This week on Dezeen

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News dominated this week as Shigeru Ban was awarded the Pritzker Prize, Facebook invested $2 billion in virtual reality, and Marc Newson described the design industry as "really pathetic". Read on for more architecture and design news from the past seven days, plus our Dezeen Music Project featured track.

10 Forward is a chilled-out, soulful dance track by London DJ and producer Just Ben.

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Google and Luxottica set to develop Google Glass into consumer-friendly products

Other news this week included the partnership of Google and eyewear company Luxottica, who will develop Google Glass wearable headsets into trendy, consumer-friendly products.

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David Beckham unveils seafront stadium proposal for Miami port

David Beckham also made the headlines as he unveiled proposals to build a 25,000-seat stadium for his new Major League Soccer (MLS) team in Miami.

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OMA's industrial headquarters for G-Star RAW in Amsterdam

It was a big week for Rem Koolhaas' OMA as the architecture firm saw off BIG and Buro Ole Scheeren to win a competition to expand the Berlin headquarters of multimedia firm Axel Springer, as well as completing G-Star Raw's austere industrial headquarters in Amsterdam.

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Tom Dixon to launch Club series in Milan

Milan 2014 is drawing closer and we've been reporting on the products and collections that will be presented, including French design duo Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec's first fabric collection of upholstery textiles knitted from jersey, Tom Dixon's range of furniture and lighting that references British members' clubs, and Marc Newson's debut eyewear collection.

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Zaha Hadid's Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul

The most popular stories this week included Zaha Hadid's Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul, an abandoned trailer converted into a garden hideaway and a floating skateboard ramp for professional skater Bob Burnquist.