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  1. Perched on the edge of a village by the Sea of Galilee in Israel, this house by Golany Architects features numerous balconies that can be shaded by rolling wooden screens. Read more View the full article
  2. London architecture firm Studio Ben Allen has built a plywood structure inside a flat in London's brutalist Barbican Estate to create a bedroom for two children, featuring archways, steps and a fold-down desk. Read more View the full article
  3. This prototype house overlooking Lake Maggiore was designed by Nicole Lachelle and Christian Niessen to demonstrate the capabilities of prefabricated wood construction, and features charred-timber facades enclosing a bright-white interior. Read more View the full article
  4. Following the unveiling of the shortlist for the 2017 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards, we've created a Pinterest board of some of the most eye-catching architecture images on Dezeen, taken by photographers such as Rory Gardiner, Edmund Sumner and Iwan Baan. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest View the full article
  5. An app has launched that allows users to instantly identify artworks and access information about them, by simply scanning them with a smartphone. Read more View the full article
  6. This plant-covered extension to a bungalow in Miami is supported by a spiral concrete core that was precisely calibrated to match the sun's path at the height of summer. Read more View the full article
  7. Bay windows with colourful house-shaped frames extend from the front of this nursery school in the city of Sendai, which was designed by Tokyo-based architect Masahiko Fujimori. Read more View the full article
  8. The "restrained opulence" of historic banks and treasuries informed the interior of this coffee shop in Sydney, designed by Studio Tate. Read more View the full article
  9. Simon Conder Associates has placed a prefabricated, black-stained timber extension on top of a former warehouse in east London, creating a new home for the designers whose studio occupies the old building. Read more View the full article
  10. Two high-profile project cancellations made the headlines this week as Thomas Heatherwick's New York Philharmonic concert hall overhaul and Atelier van Lieshout's controversial sculpture at Musée du Louvre were both dropped. Read more View the full article
  11. Dezeen promotion: Czech glass and lighting brand Lasvit has created a responsive installation made up of 328 star-shaped light bulbs, which hangs from the ceiling of a university auditorium in Thailand. Read more View the full article
  12. Readers can't decide if a proposed Californian desert home made up of splayed white shipping containers should be classified as architecture or art in this week's comments update. Read more View the full article
  13. The UK Independence Party has replaced its yellow, pound-sign logo with a purple lion's head – and is now facing a copyright battle with England's main football league, whose own logo is remarkably similar. Read more View the full article
  14. Reclaimed metal panels and wood from railroad trestles were used to create an urban infill dwelling conceived by students in a design-build programme at the University of Kansas. Read more View the full article
  15. The Nordic Office of Architecture and Haptic have won the competition to redesign the Norwegian government headquarters after it was damaged during a fatal terrorist attack six years ago. Read more View the full article