Lego's new set of building blocks aimed at the architecture and design community, Zaha Hadid's hotel in Dubai and the first photographs of FAT's fairytale house made the headlines this week. Read on for more architecture and design highlights, plus our Dezeen Music Project track of the week.
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This year's Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban completed work on a new art gallery in American ski resort Aspen, while Zaha Hadid revealed designs of the interior for a hotel inside her Opus development in Dubai, which will include her installation for this year's London Design Festival.
Photographs were released of a fairytale house designed by artist Grayson Perry and London architecture firm FAT for Alain de Botton, and it was announced that artworks by British artist Tracey Emin and Japanese architect Junya Ishigami would be constructed in Sydney as part of a huge public art project.
As the conflict in Gaza continued to unfold, the International Union of Architects was thrust into the political melee as social rights activist and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu called for the Israeli architects association to be suspended from the organisation.
This week also marked the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of World War One. An installation comprising thousands of ceramic poppies planted around the Tower of London was among the memorials to the fallen.
Elsewhere, legendary graphic designer Milton Glaser launched a campaign to raise awareness of climate change and Danish toy company Lego launched Lego Architecture Studio – a new set of building blocks aimed at the architecture and design community.
Popular projects this week included a space-efficient box designed to maximise space and storage for city dwellers, an invasive jewellery collection that harvests energy from the human body and a Japanese house constructed with concrete and fibre-reinforced plastic.
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