Garbage has been given a whole new purpose! From Carmody Groarke's elegant Olympic eatery, to a scarlet apartment in New York made from repurposed doors, we visit royally recycled interiors that look radical, rather than just re-used. At a hotel in China, peeled-back walls have never looked so good. We discuss exhibition design with Kossman Dejong in the wake of their recent Urbanian extravanganza. Finally, we marvel at the sublimity of empty shelves in a symphonic Tokyo library by Sou Fujimoto.