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This week, the UK's best new house and London home extensions were revealed

This week on Dezeen, an angular country home based on hop kilns won the title of UK house of the year, and 30 projects were shortlisted for the Don't Move, Improve! 2018 awards.

London's best new house extensions were revealed in the Don't Move, Improve! 2018 shortlist – an annual competition to find the best renovated homes in the UK's capital.

Caring Wood by Macdonald Wright
Caring Wood country home in Kent named RIBA House of the Year 2017

RIBA announced the winner of its House of the Year 2017 title. Caring Wood, designed by British architects James Macdonald Wright and Niall Maxwell, was described by the judges described as "brave".

Elsewhere in the UK, architects gave their two cents on the government's house-building plans for Oxford and Cambridge, and Richard Rogers, Rem Koolhaas and Toyo Ito called for the AA to drop plans for staff cuts.

550 Madison Avenue by Philip Johnson
New York commences plans to landmark Philip Johnson's AT&T building

New York has moved to bestow landmark status to Philip Johnson's postmodern AT&T skyscraper – an action that could stop Snøhetta's planned renovation of the building from going ahead.

Meanwhile, the Scandinavian firm set its sights elsewhere in Manhattan, unveiling plans for a residential tower on the Upper West Side with an angular terrace sliced out of its facade.

Allies and Morrison's Madinat Al Irfan masterplan will offer an alternative to "identikit urbanism"
Allies and Morrison challenges "identikit urbanism" with masterplan for new city in Oman

British practise Allies and Morrison designed a new city for Oman, while a masterplan for the latest American smart city was unveiled for Boston.

We published a set of photographs showcasing MAD's mountainous housing at dawn, while the Chinese firm released new images of a hilltop village in Beverly Hills.

BMW i8 Roadster
BMW unveils i8 Roadster at LA Auto Show

In automotive news, Formula One's branding received an overhaul for the first time in two decades and BMW added a new convertible sports car to its range of hybrid electric vehicles.

Artist Igor Gurovich designed a 1920s-style retro poster for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and Anish Kapoor unveiled a sculptural design for next year's Brit Awards trophies.

"We need creative ideas to change the food system" says Marije Vogelzang

Environmental issues also made headlines this week, which saw Stella McCartney pan the"incredibly wasteful" fashion industry and designer Marije Vogelzang described the global food system as "sick".

Birdhut by Studio North
Birds and humans share wooden treehouse in western Canada by Studio North

Popular projects this week included a London members' club with art deco interiors, a treehouse in western Canada for birds and humans, and a device for curing smartphone addiction.