This week on Dezeen

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This week on Dezeen

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban completed his Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch this week. Keep reading for more architecture and design highlights from the past seven days, plus our top track from Dezeen Music Project.

Dead Messenger is a soothing acoustic guitar track by Jordan Thomas Mitchell, whose music we featured on this week's movie about Domaine de Boisbuchet in France.

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Herzog & de Meuron and Hassell triumph in Melbourne station competition
Herzog & de Meuron and Hassell triumph in Melbourne station competition

Herzog & de Meuron and Hassell's proposal was selected for the redesign of the Flinders Street station in Melbourne, seeing off competition from Zaha Hadid and Grimshaw.

Movie: Beko Masterplan by Zaha Hadid Architects
Movie: Beko Masterplan by Zaha Hadid Architects

We were sent new visualisations of Zaha Hadid Architects' residential tower for Miami and a movie showing the studio's plans for a mixed-use scheme in Belgrade.

Chinese heritage group
Chinese heritage group "offended" by Zaha Hadid's RIBA Award for Galaxy Soho

However word that the practice's Galaxy Soho project in Beijing had been given an RIBA award offended a heritage group in the Chinese capital, which claims the complex is a "typical unfortunate example [of] the destruction of Beijing old town."

Ikea launches augmented reality catalogue
Ikea launches augmented reality catalogue

In other news, Ikea launched an augmented reality function for its 2014 catalogue and Microsoft started stocking MakerBot 3D printers in a selection of its US stores.

"We thought Lloyd's building was the ultimate in technology, but it's practically hand made"

The series of movies we filmed with Richard Rogers continued with his views on the "practically handmade" Lloyds building he designed in London and his newest addition to the city's skyline dubbed "the Cheesegrater".

Casa Klotz by Mathias Klotz photographed by Roland Halbe
Casa Klotz by Mathias Klotz photographed by Roland Halbe

Our most popular stories included a rural beach house in Chile and a residential extension along a narrow plot in Bondi, Sydney.

Sydney House by Fearns Studio
Sydney House by Fearns Studio