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Block toilet and matching wash basins by Woodio in a bathroom

This week we unveiled a toilet made from wood chips

This week on Dezeen, Finnish company Woodio revealed a flushing toilet made from wood composite that reportedly generates 99 per cent fewer emissions in its production than ceramics.

Named Block, the toilet's seat, bowl and lip were made using a material that is around 80 per cent wood by volume.

According to Woodio, as the production process requires no heat and a fraction of the water and energy used to make traditional ceramic toilets, the toilets produce far less emissions.

Highgate Road facade of The Arches townhouses by The DHaus Company
The DHaus Company completed an arch-fronted terrace

In London, architecture studio The DHaus Company completed a row of six brick-clad townhouses that have facades formed of monumental arches.

The terrace of houses, which replace a derelict petrol station, was designed to echo the Georgian-era housing and Victorian railway arches nearby.

Stock image of a building fire
As part of our Timber Revolution series, we spoke to experts about fire

Continuing our Timber Revolution series, we spoke to experts about the issue of fire safety and in a feature asked are mass-timber buildings a fire risk?

Although world-leading fire safety expert José Torero told Dezeen he was "extremely concerned", the experts agree that mass-timber buildings are safe when designed and built correctly.

We Heart NYC logo by Graham Clifford for Partnership for New York City
Graham Clifford designed the WE ♥ NYC logo

In the US, the City of New York updated its unofficial emblem. It replaced Milton Glaser's iconic "I ♥ NY" logo with a graphic that reads "WE ♥ NYC".

Created as part of a citywide campaign to "inspire optimism and civic action", the updated wordmark was created by graphic designer Graham Clifford.

Exterior of Cabin Anna in the Netherlands by Caspar Schols
A reconfigurable cabin was one of the most popular projects this week

Popular projects on Dezeen this week included a reconfigurable cabin in a Dutch park, a brutalist cube-shaped home in Mexico and an austere glass house in the Berkshires.

Our latest lookbooks featured offbeat bakeries and interiors with natural materials and timeless accents.

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