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Das Haus 2014 house of the future concept by Louise Campbell at imm cologne

We've been reporting on the imm cologne trade fair this week, where a proposed home of the future is installed. Our Dezeen Music Project featured track plus more architecture and design news from the past seven days follows.

Mountain is a lush, dreamy R&B track by London artist Only Girl.

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Wooden table by Ruben Beckers weighs just 4.5 kilograms
Wooden table by Ruben Beckers weighs just 4.5 kilograms

A table that weighs just 4.5 kilograms is on display as part of the [D3] Design Talents exhibition at the show in Cologne and the related contest was won by a storage rail based on a traditional Shaker-style peg board.

Table and pouffe hybrid designed by GamFratesi for Ligne Roset
Table and pouffe hybrid designed by GamFratesi for Ligne Roset

This year's imm cologne also features new designs by Ligne Roset, including a table and footstool hybrid plus sofas with rounded edges like bars of soap.

Google's
Google's "smart contact lenses"

Elsewhere, Google is working on "smart contact lenses" that could help diabetics monitor glucose levels and the company announced it is poised to buy domestic technology firm Nest.

Swimming pools for London's River Thames by Studio Octopi
Swimming pools for London's River Thames by Studio Octopi

Renzo Piano was commissioned to design a residential tower beside his London skyscraper The Shard and a concept for swimming pools in the city's River Thames was unveiled by Studio Octopi.

Concrete house by Olson Kundig Architects cut into a rocky outcrop
Concrete house by Olson Kundig Architects cut into a rocky outcrop

The American Institute of Architects named its best projects of the year, a list that included a concrete house cut into a rocky outcrop on an island near Seattle.

Woodland retreat by Béres Architects nestles up against a jagged rock face
Woodland retreat by Béres Architects nestles up against a jagged rock face

Our most popular stories included a woodland cabin nestled in a former Hungarian quarry and a movie of a Madrid apartment with moving walls and secret furniture.

Madrid apartment with moving walls and secret furniture by Elii Architects
Madrid apartment with moving walls and secret furniture by Elii Architects

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