This week, Virtual Design Festival came to an end - architecture and design

This week, Virtual Design Festival came to an end



This week on Dezeen, we rounded up the highlights from Virtual Design Festival as the programme of events drew to a close, including eight ways VDF set the agenda for architecture and design.
To mark the end of the festival we rounded up the most popular videos, which included a documentary on Beatie Wolfe, footage of a Studio Drift installation and interviews with Harriet Harriss and Kengo Kuma.
We also looked back at the highlights from the student shows, trailblazing collaborations and best product launches that happened during the festival.
Bates Smart completes skyscraper that's only 11.5 metres wide
In architecture news, Australian architecture studio Bates Smart revealed a skinny skyscraper in Melbourne that's 184 metres tall, but only 11.5 metres wide at its slimmest point. Over in Italy, architects Massimo Gnocchi and Paolo Danesi revealed their design for a prefabricated cabin-style micro-home named Mountain Refuge.
Five houses where the courtyard is the heart of the home
Charmaine Chan picked five of the most interesting courtyard homes from her book Courtyard living: Contemporary houses of the Asia-Pacific.
"What fascinates me is that courtyard houses can be found throughout the world ? in the Middle East, China, north Africa and elsewhere ? and that the typology has survived since antiquity," Chan told Dezeen.
Blueprint magazine ends print edition after 37 years and 369 issues
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