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Wedding cake pavilion at Waddesdon Manor

Dezeen Debate features "camp and eccentric" Wedding Cake pavilion by Joana Vasconcelos

The latest edition of our Dezeen Debate newsletter features a 12-metre-high Wedding Cake pavilion made by Portuguese artist Joana VasconcelosSubscribe to Dezeen Debate now.

Designed as a sculptural folly, Wedding Cake is an immersive installation at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, England, which "combines patisserie and architecture as a temple to love".

Commenters overwhelmingly loved it, calling the project camp, eccentric and indulgent. One quipped "it can't all be modernism – plus, I love a good folly".

Philippe Starck laying down
"I have fought all my life against macho products" says Philippe Starck

Other stories sparking debate in this week's newsletter included an interview with French designer Philippe Starck in which he argued the next generation of designers will need to account for a crisis of sexuality and should aim for an asexual design language.

Starck's words prompted one Dezeen reader to declare: "I do not believe that one can exclude the Eros component when talking about a creative act, because creating is an erotic act in itself." Do you agree? Join the debate ›

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