This week on Dezeen

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This week on Dezeen

This week Peter Zumthor's memorial to suspected witches put to death in Norway captured readers attention, while David Chipperfield was confirmed as architecture curator for this year's Venice Biennale and rapper Kanye West announced plans to launch a design company.

We featured shoes disguised as toucans, swans and ducks, as well as a set of two-faced tableware and an unusual house with a pebble-filled garden and roof terrace behind its walls.

Readers debated whether an underground extension to an Austrian museum bore too much of a resemblance to the Louvre in Paris and the new London headquarters for Google engineers were compared to spacecrafts, the Big Brother house and German youth hostels.

Over on Dezeen Screen we brought you interviews with designers from our micro-exhibition Dezeen Platform, whose projects included a bicycle that plays records when you ride it and a factory for making bricks from soil and seeds.

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