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Zaha Hadid's Aquatics Centre in London

This week Zaha Hadid denied responsibility for migrants working on her stadium in Qatar, while her aquatics centre for the London 2012 Olympics (pictured) is set to open to the public. More architecture and design from the past seven days follows, plus our Dezeen Music Project track of the week.

Only You is a chilled-out drum and bass track by Atlanta-based producer Sub Terrestrial.

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Zaha, Rogers and Chipperfield shortlisted for Crystal Palace rebuild
Zaha, Rogers and Chipperfield shortlisted for Crystal Palace rebuild

Hadid was also among architects shortlisted to oversee the resurrection of Joseph Paxman's Crystal Palace exhibition centre in London, along with Richard Rogers, David Chipperfield and more.

Heatherwick unveils gallery inside grain silos for Cape Town's V&A Waterfront
Heatherwick unveils gallery inside grain silos for Cape Town's V&A Waterfront

Thomas Heatherwick unveiled plans for a new art gallery inside hollowed-out grain silos in Cape Town during this year's Design Indaba conference, where a portable router designed to bring consistent internet to remote parts of Africa was also presented.

World's first supersonic private jet will replace windows with live-streaming screens
World's first supersonic private jet will replace windows with live-streaming screens

Spike Aerospace proposed a windowless supersonic jet that will show passengers their surroundings on panoramic screens and NASA announced it is developing robots that can transform from flat to ball-shaped so they roll around the surface of planets.

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Property prices are "castrating the whole notion of city life" says Joseph Rykwert

Also, this year's RIBA Royal Gold Medal winner Joseph Rykwert told us that the rising cost of city-centre property is causing the "biggest crisis" facing architects and urbanists.

Shirokane House by MDS concealed behind windowless concrete facade
Shirokane House by MDS concealed behind windowless concrete facade

Our most popular stories this week included a Tokyo residence with a faceted concrete front and a compact artist's studio with fold-out furniture in Tel Aviv.

Space-saving modular studio for an artist by Raanan Stern
Space-saving modular studio for an artist by Raanan Stern

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