Projects by Heatherwick Studio, Vo Trong Nghia Architects and Snøhetta were chosen by Dezeen readers as winners of the public vote in the architecture category, while readers picked projects by Esrawe Studio and Adjaye Associates as having the best interiors.
In the design categories, readers picked a walking wheelchair and Chinese tea packaging made from burnt paper among their favourites.
This week saw the design community say goodbye to furniture designer and author Enzo Mari, who passed away from complications relating to coronavirus aged 88.
Mari died on 19 October at Milan’s San Raffaele hospital and his wife, Italian curator and art writer Lea Vergine, died the following day aged 82.
President of Triennale Milano Stefano Boeri lead the tributes to the designer, saying “Ciao Enzo. Te ne vai da Gigante,” which translates into English as: “Bye Enzo. You’re leaving like a giant.”
A virtual edition of Dutch Design Week took place this week with Dezeen collaborating with the festival to present an exclusive virtual tour of the event.
We also hosted a series of five live panel discussions featuring designers and curators who discussed the show’s theme – The New Intimacy. All five talks can be watched here.
Another collaboration saw animal furniture design company LucyBalu work with late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette to create a hammock-style bed.
Choupette, who is rumoured to have inherited some of Lagerfeld’s millions, endorsed the prototype woollen bed design when it was delivered to her via her agent.
In other design news, Adidas began a public trial of its endlessly recyclable UltraBOOST DNA LOOP trainer.
The footwear is made from a single material without using glue, meaning that at the end of their life they can be recycled and remade into new trainers.
Photography studio Hufton + Crow captured pictures of another power station, BIG’s recently completed Amager Bakke in Copenhagen, which is topped with a ski slope.
Popular projects on Dezeen this week include a reception building topped with a circular walking trail as part of a development in Chengdu, the Stone Garden apartment block in Beirut by Lina Ghotmeh, and a cabin by Indian studio Architecture Brio in the coastal town of Alibag.
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