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Scroll down for our pick of our recent stories (including readers' lavatorial queries). The latest jobs from Dezeenjobs and new competitions are in the right column.
Tham + Videgard Hansson Arkitekter’s Tree Hotel is the most-commented story this issue. And, as usual, some of our readers are wondering about toilet facilities. “Maybe they will take care of business in the forest,” speculates AH. Read the story and comments »
Christian Vivanco’s From a Lost City furniture is inspired by the informal architecture of South American slums. Some readers applaud the notion, but others question its integrity, given that it (a) isn’t built by slum dwellers and (b) only exists as renderings. Read the story and comments »
South African architect Doung Anwar Jahangeer won an award at the Design Indaba conference for his mobile shop for street vendors. “Nice to see something for people, rather than the super-uber-rich,” says Dariusz. Read the story and comments »
Le Corbusier’s Cabanon – his Spartan holiday cabin on display at RIBA in London - gets a lot of swoons, but Slater has spotted a flaw. Read the story and comments »
Serbian outift reMiks have designed Supermarket, a boutique inspired by Communist times. Clumsy thinks it’s not dingy enough, while the somewhat pedantic Unpopular adds: “It doesn’t reflect the continuous goods shortages inherent in a planned economy.” Read the story and comments »
Björn Franke’s Traces of an Imaginary Affair is a kit that makes it look like you’ve been unfaithful. “Not quite sure which would freak my girlfriend out more,” says Edward; “if she found this, or if I actually was with someone else…” Read the story and comments »
Formosa 1140 in West Hollywood by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects has something in common with Le Corbusier’s Cabanon (above), according to Wehrm. Another reader called Rafael, who claims to live nearby, feels the building is causing road accidents: “I’m terrified by the number of accidents that occur by this mess and do not let my kids and pet chimp out during times of high traffic.” Read the story and comments »
The Moof bike by Sjoerd Smit features built-in solar-powered lights. Zuy is one of several readers wondering why the lights can’t be powered by a dynamo. Read the story and comments »
A heap of serious and not-so-serious responses to Celebrating the Cross 1 by Humans since 1982. “Great post on Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten Season which culminates on Good Friday, the observed anniversary of Christ’s death on the cross,” adds Cano, helpfully. Read the story and comments »
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Congratulations to the winners of our Novembre book competition!
Salvatore Spataro in Italy, Joe Pickard in the UK, Mattias Camps in Belgium, Judith Woelkl in Austria and Miriam King in Ireland all won copies of Novembre, published by Skira.