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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".

Composed of four conjoined towers, The Bride tower's 230 storeys would be topped by an 188-metre-tall antenna.

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".

Architecture should not be comforting says Daniel Libeskind

Earlier in the week, Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind attacked the architecture industry and said architects need to be more confrontational with their buildings.

The Stratford Collective by PLP Architecture

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.

Jean Jullien's Peace for Paris illustration becomes symbol of unity in wake of terror attacks

An illustration by Jean Jullien was shared by millions on Instagram as the world reacted to the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.

Station Arnhem by UNStudio

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.

The Bryant by David Chipperfield in New York

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.

Ark Encounter by Troyer Group

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.

Ikea's Space10 will explore the future of home design

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.

Jim Vlock Building Project by Yale School of Architecture

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