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Dezeen Agenda newsletter features Junya Ishigami's "sensational" Japanese mud house

The latest edition of our weekly Dezeen Agenda newsletter features Junya Ishigami's below-ground level, mud-covered house and restaurant in Japan. Subscribe to Dezeen Agenda now!

Created by pouring concrete into holes in the ground to make the building's structure, the home and restaurant was built for Japanese chef Motonori Hirata who is a friend of the architect.

To prevent the mud from washing off the concrete structure, it was "hardened using a Japanese method of repairing earthen walls", Ishigami told Dezeen.

Downsview Airfield, 15 kilometres northwest of downtown Toronto, will be turned into a residential and commercial district with strong transport connections to the city.

Other stories in the latest newsletter included plans to convert a Toronto airfield into a residential district, MVRDV's Valley skyscraper opening in Amsterdam and Foster + Partners' World Cup Final stadium in Qatar.

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