This week on Dezeen

This week London firm Stanton Williams completed a home designed to evoke "the spirit of a treehouse" (pictured), and we featured interviews with world-famous architects Zaha Hadid, Moshe Safdie and Álvaro Siza. Read on for more architecture and design highlights.

Shanghai LuJiazui Exhibition Centre by OMA
Shanghai LuJiazui Exhibition Centre by OMA

OMA were named as the winners of an international competition to transform a former Shanghai shipyard into an exhibition centre and Africa's tallest skyscraper design was unveiled.

United States, Canada and Mexico to recognise each other's architects
United States, Canada and Mexico to recognise each other's architects

Architectural licensing bodies in the United States, Canada and Mexico forged an agreement to allow architects to work across each other's borders.

Bee'ah HQ by Zaha Hadid
Bee'ah HQ by Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid Architects returned to the headlines when its dune-inspired building for an environmental firm was revealed a day before the firm's first project in Brazil was announced.

Tension lamp by Nick Ross
Tension lamp by Nick Ross

In design news, a lamp that bends like a fishing rod was chosen as the winner of an annual Nordic design award and Italian design school Domus Academy launched a salon-style teaching system.

Compact Karst House by Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti
Compact Karst House by Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti

Popular projects this week on Dezeen included a Slovenian cottage featuring a roughly textured exterior, a mountain cabin hidden inside a boulder-like facade and a light installation inside Frank Gehry's Fondation Louis Vuitton building.

Contact at Fondation Louis Vuitton by Olafur Eliasson
Contact at Fondation Louis Vuitton by Olafur Eliasson

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