This week Frank Gehry responded to criticism of his architecture by wielding his middle finger to gathered journalists (pictured), and we reported on the Chinese president's call for an end to "weird architecture" in China.
Interieur 2014: the winners of the spaces category at this year's Interieur Awards have built their concept bar proposals in the halls of Kortrijk Xpo for the biennial design event.
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: advances in 3D-scanning technology could enable virtual tourism by providing a "life-like experience" of faraway places says architect Pernilla Ohrstedt (+ movie).
Barber and Osgerby's architecture firm Universal Design Studio has completed a gallery for London's Science Museum dedicated to communications technology (+ slideshow).
News: Italian gun brand Beretta is set to launch a hunting shotgun by Apple designer Marc Newson next month.
Interieur 2014: Interieur president Lowie Vermeersch and curator Joseph Grima explain why they took a "research-driven" approach to Biennale Interieur 2014 in this movie produced by Dezeen for the fair.
This wooden platform that rises up from a barley field in Mallorca gives a young equestrian a space for contemplation and grooming before and after horse riding (+ slideshow).
News: American architect Frank Gehry has responded to criticism of his own architectural style by giving an audience of journalists the middle finger and saying that most architecture today has "no sense of design".
The vast open-plan interior of this São Paulo bookshop by Studio MK27 was designed to encourage shoppers to stay and read the books they've purchased or to simply hang out with friends (+ movie).
Fort Standard's aluminium Standing Bowls are raised on slim angular fins that reference the planar supports used to elevate buildings above the ground (+ slideshow).
The stepped rooftops and industrial details of these Parisian council blocks by Colboc Franzen & Associés are designed to integrate the scheme with the neighbouring buildings (+ slideshow).
An auction taking place during Parisian art fair FIAC next week will cement Ron Arad's reputation as one of the only collectible contemporary designers on the art market, according to French auction house Artcurial (+ slideshow).
Interieur 2014: British designer Ross Lovegrove has built a pavilion from Barrisol's eponymous stretch-foil material to exhibit his new lighting products for the brand at this year's Biennale Interieur 2014 (+ slideshow).
Brightly coloured stripes based on refracted light run across the walls, ceilings and floors of an art gallery in Nuremberg, Germany, in this immersive installation by Markus Linnenbrink (+ slideshow).
China's "weird" architecture, Sou Fujimoto's latest installation and a "bamboo forest" feature in Dezeen Mail issue 225.
Opinion: the refurbishment of London's Imperial War Museum by Norman Foster is a "botched" job, but it's hardly surprising given the UK's strange attitude to its own history, says Owen Hatherley.
Dezeen promotion: annual hotel design event Sleep is set to return to London's Business Design Centre next month.
News: Herzog & de Meuron has revealed its plans to redevelop the Basel campus of Swiss pharmaceuticals company Roche, adding a 205-metre-high tower and a research centre (+ slideshow).
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).
This clock by graduate designer Rachel Suming is made of engraved aluminium plates that overlap every three hours to reveal the time.