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Airbnb's rebrand fiasco and the announcement of RIBA's Stirling Prize 2014 shortlist dominated this week's headlines. Read on for more architecture and design highlights, plus our Dezeen Music Project track of the week.

Particles is an intimate, stripped-back new pop song by London singer-songwriter Sivu.

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New Airbnb logo: "someone didn't do their homework"

Readers and designers flocked to social media to satirise Airbnb's new logo for its similarity to existing branding for other companies, as well as hilariously suggesting various parts of the human anatomy it most resembled. A Tumblr site was even created in its honour cheeky enough to make adult-magazine publisher Hugh Hefner blush.

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RIBA Stirling Prize 2014 shortlist announced

The other major story this week was the announcement of this year's RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist, which includes The Shard by Renzo Piano, Zaha Hadid's Olympic Aquatics Centre and Europe's largest public library by Mecanoo. See the full shortlist on Dezeen »

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Bamboo architecture

As part of our bamboo architects series, we've reported on new projects constructed with the naturally-strong material and interviewed key figures utilising bamboo's strength and aesthetics. Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia described the sustainable building material as the "green steel of the 21st century".

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Kit Bike by Lucid Design packs into a bag

Elsewhere a bike designed to fit in a bag sparked controversy among Dezeen readers, accusing the project of being an ill-conceived concept that would collapse under the weight of its rider.

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Colourful shingles front Assemble's Yardhouse studios for east London creatives

Popular architecture projects this week included studios designed for east London creatives featuring a scaly facadeHerzog & de Meuron's naturally filtered swimming pool in Switzerland and a seaside house with a huge roof in Spain.

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House of the Infinite by Alberto Campo Baeza designed as "a jetty facing out to sea"

Main image: AirBNB Logos page on Tumblr.

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