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This week, IKEA launched a furniture range for pets and an ex-Google engineer established a new religion dedicated to AI. Read on for more of the best stories on Dezeen...

IKEA launches first range of furniture for cats and dogs

IKEA has released a range of furniture for pets, and owners are imagining cats and dogs doing their own assembly. Read the story and comments ›

Ex-Google engineer establishes new religion with ambition to develop an AI god

Readers aren't worshipping a robot religion just yet, despite an ex-Google engineer deciding to create a deity with artifical intelligence. Read the story and comments ›

Exhibition Road accident shows it's "time to review shared space" says Labour MP Emma Dent Coad

Readers are disappointed by recent events on a "shared space" street in London, which saw a taxi drive into museum-goers. Read the story and comments ›

Silver House by Hyde + Hyde comprises pair of mono-pitched volumes perched on a stone plinth

This house comprises mono-piched volumes perched on a stone plinth – but readers are more impressed by the DeLorean parked in front. Read the story and comments ›

Studio Ben Allen inserts pale plywood children's bedroom into Barbican flat

One commenter can't get their head around this Barbican flat, which has been fitted with a boxy plywood children's room. Read the story and comments ›

Steven Holl's arts complex for Princeton surrounds courtyard reflecting pool

Steven Holl's arts complex for Princeton is attracting attention – despite readers saying the architect lacks a signature style. Read the story and comments ›

10 emerging Jordanian designers shaping the future of the Middle East

We spotlighted 10 Jordanian designers from Amman Design Week, and readers are glad to see the Middle Eastern country on the map. Read the story and comments ›

Phineas Harper: "Why is trade unionism such an anathema to architects?"

A disdain for trade unions prevents architects from challenging the industry's low standards of workers' rights, argues Phineas Harper. Read his Opinion column ›

Last chance to buy Dezeen and Braun limited-edition watch

Time is running out to purchase an exclusive Dezeen and Braun watch, which is available online until 18 October. Buy now ›

Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architetti uses local stone and plaster for lakeside house in Switzerland

Commenters are loving this house in Switzerland, which features walls made from a low-maintenance mix of stone and plaster. Read the story and comments ›

 
 
 

 
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Are you looking for a role in architecture or design? Visit Dezeen Jobs, where we've got 90 new jobs this week including:

Mid-senior industrial designer at HOK in Los Angeles, USA ›

3D visualiser at David Chipperfield Architects at London, UK ›

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David Chipperfield to restore historic palace on Venice's Piazza San Marco

David Chipperfield to restore historic Venice palace ›

Prefabricated holiday home by Nicole Lachelle and Christian Niessen is clad in charred timber

Prefabricated holiday home clad in charred timber ›

New app Smartify functions as "a Shazam for the art world"

New app Smartify functions as "a Shazam for the art world" ›

Pinecone-shaped treehouse in the Dolomites allows visitors to sleep under the stars

Pinecone-shaped treehouse allows visitors to sleep under the stars ›

Ai Weiwei protests border walls with huge New York installations

Ai Weiwei protests border walls with huge New York installations ›

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OMA chosen to expand SANAA's New Museum in Manhattan

OMA chosen to expand SANAA's New Museum in Manhattan ›

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Alvar Aalto library renovation wins Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2017

Alvar Aalto library renovation wins Finlandia Prize 2017 ›

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Rei Kawakubo's Comme des Garçons furniture to be exhibited in Paris

Rei Kawakubo's Comme des Garçons furniture ›

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Ace Hotel Chicago features colourful mid-century-style interiors by Commune

Ace Hotel Chicago features mid-century-style interiors ›

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Google's new camera knows when to automatically take a picture

Google's new camera knows when to automatically take a picture ›

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Win an Anglepoise + Paul Smith desk lamp

Win an Anglepoise + Paul Smith desk lamp ›

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