An exhibition in Tel Aviv of art from Northern Ireland explores how the urban landscape can be defined by and read through a conflict. But it’s the context that makes this show so interesting.

A nomadic museum designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has materialised on the west side of Manhattan.

The words “coffee, food, furniture, music, books, clothes, art” chalked up on a small blackboard provide the only clue to what Homestead is. There is no shop front signage, no menus, no nameplates or logos.

As a cultural force, design is taken less seriously than art. Why is that, especially when the distinction between the two disciplines is becoming increasingly hard to locate? Isn’t it time we celebrated design as the meeting of art and everyday life?

“I never wanted to be a hero,” says Frei Otto. The 79-year-old German architect and engineer has been called the Brunel of the 20th century.

“Last week I wanted to pack it all in,” says Jasper Goodall. “I have that every few months. It’s so depressing that I don’t want to do this any more. There’s this horrible realisation that one of the reasons I did art was so that people would think I was cool. It was all rubbish really. But it worked.”

This hand-held console brings the immediacy back to game-playing, bringing a taste of the past – and the future.

A generation of emerging London architects has turned its back on the sensationalist form-making of the starchitects and is making buildings that are often very quiet, and deliberately ordinary.

On the corner of Karl Marx Strasse and Juri Gagarin Strasse sits a fairytale castle of a building.