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This week, iMac and iPhone designer Jony Ive announced his plans to leave Apple

This week on Dezeen, Apple's chief design officer Jony Ive announced his plans to resign from the technology company after nearly 30 years to start his own venture.

In a statement shared on Apple's website, the British-born designer said he intends to leave the company later this year to establish an independent design company called LoveFrom.

Whilst Ive disclosed very few details about his new project, he did reveal that it is likely to work in the fields of healthcare and wearable tech, and count Apple as one of its clients.

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10 of Jony Ive's most revolutionary designs for Apple

Ive is responsible for many of Apple's most successful and distinctive products, including the original iMac, the iPhone and the Apple Watch.

In light of his departure, we took a look back at 10 of his most revolutionary designs for the company that changed the face of tech.

V&A Dundee by Kengo Kuma
RIBA reveals the best of British architecture for 2019

Over in the architecture world, the Royal Institute of British Architects named the winners of its national awards, as well as the longlist for its annual House of the Year competition.

Among the winners of the RIBA National Awards were the V&A Dundee by Kengo Kuma and Heatherwick's Coal Drops Yard, while Niall McLaughlin's Hampshire House and Peter Zumthor's Secular Retreat made it on to both lists.

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Paris plans to go green by planting "urban forest" around architectural landmarks

RIBA also hit the headlines after declaring a state of climate emergency, committing to a five-year action plan that seeks to make sustainable practices standard within the British architecture industry.

Other environment-centred news this week included the redeployment of The Ocean Cleanup to tackle plastic waste in the Pacific Ocean, and Paris' plans to plant an "urban forest" around architectural landmarks to improve air quality.

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IKEA is bringing its low-cost modular housing units to the UK

IKEA was in the spotlight after it was announced it plans to bring its low-cost modular housing units to the south of England.

Affordable developer BoKlok, which is co-owned by IKEA and Skanska, has signed a deal with Worthing council to build 162 apartments on land it owns. The first apartments will be available from early 2021.

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Foster + Partners reveals New York City boathouse featuring zig-zag roof

New building proposals this week included Foster + Partners' designs for a boathouse in New York City with a zig-zag roof, and OMA's extension to the New Museum in Manhattan.

The angular extension will be wrapped in laminated glass and metal mesh, and double the size of the original contemporary art museum completed by Japanese architects SANAA in 2007.

Blaisdell Center masterplan by Snøhetta
Snøhetta reveals masterplan for 1960s Blaisdell Center in Honolulu

Snøhetta also revealed its plans to renovate the 1960s Blaisdell Center in Honolulu – a mid-century arts and performance complex constructed as a living memorial for Hawaii's war heroes.

The news followed the studio's completion of a pentagonal walker's cabin overlooking Oslofjord in Norway, which can only be accessed by foot.

Cloister House by MORG
MORQ's rammed-concrete Cloister House hides lush internal courtyard

Popular projects on Dezeen this week included MORQ's rammed-concrete Cloister House that disguises a lush internal courtyard, LCA Architetti's fossil-like House of the Archeologist and a mosque in Sydney with ornamental concrete vaulting.