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This week, shortlists for Designs of the Year and the UK's worst building were announced

This week on Dezeen: nominations for awards including the UK's Carbuncle Cup, London Design Museum's Designs of the Year and Finland's most important architecture prize were all unveiled this week.

The frontrunners for the 2016 Carbuncle Cup – the award for Britain's worst new building – included a university building with a latticed facade and a London apartment building described by one nominator as "an open invitation to commit suicide".

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Here's what you can build for less than £1 million in the UK

The RIBA revealed its shortlist for the Stephen Lawrence Prize, which celebrates UK projects built for under a £1 million.

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Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2016 shortlist announced

A copper-clad chapel and a faceted wooden sauna were among the four buildings announced to be competing for Finland's most important architecture prize.

Designs of the Year 2016 nominees announced
Designs of the Year 2016 nominees announced

Herzog & de Meuron's Tate Modern Switch House, Ikea's flatpack refugee shelter, and the artwork for David Bowie's final album are among projects nominated for the Design Museum's Designs of the Year awards 2016.

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Top 10 picks for the London Design Biennale 2016

In other design news, we revealed our top exhibitions and installations not to miss during London's first Design Biennale, which starts next week.

UK architects predict crash in workload in face of Brexit uncertainty
UK architects predict crash in workload in face of Brexit uncertainty

In the latest on Brexit, the first major survey of confidence levels since the EU referendum has revealed that both small and large architecture firms fear crashes in their workloads.

Google shelves modular Project Ara smartphone
Google shelves modular smartphone Project Ara

US technology giant Google has scrapped its modular smartphone Project Ara and Chicago was fitted with sensors which will work like a Fitbit activity tracker.

Renzo Piano to lead recovery plan following Italian earthquake
Renzo Piano to lead recovery plan following Italian earthquake

Architect Renzo Piano was called upon to lead reconstruction efforts in towns left devastated by the earthquake that struck central Italy last week.

DUS Architects builds 3D-printed micro home in Amsterdam
DUS Architects builds 3D-printed micro home in Amsterdam

Other big architecture stories included a 3D-printed cabin in Amsterdam that has opened to overnight guests and a call from Londoners for height caps and no-build zones to protect the city from new skyscrapers.

House in Christchurch by Case Ornsby
Case Ornsby completes cedar-clad house in Christchurch divided up by courtyards

Popular projects this week included a cedar-clad house in New Zealand divided up by courtyards, Calatrava's Oculus at the World Trade Center photographed by Hufton + Crow and a small Tel Aviv apartment renovated to fit a growing family.

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