Italian architect Antonino Cardillo has created a multi-sensory space for experiencing and buying fragrance by coating a room inside an old London building with volcanic ash (+ slideshow).
Bornstein Lyckefors Architects pays tribute to an agricultural technique known as slash-and-burn with this forest museum near Torsby, Sweden, clad with wooden logs (+ slideshow).
Danish studio Norm Architects has pared back the look of a typical Mediterranean interior to create a more Scandinavian aesthetic for this Italian restaurant in Copenhagen.
Dezeen promotion: exhibitions that aim to promote emerging talent within the industry will be on show as part of New Design Britain at the May Design Series 2015 (+ slideshow).
Scandinavian firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen has completed a canal-side cultural complex in Malmö, Sweden, featuring a 1,600-seat concert hall, a conference centre and a trio of hotel towers (+ slideshow).
Milan 2015: Dutch designers Maarten Baas and Bertjan Pot have combined their distinct styles to create a range of lamps and light-up mirrors for handmade products manufacturer DHPH.
Dutch firm Mecanoo has completed its first project in the United States: an asymmetrical, brick-clad municipal building in a historic neighbourhood in Boston (+ slideshow).
Milan Expo 2015: over 1,000 bamboo panels clad the roof of China's Milan Expo pavilion, which features an elaborate structure that merges the profile of the Beijing skyline with a mountain landscape (+ slideshow).
Interview: to mark the opening of the British pavilion for the Milan Expo, Dezeen speaks to sculptor Wolfgang Buttress about trying to create a "quiet" structure in the middle of one of the world's biggest displays of "bombastic" temporary architecture (+ slideshow).
Google's new California headquarters by Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick is set to be built using robot-crane hybrids.
Comments update: readers have described OMA's new arts centre in Milan, which is partially clad in 24-karat gold leaf, as "sublime" and "ridiculous" this week – read on for more on this and the other most commented stories on Dezeen.
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: in this movie filmed in Milan, Spanish designer Jaime Hayón explains why he used traditional craft materials in his installation showcasing MINI's new electric scooter concept.
A glass walkway wraps a steamy geothermal pool at the heart of this spa resort in rural China, while timber-clad villas create sleeping quarters among the vegetation (+ slideshow).
Over 100 wooden transport pallets were broken down to create floorboards, wall coverings and furniture for a temporary office space in Tokyo (+ slideshow).
A series of glazed pavilions situated on the edge of two lakes in eastern China are concealed below planted rooftops and were designed for a horticultural exhibition (+ slideshow).
Dutch designer Han Koning has relaunched his 103% Vase designed in 2002, which was originally produced in China but is now 3D printed in his own studio (+ movie).
This residential extension in Kortrijk, Belgium, by local architect Steven Vandenborre has full-height sliding doors lining its inner facades to enable its occupants to step straight out onto a poolside terrace (+ slideshow).
A biologist and a designer are developing a bacteria and yeast "micro-factory" that could one day enable consumers to grow their own products at home (+ slideshow).
Austrian men's magazine Vangardist has printed an edition using ink infused with the blood of HIV-positive people to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS.
Multi-levelled surfaces of polished concrete, wood and white gravel mark out the different areas within this open-plan Tokyo office designed by Torafu Architects (+ slideshow).