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This week on Dezeen

Zaha Hadid's latest skyscraper project (pictured), Apple's leaked iPhone 6 design and Ikea's "Bookbook" spoof dominated the news this week. Read on for more architecture and design highlights from the past seven days, plus our Dezeen Music Project track of the week.

Special is a gently melodic pop song by New Zealand artist Rainy Piano.

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Thames Hub airport design by Foster + Partners

Norman Foster's proposal to construct a new airport on the Thames estuary was snubbed this week, prompting a fierce rebuttal from the British architect who claimed the decision lacked courage. As if to emphasise his dissatisfaction with this rejection, Foster described his competition-winning airport design for Mexico City as "like nothing else in the world".

The first images of the Foster + Partners-designed Apple Campus

Foster + Partners also made the headlines earlier in the week as the first on-site images of the Apple Campus were clandestinely captured by an unmanned aerial vehicle and uploaded to Youtube.

Zaha Hadid reveals trio of skyscrapers for Brisbane's riverfront

A week doesn't seem to pass by without a new Zaha Hadid project to ruffle the architecture community's feathers, and her latest skyscraper design for Australia was no exception.

"Oppressive" Woolwich Central development wins Carbuncle Cup 2014

Other notable architecture stories this week included the Carbuncle Cup award for the UK's worst building of the past year, which was bestowed upon a mixed-use development in south-east London.

RIBA's best British house shortlist

The best UK houses of the year were recognised in a shortlist compiled by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), including a cliffside home, a modern extension to a 19th century residence and an overhauled cottage.

Video footage of Apple's new iPhone 6 design

In design news, a video purporting to show Apple's top-secret iPhone 6 design leaked and furniture retail giant Ikea playfully locked horns with the tech goliath by presenting their 2015 collection catalogue as if it were an Apple-designed product.

Skylight House extension by Andrew Burges

Popular architecture projects this week included an extension to a bungalow in Sydney, a Spanish house featuring perforated walls to allow light to flood into its centre, and a Japanese house with a basic plywood interior.

Black house in Osaka by Coo Planning

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