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Issue 197 10/04/14

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The Dezeen team are in Milan this week for the Salone del Mobile. See all our Milan 2014 coverage and read on for the best stories and comments this week...

Gehry and Foster unveil designs for Battersea Power Station redevelopment

Designs for the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station by Frank Gehry and Foster + Partners have proved controversial with some readers. Read the story and comments »

Marcel Wanders on Virtual design and furniture companies

Milan 2014: real products are beginning to "look extremely boring," due to the proliferation of computer renderings, according to Dutch designer Marcel Wanders. Read the story and comments »

Studio Job raids its own archive to create wallpaper patterns

Milan 2014: Studio Job's unique wallpaper range for Dutch brand NLXL, which debuted in Milan this week, was warmly received by readers. Read the story and comments »

Herzog & de Meuron's design for a forest hotel in Denmark

One reader thinks Herzog & de Meuron's design for a hospital situated in a Danish forest will be worth getting sick for. Read the story and comments »

Customisable furniture means "no more trends" says Philippe Starck

Milan 2014: speaking at the launch of design brand TOG in Milan, Philippe Starck told Dezeen that customised furniture makes choice "the only trend that is acceptable". Read the story and comments »

Aluminium-clad building by Marc Mimram added to Strasbourg architecture school

A translucent skin of wrinkled aluminium covers the walls of this architecture school, reminding one reader of containers for grotty sandwiches. Read the story and comments »

Gravity tablet makes 3D drawing "as easy as doodling on a piece of paper"

One reader is excited by the prospect of drawing virtually in 3D, while another asks what the problem is with paper and a pencil. Read the story and comments »

Sarah Lucas uses concrete breeze blocks to create first furniture range

Milan 2014: British artist Sarah Lucas presented her debut furniture collection in Milan this week, but readers aren't convinced by its practicality. Read the story and comments »

V03D by David Ericsson for Hong Kong-based brand VOID

Designed by David Ericsson for Hong Kong-based brand VOID, the V03D is now available with a grey strap, blue dial and a brushed copper finish at Dezeen Watch Store. Get yours here »

Aires Mateus to design architecture school with a house-shaped entrance

Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus struck a chord with one reader, who thinks their design for a new school of architecture is beautiful. Read the story and comments »

 Kieran Long on institutional prejudice

There's no excuse for excluding women from the design conversation in Milan, says Kieran Long. Read his column »

Milan 2014 Pinterest board

Milan 2014: we've been pinning all our Milan discoveries to a special Milan 2014 Pinterest board this week. See all our Pinterest boards »

MAPA's XAN House in Brazil combines raw concrete with slatted timber

This house that combines raw concrete with slatted timber epitomises the beauty of restrained design, according to one reader. Read the story and comments »

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Milan 2014

See all the latest products, launches and stories from Milan 2014 »

Gehry and Foster unveil designs for Battersea Power Station redevelopment

Gehry and Foster unveil designs for Battersea Power Station redevelopment »

Gravity tablet makes 3D drawing "as easy as doodling on a piece of paper"

Gravity tablet makes 3D drawing "as easy as doodling on a piece of paper" »

http://www.dezeen.com/2014/04/04/it-is-absolutely-beyond-belief-how-bad-so-much-of-british-architecture-is/

"We've got 99 problems but architecture ain't one" »

Community library in China turns a roof into a playground

Community library in China turns a roof into a playground »

Chaise longue by Neri Oxman uses 3D printing to create a multi-coloured cocoon »

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David Chipperfield triumphs in Nobel Center competition.

David Chipperfield triumphs in Nobel Center competition.

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Curving concrete creates a tunnel through Tokyo house by Makiko Tsukada.

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Moooi creates interactive experience to share Milan showroom with digital visitors

Moooi creates interactive experience to share Milan showroom with digital visitors.

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Design

 
Nendo reframes the white shirt as centrepiece for COS installation in Milan

Nendo reframes the white shirt as centrepiece for COS installation in Milan.

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Holdables by taliaYstudio

Holdables by taliaYstudio are "a satirical comment on the wearable tech frenzy".

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We've teamed up with MVRDV to give readers the chance to win a pink Twin House cushion from the studio's Vertical Village furniture collection.

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Dezeen Book of Ideas

The Dezeen Book of Ideas includes over 100 of the most interesting ideas for design, architecture and interiors ever featured on Dezeen. Pick up your copy for just £10 »

MY03 Hacker designed by Michael Young for ODM

Our curated collection of watches by named designers and boutique brands features the MY03 Hacker designed by Michael Young for ODM. Go to Dezeen Watch Store »