This week on Dezeen
This week Zaha Hadid completed a concrete building for the American University of Beirut. Read on for more architecture and design highlights from the past seven days plus our Dezeen Music Project track of the week.
Chill and Shiver is a psychedelic summer chill-out track by USA producer Seabright.
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The Venice Architecture Biennale dominated the headlines again this week as architect Peter Eisenman said curator Rem Koolhaas was using the exhibition to announce the end of his "hegemony" over the profession, and Dezeen columnist Kieran Long declared his sorrow for Koolhaas and what he thinks architecture is.
Korea received the Golden Lion for best biennale pavilion. Dezeen interviewed curator Minsuk Cho of Mass Studies fresh off the stage, when he expressed his hope that the award could help "trigger the reality" of a unified Korea.
Popular stories from Venice included an installation of interconnected bicycle frames by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and a full-size model of Le Corbusier's seminal Maison Dom-Ino, which was installed in the biennale Giardini.
Elsewhere, Danish firm BIG unveiled a spiralling museum design for Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet, and British sculptor Antony Gormley added a crouched figure containing a guest suite to the facade of a London hotel.
In design news London designer Keiichi Matsuda explained how augmented reality could radically change the way we navigate cities, industrial designer Arik Levy professed LEDs as the light of the future, and US technology firm Honeywell entered the connected-home market by launching a smart thermostat.
Yves Behar of San Francisco design studio fuseproject also launched his latest smart product - a cup which detects what you're drinking and displays its nutritional contents in real time.
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