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Kate Moss-designed interiors for Yoo

This week, the RCA was in hot water and Kate Moss became a designer

This week on Dezeen: London's Royal College of Art hit the headlines this week following the suspension of its world-famous Design Interactions course and supermodel Kate Moss (pictured right) announced her foray into interior design.

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London's Royal College of Art

We published an internal email sent by RCA rector Paul Thompson that accused departing staff of forcing the school to suspend one of its most important courses. The RCA took issue with the article and responded in our comments section, then Thompson issued an official statement apologising for earlier remarks about staff.

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Interior design by Kate Moss

Supermodel Kate Moss became the latest celebrity to launch a design career, creating interiors for a house in the English countryside.

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First Chicago Architecture Biennial is a "site of experimentation" say curators

The inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial opened its doors to press, when curators Sarah Herda and Joseph Grima said the exhibition showcases architects who are carving out new ways to practice. Also coinciding with the event, a non-profit company was awarded the 2015 Curry Stone Design Prize in Chicago for its contribution to humanitarian architecture as part of the event.

520 West New York residential development by Zaha Hadid
520 West New York residential development by Zaha Hadid

New images were released of Zaha Hadid's first residential building in New York – featuring a $50-million penthouse – and we published the first official photographs of Damien Hirst's south London gallery.

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Alejandro Zaera-Polo updates Birmingham's New Street station

Architecture firm AZPML completed its £750 million overhaul of Birmingham New Street railway station in the UK and Rafael Viñoly unveiled designs for pair of skyscrapers in Chicago.

Eden Project by Grimshaw Architects
Eden Project by Grimshaw Architects

Grimshaw Architects announced plans to design a structure similar to its Eden Project in China and Vo Trong Nghia Architects revealed designs for a trio of plant-covered housing towers in Vietnam.

Vancouver Museum of Art by Herzog & de Meuron
Vancouver Museum of Art by Herzog & de Meuron

In other news, Herzog & de Meuron designed an art gallery for Vancouver, while Piet Hein Eek renovated a pair of holiday homes in France.

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Channel 4 visual identity by Neville Brody

Influential graphic designer Neville Brody created a new visual identity for British broadcaster Channel 4 and Benjamin Hubert launched a concept wearable designed to monitor personal carbon footprints.

Tesla Model X
Tesla's Model X

Popular projects this week on Dezeen included Tesla's Model X vehicle that features a "bio-weapon defence mode"felt sex toys and an award-winning visitors centre destroyed by a volcano.

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Visitor centre completed last year by Oto Arquitecto

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