This week on Dezeen

We've been reporting from Milan all this week, where highlights included Lasvit's sculptural glass lamps and Studio Job's illustrated wallpaperPhilippe Starck named this year's "only acceptable" trend as "choice" and Marcel Wanders complained about how computer-rendered concepts are making products "look extremely boring". Read on for more news, plus our Dezeen Music Project featured track.

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Lasvit's new lighting collections "combine craftsmanship with advanced technology"

Architect Daniel Libeskind was in Milan for the design week, where he compared his own work to Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and claimed that he doesn't try to be liked. Jamie Hayon also courted controversy when he suggested that listening to what consumers want ultimately leads to "crap" design.

Sarah Lucas presented her debut furniture collection in Milan this week

Popular products presented in Milan included a furniture collection made from concrete blocks and MDF by British artist Sarah Lucas, multi-coloured rugs by Dutch designer Hella Jongerius, and Afteroom's three-legged chair and stackable table.

Nendo reframes the white shirt as centrepiece for COS installation in Milan
Nendo reframes the white shirt as centrepiece for COS installation in Milan

Other highlights were United Visual Artists' dramatic laser installation for MINI and a geometric interior by Nendo that frames a collection of monochrome shirts.

David Chipperfield's design for the Nobel Prize's new home in Stockholm

In architecture news, David Chipperfield was named winner in a competition to design the Nobel Prize's new home in Stockholm, controversial plans were unveiled for the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station by Frank Gehry and Foster + Partners, and Herzog & de Meuron won a competition to design a hospital in a Danish forest.
Herzog & de Meuron wins contest for Danish forest hospital

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and architect Raymond Moriyama launched a $100,000 award to rival the Pritzker Prize, which will be awarded every two years through an open competition.

High-tech "holdable" devices by taliaYstudio

Technology stories included a series of prototype high-tech "holdable" devices designed as "a satirical comment on the wearable tech frenzy", and a 3D-printed eyeglass that monitors breathing and pupil size to measure what people find interesting online.

Community library in China by John Lin and Olivier Ottevaere

Popular architecture projects on Dezeen this week included a community library in China featuring a roof that turns into a playground and a Brazilian house that combines raw concrete with slatted timber.

MAPA's XAN House in Brazil

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