This week on Dezeen

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This week on Dezeen

This week was all about hyper-realistic renderings, as we interviewed Ström Architects about architectural visualisations and published Peter Guthrie's images depicting one of their projects. Our Dezeen Music Project track of the week and more architecture and design news follow.

Ask (The Garden) is an electronica track by former acid house DJ Man Ouevre featuring flute and shehnai samples from pieces of Indian music.

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"Prison-like" student housing wins Carbuncle Cup 2013

In the news, a student housing block in London with a retained brick warehouse facade was named Britain's worst building of the year.

Zaha Hadid, UNStudio and Snøhetta compete to design Expo 2017
Zaha Hadid, UNStudio and Snøhetta compete to design Expo 2017

Zaha Hadid, UNStudio, Snøhetta and Safdie Architects were all shortlisted to design the World Expo 2017 exhibition in Astana, Kazakhstan, while OMA won a competition to masterplan a new civic centre in Bogotá, Colombia.

Library of Birmingham by Mecanoo
Library of Birmingham by Mecanoo

As Mecanoo completed Europe's largest public library in Birmingham, UK, we spoke to the studio's founder Francine Houben about the role of the library in the digital age.

FRAC Marseille by Kengo Kuma and Associates
FRAC Marseille by Kengo Kuma and Associates

We rounded up the series of new cultural venues along the waterfront in Marseille, including Kengo Kuma's contemporary arts centre with a chequered glass facade.

Flat in Tel Aviv by Jacobs-Yaniv Architects
Flat in Tel Aviv by Jacobs-Yaniv Architects

Our most popular stories were both in Israel. The first was a 1950s style apartment interior in Tel Aviv, closely followed by a house with an entire facade that opens up to the garden.

House Between Two Yards by Pitsou Kedem
House Between Two Yards by Pitsou Kedem

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