This week, the RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist was announced and IKEA recalled a pet product

By Karen Anderson

This week, RIBA announced six finalists competing for the annual Stirling Prize, and Swedish retail giant IKEA recalled a water dispenser following the death of two dogs.

The Stirling Prize recognises the British building that is judged to have made the greatest contribution to architecture this year.

Foster + Partners had a building shortlisted for the eighth time, while Niall McLaughlin Architects Waugh Thistleton Architects, Henley Halebrown and Jamie Fobert Architects with Evans & Shalev, were all shortlisted for the first time.

IKEA recalls Lurvig water dispenser for pets following dog deaths

Customers who purchased IKEA’s Lurvig water dispenser for pets have been urged to return the water-dispensing dome following the death of two dogs who suffocated when their heads became trapped.

David Chipperfield Architects completes pink visitor centre and chapel at Inagawa Cemetery

Photographer Edmund Sumner captured David Chipperfield Architects’ recently completed pink pigmented concrete visitor centre and chapel at Inagawa Cemetery in Japan.

In Iceland Basalt Architects revealed The Retreat hotel at Blue Lagoon, which is designed to embrace the areas impressive scenery while minimising its impact on the UNESCO Global Geopark.

Researchers from Universidade da Coruña in Spain have designed an algorithm to predict what its future skyline will look like
Algorithm developed to predict the vertical growth of cities

In other architecture news, researchers from Universidade da Coruña in Spain designed an algorithm that uses historical and economic data from an urban area to predict what its future skyline will look like.

Plans have also been revealed by Scandinavian architecture firm White Arkitekter to build a psychiatric clinic in Nuuk, Greenland. It will be finished in pale yellow to strike “the perfect balance between a calm, healing, and trustworthy atmosphere”.

Goodwood Festival of Speed sculpture by Gerry Judah celebrates 70 years of Porsche production

This week, the 25th annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sculpture by Gerry Judah was unveiled in West Sussex, England. It features six Porsches as a celebration of 70 years of production at the car brand.

At the festival Aston Martin launched its Volante Vision Concept aircraft, a flying autonomous, hybrid-electric vehicle, which is the car brand’s first aircraft.

Lapella chair by Zaha Hadid Architects
Zaha Hadid Architects reinterprets classic Hans J Wegner chair in stone

In design news, Danish designer Hans J Wegner’s 1963 CH07 lounge chair has been recreated by Zaha Hadid Architects, using stone and carbon fibre.

Kingston School of Art graduate Oksana Bondar also designed a chair, that’s crafted from a combination of human hair and a biodegradable plastic so that the whole chair can decompose.

Digital rendering artist Alexis Christodoulou creates dream-like architectural spaces
Alexis Christodoulou creates dream-like architectural spaces for Instagram

Popular projects on Dezeen this week included Alex Christodoulou’s dream-like architectural spaces for Instagram, a Chelsea Pied-à- Terre featuring a green and gold mural, and a compact “starter home” for skinny spaces in New Orleans.

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