This week on Dezeen we reported on Steven Holl's long-delayed Queens library, Jean Nouvel's first skyscraper in New York and a family home built into a granite rock face in Stockholm (pictured). Click through for a roundup of architecture and design news from the past seven days, plus our regular featured music track.
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Google's self-driving car, a proposal for clearing plastic waste from the world's oceans and a concrete university building were announced as category winners for this year's Designs of the Year awards. See the full list of category winners »
Turner-nominated architecture studio Assemble revealed plans for a Brutalist-inspired playground and we paid tribute to the late industrial designer Jacob Jensen, who developed the flat silver and black aesthetic that became synonymous with audio products company Bang & Olufsen.
Adept and Mandaworks were chosen to transform three sites within one of northern Europe's largest urban development areas and the winners of a competition to design a new cultural quarter at the London 2012 Olympic Park were announced.
Herzog & de Meuron completed a new stadium in Bordeaux supported by 900 slim white columns and actor George Clooney described Santiago Calatrava's cultural complex in Valencia as "insane".
In other architecture news, leading US architect Steven Holl attacked New York's new obsession with skinny skyscrapers.
Popular projects this week on Dezeen included a Chinese library situated on a beach, whimsical installations designed for Brooklyn Bridge Park and Zaha Hadid's recently completed pebble-shaped towers in Beijing.