This week on Dezeen

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This week on Dezeen

Kanye West's plans to move into architecture, the RIBA Stirling Prize announcement and the opening of Zaha Hadid's Serpentine Sackler Gallery (pictured) made for a busy week on Dezeen. Keep reading for more architecture and design news from the past seven days and our Dezeen Music Project track of the week.

Facility is an instrumental guitar track by London band Dead Red Sun, whose music is featured on the soundtracks of our Dezeen and MINI World Tour movies from the UK capital.

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"I'm working with five architects at a time" - Kanye West

In our biggest story of the week, Kanye West's claimed he "hangs around mostly with architects" to learn about architecture and get into the field.

Astley Castle renovation wins RIBA Stirling Prize 2013
Astley Castle renovation wins RIBA Stirling Prize 2013

The renovation of Astley Castle in Warickshire clinched the RIBA Stirling Prize last night, although its architects missed out on the usual £20,000 winnings.

Serpentine Sackler Gallery by Zaha Hadid
Serpentine Sackler Gallery by Zaha Hadid

Dezeen was present at the opening of Zaha Hadid's Serpentine Sackler Gallery extension and published the full set of official photos showing the undulating building along with the architect's thought about the design.

Dezeen's London Design Festival 2013 highlights
Dezeen's London Design Festival 2013 highlights

This year's London Design Festival concluded, but we continued our coverage with Dezeen and MINI World Tour movies about the V&A museum's 3D-printed gun and dRMM's Escher-inspired installation, plus compiled our highlights.

Small House by Unemori Architects
Small House by Unemori Architects

Finally, Japanese houses continued to be popular and this week's favourite was a narrow home with paper-thin shutters followed by an extension with small spaces tucked between roof beams.

Koya No Sumika by mA-style Architects
Koya No Sumika by mA-style Architects

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