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This week architect David Adjaye and designer Ron Arad revealed their proposal for Canada's National Holocaust Monument competition, which was beaten by a star-shaped design from Daniel Libeskind, and we reported from Clerkenwell Design Week 2014 with projects from Barber and Osgerby, Studio Weave and Paul Smith. Read on for more of the week's top architecture and design news, plus our Dezeen Music Project featured track.

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The arts and design world was in shock as news broke of a fire that ripped through Mackintosh's Glasgow School of Art – an "immeasurably" important building – on the day when students were due to hand in their final projects for the year. Firefighters now say they have managed to save 90 per cent of the structure.


Daniel Libeskind was in the spotlight again this week after unveiling a snail-like pavilion proposal for a Chinese company at the Milan Expo 2015 site.


In an exclusive interview with Dezeen, Snøhetta's architect Craig Dykers explained how the horrific attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 had reawakened architecture in New York.


In other architecture news, Rem Koolhaas named architect and philanthropist Phyllis Lambert as the recipient of the Venice biennale's Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement, and Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava won a legal battle with a political party after being accused of "bleeding Valencia dry".


The latest design projects include a set of porcelain tableware decorated with outlines of city skylines by Bjarke Ingel's architecture studio BIG, and a wallpaper collection designed by fashion house Maison Martin Margiela, which includes patterns that create optical illusions.


Canadian design brand Umbra launched a chair that can be hung up like a coat hanger, while furniture designed by late Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer was set to be re-issued by New York design gallery and shop Espasso.


It was also revealed this week that London Design Festival 2014 will feature installations including a sculpture by Barber and Osgerby, a garden installation by Zaha Hadid, as well as a swarm of drones.

Tadao Ando's Casa Monterrey

Popular architecture stories this week included a house by Japanese architect Tadao Ando that nestles against a hillside, Christian de Portzamparc's concrete cultural complex in Rio de Janeiro, and an old Sydney police station converted into a restaurant.

Restaurant in Sydney converted from an old police station

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