Our most popular projects this week included Tadao Ando's first building in New York and a house in Vietnam featuring trees growing from its rooftops. Read on for more architecture and design highlights from the past seven days plus our Dezeen Music Project track of the week.
Blue Room is a glitchy electronic pop song by London artist Yodashe.
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) announced 56 winners of this year's RIBA Awards, including John McAslan's revamped Kings Cross station, Zaha Hadid's Olympic aquatics centre, and BIG's underground maritime museum.
Readers were in two minds about a proposal for the world's tallest tower that will attempt to clean a Chinese city's polluted air, and unanimous in their disapproval of a skyscraper by SOM planned for Gothenburg, which will be more than twice as high as the Swedish city's current tallest building.
In design news Ikea stepped back from legal action against fan site IkeaHackers, which publishes adaptations of the flat-pack giant's furniture created by its fans. Commenters were quick to criticise Ikea's handling of the debacle, questioning their marketing strategies as well as their opinion of customers. Read the story and comments here »
Elsewhere prolific Japanese design studio Nendo added numerous products to its portfolio, including flexible reading glasses, a boat shoe for luxury brand Tod's, and a glass chess set for crystal house Baccarat.
A redesigned extension cable created to prevent tangling was launched this week, as well as a lamp with a hexagonal wooden shade that extends over its light bulb.
Popular projects included a series of illustrations depicting classic songs as buildings, and installations created with pieces of charcoal suspended by nylon threads to form outlines of classical architecture and furniture.
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