Dezeen Magazine

This week, Finlandia Prize winner was announced and Snøhetta unveiled a huge Norwegian art school

This week on Dezeen, a renovation of an Alvar Aalto-designed library won Finland's most important architecture prize and Snøhetta unveiled a new £100-million arts school for Bergen.

The Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2017 was awarded to JKMM and Arkkitehdit NRT Oy for their overhaul of the Aalto University campus library, which was originally designed by the Finnish modernist architect Alvar Aalto.

Snøhetta makes every interior surface a canvas in new £100-million arts school in Bergen

And students began moving into Snøhetta's new £100-million arts school in Bergen, Norway, which features unfinished interiors that invite pupils to personalise.

The One skyscraper by Foster + Partners and Core Architects
Foster + Partners begins work on Canada's tallest skyscraper

In other architecture news, OMA's New York branch was chosen to expand SANAA's New Museum in Manhattan and Foster + Partners began work on Canada's tallest skyscraper.

In the UK, Labour MP Emma Dent Coad questioned "shared space" streets after a taxi drove into museum-goers on London's Exhibition Road, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro won a contest to design a concert hall to replace the old Museum of London building.

An ex-Google engineer announced plans to create a religion that worships an AI god and we reported on eBay's "subconscious shopping experience".

We also featured Google's new camera this week, which uses artificial intelligence to learn when to take a good picture.

Ikea pet furniture
IKEA launches furniture for pets

In other design news, IKEA launched a furniture and homeware range for pets and Dropbox's colourful rebrand was met with criticism.

Richard Branson was revealed as a major investor in high-speed transport network Hyperloop One and a Seattle-based start-up announced plans to launch a commuter plane with a hybrid engine by 2022.

Gucci pledges to stop using animal fur in its fashion collections

We announced a series of talks exploring how design can save the world to take place during Dutch Design Week, where other events will include a symposium discussing depleting sand reserves.

Italian fashion house Gucci also moved towards more sustainable practices this week, with an announcement that it will ban animal fur from its collections.

Silver House by Hyde + Hyde in Wales.
Silver House by Hyde + Hyde comprises pair of mono-pitched volumes perched on a stone plinth

Popular projects this week included an opulent London supper club, a Princeton campus by Steven Holl and a house that includes a parking space for a DeLorean.