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ISM house by International Royal Architecture

It's been a good week for Japanese houses on Dezeen, including one shaped like an arrow pointing at the sky (above).

China dominates skyscraper construction in 2012

UNESCO announced a crack-down on high-rise architecture in London as it emerged that nine of the 20 tallest buildings under construction in the world are located in China.

Microsoft launch new logo

Microsoft got its first new logo since 1987 and New York got a new font for its street signs.

Saint Kjeld’s Kvarter by Tredje Natur

Other popular stories include a redesign for Copenhagen to cope with climate change (above) and a robot that builds architectural structures from sand or soil (below).

Stone Spray Robot by Anna Kulik,  Inder Shergill and Petr Novikov

Meanwhile previews of the Venice Architecture Biennale so far include a giant metal funnel from Zaha Hadid (below) and an exhibition dedicated to architectural copying by FAT.

Arum by Zaha Hadid Architects at  Venice Architecture Biennale 2012

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