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This week on Dezeen: realistic renderings

This week we returned to hyper-realistic visualisations with a top CGI artist claiming "no-one has realised" that most homeware catalogue images are renderings and we showed stunning pictures of a cafe that's yet to be built in Ukraine. Read on for more architecture and design news from the past seven days, plus our Dezeen Music Project track of the week.

UK singer-songwriter Sivu's ethereal vocals are accompanied by a melancholy blend of pianos, guitars and a dark electronic bass in this track called I Hold.

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Zaha Hadid dismisses
Zaha Hadid dismisses "ridiculous" claims that Qatar stadium resembles a vagina

Meanwhile Zaha Hadid rejected "ridiculous" claims that Qatar stadium resembles a vagina and we published a timber project that's been named Cucumber Tower in an attempt to deflect phallic comparisons.

Studio Fuksas completes Terminal 3 at Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
Studio Fuksas completes Terminal 3 at Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport

In China, Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas completed the Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport and UNStudio completed a shopping centre in Wuhan with over 42,000 shiny silver balls attached to its facade.

UNStudio's Chinese shopping centre is covered in silver balls
UNStudio's Chinese shopping centre is covered in silver balls

In Los Angeles, architect Frank Gehry submitted new plans for a hotel and apartment complex to be located across the road from his Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Lucid Stead installation by Phillip K Smith III makes a desert cabin appear transparent
Lucid Stead installation by Phillip K Smith III makes a desert cabin appear transparent

Our most popular stories featured mirrors applied to the walls of a desert shack in California to create the illusion that you can see right through the building, and a tiny apartment with multiple levels connected by a ladder.

Tiny Madrid apartment by MYCC with rooms connected by a ladder
Tiny Madrid apartment by MYCC with rooms connected by a ladder

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