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Francesco Faccin creates "micro architecture" for bees with Honey Factory


This wooden beehive by Italian designer Francesco Faccin has a 4.5-metre chimney to keep its inhabitants away from children and vandals (+ movie).

Leers Weinzapfel wraps new water cooling plant in a copper-coloured screen


Boston-based Leers Weinzapfel Associates has completed a new water-cooling facility at Ohio State University that is sheathed in a copper-coloured aluminium screen (+slideshow).

Ming Kong develops tactile interface to navigate CAD environments


Graduate shows 2015: Royal College of Art graduate Ming Kong has created a conductive material and used it to make a haptic interface for manipulating digital models and files.

MVRDV's Stedelijk Museum renovation makes way for the historical details, says Nathalie de Vries


MVRDV's Nathalie de Vries explains how she used "a wallpaper" of storage and furnishings to transform a neoclassical chapel into the entrance for the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, in the second in a series of exclusive movies profiling the Dutch studio's work.

Studio Ilio uses electricity to form solid objects from wire and waste 3D-printing powder


Graduate shows 2015: two Royal College of Art graduates have made a series of stools by running an electric current through wires embedded in waste nylon powder from 3D printing (+ slideshow).

Herzog & de Meuron completes a mountain-top restaurant around a cable-car station


Architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron has reframed the cable-car station on the top of Switzerland's Chäserrugg mountain by enveloping it within a wooden restaurant building (+ slideshow).

"Rules are for those who don't otherwise know how to design"


Comments update: the winning design in the much-hyped Guggenheim Helsinki competition was among the most commented stories on Dezeen this week. Read on for more on this, plus other lively comments threads.

Kengo Kuma replaces the walls of a Beijing tea house with a grid of translucent blocks


Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has arranged translucent plastic blocks in a brick-like formation to create new walls for a Beijing tea house overlooking the Forbidden City (+ slideshow).

BIG's experiments in skyscraper design continue with Frankfurt win


Bjarke Ingels' firm has won a competition to design a 185-metre-high skyscraper in Frankfurt, with a proposal it describes as both classical and sculptural (+ slideshow).

Pelle's stick-style lighting enables multiple configurations


New York 2015: Brooklyn studio Pelle has unveiled a range of modular, stick-style lighting that can be configured into simple or complex shapes.

Biagioni Pecorari adds brick water tower to remodelled house in Argentina


A brick water tower now stands at the entrance to this 1980s bungalow in Santa Fe, Argentina, which has been remodelled and extended by local firm Biagioni Pecorari Arquitectos (+ slideshow).

Villa Willemsdorp by Dieter De Vos features a lopsided gable and walls clad with roof tiles


The asymmetric profile of this suburban house in Belgium was generated directly from the permitted building heights prescribed by local planning regulations (+ slideshow).

Ateliers transforms old technology museum in Delft into flexible open-plan office


A plywood bar that transitions into a staircase forms the centre of this office and networking hub housed in the Dutch city of Delft's former technology museum.

Architecture for atheists imagined in designs by graduate Kacper Chmielewski


Bartlett School of Architecture graduate Kacper Chmielewski has developed a new style of architecture specifically for atheists, including a shrine to the oak tree (+ slideshow).

Hella Jongerius combines cork and felt for striped rug collection


NeoCon 2015: Dutch designer Hella Jongerius used unconventional materials and assembly methods to create these vividly striped Cork & Felt rugs for Danskina.

Enzo Mari knife inspires twisting sculpture at Goodwood 2015


This year's installation at the UK's Goodwood car festival was based on a blade by Modernist designer Enzo Mari.

This week we like: buildings made of mud


Mud is one of the oldest architectural materials – but it's back in fashion. Herzog & de Meuron used rammed earth recently, as did Seth Stein Architects and Watson Architecture + Design for this riding centre near Melbourne.

Sou Fujimoto uses seashells and thatching for village-inspired arts complex in rural China


Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto used locally sourced materials to create this countryside arts venue at a former farm on the outskirts of Guanghzou, China (+ slideshow).

Dezeen Jobs: latest jobs update


See the latest from our recruitment site Dezeen Jobs, including positions with Aesop, MAD Architects and Duggan Morris Architects, whose swimming pool in a school in Berkshire is pictured.

Studio MK27 surrounds Rio lighting showroom with wooden lattice


Brazilian architecture firm Studio MK27 has added a wooden lattice to the front of this Rio de Janeiro lighting shop – filtering natural light during the day and creating a glowing facade at night (+ slideshow).


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