This week on Dezeen

Apple launched a new mobile payment service, the iPhone 6 and its eagerly anticipated watch this week, prompting strong reactions from the design community. Read on for more architecture and design highlights, plus our Dezeen Music Project track of the week.

Sunday is a silky smooth chill-out track by UK producer Jo Noon.

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Portrait of Marc Newson

As it emerged that prolific industrial designer Marc Newson - who co-founded his own watch brand - had joined Apple, rumours began to circulate that the company would finally launch the keenly awaited iWatch.

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Image of the Apple Watch

These rumours were substantiated at Apple's annual conference as the tech giant announced it had "set out to create the best watch in the world", revealing the Apple Watch – a timepiece with a purely digital face and interchangeable straps.

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Portrait of Kenneth Grange

Leading designers shared their thoughts on the wearable device and considered its implications for the watch industry, while legendary industrial designer Kenneth Grange accused Apple of being "bloody ruthless" in its commercialism.

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Little Printer by BERG

In other news, BERG – the company behind Little Printer – sadly announced it is set to close next year and Honda launched automated driving technologies with the aim of eliminating collisions involving cars.

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Frank Gehry's World Trade Center Performing Arts Centre design

Frank Gehry had a mixed week as he was axed from a project on the World Trade Center site in New York just before announcing that his technology company had been bought by the owners of the popular 3D drawing software SketchUp.

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Park Hill, Sheffield by Jack Lynn and Ivor Smith

We kicked off a new series focusing on Brutalist architecture this week with a short introduction by the Royal Academy's Owen Hopkins. The projects we've featured so far include Sheffield's Park Hill estate and Habitat 67, the experimental modular housing designed by Moshe Safdie.

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Zaha Hadid's Wave installation at the V&A

The London Design Festival officially kicks off tomorrow and we've put together a handy guide of things to see at the event, which includes Zaha Hadid's shimmering installation at the V&A, a series of marble clocks by Design duo Formafantasma and the Dezeen and MINI Frontiers exhibition. See our previews of London Design Festival 2014 »

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Vertiginous Cliff House

Popular architecture projects included a cliff-hugging house, a "calm, ordered and uplifting" monastery and the Leadenhall Building by Rogers Stirk Harbour, which was handed over for its internal fit out after completion of the shell this week.

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The Leadenhall Building – aka The Chessegrater – by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

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