for the giant penis, why not?"


Comments update: architecture dominated the discussions on Dezeen this week, spurred on in part by the president of China who declared that he wanted "no more weird architecture" in his country.

Martijn van Strien launches experimental fashion label with laser-cut garments


Dutch Design Week 2014: Rotterdam designer Martijn van Strien has launched his own fashion brand with a collection of unisex garments that are laser cut into shapes based on architectural structures.


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