This week on Dezeen

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Previews of products for Milan's design week have dominated our design coverage over the last seven days, including furniture and lighting collections by Ronan and Erwan BouroullecDaniel Libeskind, and Richard Hutten. Read on for more architecture and design news, plus our Dezeen Music Project featured track.

Here's a melancholy reworking of the Nirvana classic Dumb recorded by UK singer-songwriter Sivu.

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Balloon Chair by h220430

Among the chairs to go on show in Milan next week includes one that appears suspended in mid-air by balloons, and Dutch designer Richard Hutten's multicoloured seat made from 545 stacked layers of Kvadrat fabric.

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Gravity tablet that allows designers to sketch in three dimensions

Virtual reality returned to the headlines, as a group of students from the Royal College of Art invented a tool that makes 3D drawing "as easy as doodling on a piece of paper". 

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Snøhetta visual identity for Oslo's 2022 Winter Olympics bid

Other design news included Snøhetta's visual identity for Oslo's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as the unveiling of plans by Danish firm BIG to install a wooden maze inside the National Building Museum in Washington DC.

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Richard Branson's moon hotel prank on April Fools' Day

April Fools' Day prompted a flurry of activity as plans for a series of loaf-shaped skyscrapers in central London were revealed, while Richard Branson and his company Virgin pranked the world with designs for a New York skyscraper shaped like a bunch of balloons and a hotel on the moon.

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Architects' faces made up of their buildings in Federico Babina's Archiportraits series

Illustrator Federico Babina immortalised the faces of 33 prolific architects, including Mies van der RoheÁlvaro Siza and Zaha Hadid by creating portraits made up of elements from each of their buildings.

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Hazukashi House by Alts Design Office

The most popular architecture stories on Dezeen this week included a Japanese residence featuring house-shaped doorways and openings, a wooden cabin in Australia and Zaha Hadid's sculptural hotel for a casino resort.

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Pump House by Branch Studio Architects

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