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  1. Tower of Bricks is an art centre on the site of a former brickworks near Hengshui, China, featuring a brick-clad observation tower and vaulted exhibition spaces. Read more
  2. Parasitic structures, 3D-printed homes, floating architecture and even flying houses feature on the Dezeen x MINI Living Future Urban Home competition shortlist, which is unveiled today. Read more
  3. An Alice in Wonderland adventure, a minimal steel chapel and a fluorescent floating platform are among US reporter Eleanor Gibson's 10 standout pavilions from this year, as we continue our review of 2018. Read more
  4. Scallop-edged doors, vaulted storage cupboards and baby pink surfaces are just some of the features that 2LG Studio has included in the whimsical overhaul of its office-cum-residence in southeast London. Read more
  5. Saudi Arabian office Shepherd Design Studio has reinterpreted the traditional Islamic prayer mat to make it more sustainable. Read more
  6. Indigenous trees and wooden workbenches line the inside of Apple Iconsiam in Bangkok, the first Apple Store to open in Thailand, designed by Foster + Partners. Read more
  7. The American Institute of Architects has called on members of the profession to sign an open letter to president Donald Trump, which outlines the organisation's "outright opposition" to his policies on climate change. Read more
  8. Poorly positioned Christmas decorations on a sign for the Holland Tunnel, connecting New Jersey and New York, have caused enough upset for over 1,300 people to sign a petition to change them. Read more
  9. Canadian designer Alexandra Hutchison has opened an eatery with her husband in Toronto, creating interiors influenced by a trip to coastal California. Read more
  10. Installations were bigger than ever in 2018, from a six-metre-high Trump blimp to an inflatable mirrored sphere at Burning Man festival. For our review of 2018, social media editor Sabina Sohail selects her top 10. Read more
  11. Twelve studios have come together to design bespoke Christmas wrapping paper for charity, featuring prints inspired by hip-hop icons and social media. Read more
  12. Undulating concrete panels will form the facade of VÅGA, a large water tower planned for a hilltop in Varberg, Sweden, to create the impression of a wave rolling across the landscape. Read more
  13. American firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has completed a house in Miami Beach, with a flat roof, glass walls and pilotis, all evocative of the region's modernist architecture. Read more
  14. Charles Harrison, the industrial designer who revolutionised the View-Master toy and the plastic trash can, has passed away aged 87. Read more
  15. For our review of 2018, design editor Augusta Pownall picks out 10 trends that highlight what's been going on in the design and tech world over the past year, from a focus on football and a move away from Milan, to the return of the humble poster. Read more
  16. Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has designed a light blue flag with a white footprint, to raise awareness about the importance of human rights. Read more
  17. Pantone's Living Coral shade can't be a harbinger of positivity, says Michelle Ogundehin, when real coral reefs are being devastated by global warming. Read more
  18. Canadian studio Batay-Csorba Architects has designed a low-rise apartment building that challenges Toronto's planning policies, which preference single-family homes and fail to address population growth. Read more
  19. This video, exclusive to Dezeen, reveals how Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama created the giant female robot that took centre stage at Dior's Pre-Fall 2019 menswear show in Tokyo. Read more
  20. Soho House has opened its first Asian outpost in Mumbai, India, featuring pattern-heavy interiors inspired by regional textiles and crafts. Read more
  21. Jac Studios has designed minimal glass display cases for an exhibition in a Tadao Ando-designed museum – a project that has just won top prize at the Inside awards. Read more
  22. UNStudio is building a theatre complex in the West Kowloon Cultural District of Hong Kong, featuring three performance spaces connected by ramps. Read more
  23. Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron has transformed a collection of historic buildings in Hong Kong into a vast arts complex, for the city's largest heritage conservation project to date. Read more
  24. Norman Foster has declared that the stepped 41-storey office tower his firm has designed for New York's Park Avenue will "set new standards for workplace design", as the building tops out in the city. Read more
  25. For our review of 2018, design reporter Gunseli Yalcinkaya picks out 10 defining moments in graphic design and illustration, including Edel Rodriguez's powerful images of Donald Trump, Kanye West's Kids See Ghosts album and the social-media response to the Pittsburgh shooting. Read more