This week on Dezeen

This week we reported on Kanye West's Yeezy clothing line for Adidas, the UK's answer to Google's driverless cars, and the RAIC's recognition of Brian MacKay-Lyons' "pure, dignified, poetic and beautiful" projects (pictured). Read on to catch up with the latest architecture, interiors and design news, plus our track of the week.

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Kenji Ekuan
Portrait of Kenji Ekuan

The design world paid tribute this week to the late industrial designer Kenji Ekuan, whose work ranged from the Komachi bullet train to the Kikkoman soy sauce bottle.

Eric Liedtke at Adidas
Portrait of Adidas' Eric Liedtke

Adidas' Eric Liedtke revealed in an exclusive interview with Dezeen how the company is attempting to conquer America using design, and Ikea's design manager Marcus Engman explained how the Swedish furniture brand is overhauling its reputation for "doing cheap stuff".

Therme Vals by Peter Zumthor
Therme Vals by Peter Zumthor

The decision to select Los Angeles-based Morphosis to build a hotel beside Peter Zumthor's Therme Vals spa became embroiled in controversy after the competition jury dissociated itself from the choice.

Rowing High Performance Centre in Pocinho by Alvaro Fernandes Andrade
Rowing High Performance Centre in Pocinho by Alvaro Fernandes Andrade shortlisted for the Mies van der Rohe Award

The shortlist for this year's Mies van der Rohe Award was announced and construction started on Herzog & de Meuron's M+ museum in Hong Kong.

Hem acquires Discipline products
Hem acquires Discipline products

In business news, furniture brand Hem acquired the rights to products from Italian design company Discipline, Berlin-based retailer Monoqi acquired the assets of former online furniture marketplace Mydeco, and it was rumoured that luxury brand B&B Italia could be sold.

House on Skye by Dualchas Architects
House on Skye by Dualchas Architects

Popular projects this week on Dezeen included a black-stained house on Scotland's Isle of Skye, Jean Nouvel's addition to a winery in France and a concrete and volcanic stone contemporary arts centre on a Portuguese island.

Arquipélago Contemporary Arts Centre
Arquipélago Contemporary Arts Centre

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