Architecture firm Alterstudio has raised the glazed living room of this house in Austin, Texas, to avoid the roots of an oak tree that grows close to the building. Read more

Instagram sensation The Color Factory has arrived in New York City, where visitors can interact with a myriad of tonal installations and take photos in a giant blue ball pit. Read more

With the Dezeen Awards shortlists due to be announced next week, here's a detailed look at the geographical diversity of the architecture and design studios in the running. Read more

The New York Times has subtly reimagined its webpage to better reflect the way its digital subscribers consume news online. Read more

Hollow cubes help to transform a large industrial building into offices for a production company in Los Angeles, completed by local studio FreelandBuck. Read more

It's not surprising that designers are experimenting with food, but their impact so far has been little more than table dressing, argues Lucas Verweij. Read more

A group of artists in Taiwan have transformed a 10-metre-tall brutalist concrete loudspeaker, formerly used to broadcast anti-communist propaganda to China, into an art installation. Read more

The MP for Kensington, the London borough containing Grenfell Tower, has spoken out against a conceptual memorial, which she says would re-traumatise residents. Read more

Food design studio Bompas & Parr has invented the "world's first non-melting" ice lolly, inspired by a frozen composite material pioneered during World War Two. Read more

German practice Batek Architekten combined pale surfaces with concrete and steel accents to draw customer's attention to the products on offer in this beauty store in central Berlin. Read more

Spanish football club Real Madrid has a new kit made from recycled plastic, created by Adidas and environmental organisation Parley for the Oceans. Read more

Vietnamese studio Tropical Space has created an elaborate coop that features a network of boxes, platforms and stairs, which can be used by both chickens and children. Read more

The charm of Charleston is pulling architects and designers from New York City and beyond, who are revitalising the southern city's historic buildings while developing a contemporary local style. Read more

Standard Architecture co-founders Silvia Kuhle and Jeffry Allsbrook explain their proposal for a modular megastructure comprising pathways and vaulted pods in our latest P.O.D.System Architecture movie. Read more

Stepped pale-pink walls, brass lights and velvety benches are among the decorative art-deco-style details at this wine bar, which Brooklyn-based Workstead created inside an old brothel in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Read more

Across the United States, run-down motels and motor lodges from the 1950s and 1960s are being given a new lease of life as contemporary hotels and guesthouses. From California to New York, here are some of the best examples. Read more

Innovative clothing manufacturer Vollebak has produced a jacket made with graphene that can conduct power, store body heat and repel bacteria. Read more

Minimal, open-air eco urinals by design studio Faltazi have been placed across central Paris, prompting protests from local residents and businesses. Read more

In our second exclusive video interview with Christo, the artist looks back at some of his most ambitious projects and claims that all critical responses to them are valid. Read more