This week, Iraq proposed the world's tallest tower and Libeskind attacked comfortable architecture
This week on Dezeen: plans to construct the world's tallest building in Iraq were unveiled this week (pictured), while Daniel Libeskind called architecture "a field of repression".
AMBS Architects proposed a 1,152-metre-tall skyscraper for Basra, Iraq's rapidly growing business centre. The firm described its design as "the first vertical city in the world".
Earlier in the week, Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind attacked the architecture industry and said architects need to be more confrontational with their buildings.
In other news, PLP Architecture revealed controversial plans to build a high-rise housing block in London featuring homes modelled on student accommodation. The news follows interior designer Naomi Cleaver's prophesy that student-style accommodation could help solve London's housing crisis.
An illustration by Jean Jullien was shared by millions on Instagram as the world reacted to the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.
UNStudio's new station for Arnhem, the Netherlands, finally opened to the public after 20 years of development and Toronto revealed plans to construct a new park below an elevated highway.
Images emerged of David Chipperfield's first New York residential tower, which is set to open in 2017, and we reported on BIG's masterplan for Pittsburgh's Lower Hill District.
A biblical theme park neared completion in Kentucky, USA, while Carpenters Workshop Gallery, which showcases work by leading contemporary designers, opened a location in New York.
Popular projects this week included Ikea's research hub created to explore the future of home design, Tom Dixon's collection of tiles based on London's architectural landmarks and a cedar-clad house that could serve as a model for affordable housing.
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