This week the UK's worst new building was revealed

Lime Street redevelopment

This week on Dezeen, the redevelopment of Lime Street in Liverpool was named the winner of the Carbuncle Cup, dedicated to finding the UK’s worst building.

The retail, hotel and student accommodation development by British studio Broadway Malyan was named the winner of the prize, revived this year by UK magazine The Fence after not being run since 2018.

“From the very first viewing, two of our panel had this as their number one selection, and as the longlist was narrowed to a shortlist, this hideous bit of architectural misadventure continued to stick out,” said The Fence in the award announcement.

Ye's stripping of a Tadao Ando house in Malibu
Ye has gutted his Tadao Ando-designed house

In other architecture news, photos were revealed of a Tadao Ando house in Malibu, California, after it was gutted by musician Ye – formerly known as Kanye West.

The musician removed the windows, kitchen, marble-clad bathrooms, concrete hot tub and indoor fireplace from the house, which is now for sale.

Obama Centre structure
The Museum at the Obama Presidential Center topped out

In the US, the Museum at the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago topped out, with former president Barack Obama in attendance to sign an upper beam.

The museum designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects as part of the Obama Presidential Center is set to open next year.

Children's Wishbone Chair by Hans Wegner via Carl Hansen & Son
We highlighted five chairs making a comeback at 3 Days of Design

We continued our reporting of the key installations and trends from last week’s 3 Days of Design in Copenhagen by highlighting five classic chairs that made a comeback as part of the event.

Other highlights from the festival included an entire home interior made from bioplastic and exhibitions showcasing everything from the legacy of “world-famous unknown Dane” Jens Quistgaard to the work of 28 emerging Nordic designers.

The 2024 Serpentine Pavilion designed by Minsuk Cho
We created a video following the Serpentine Pavilion opening

Following the unveiling of the Serpentine Pavilion earlier this month, architect Minsuk Cho described the sensory experiences evoked by his structure in an exclusive video produced by Dezeen.

In an opinion piece focused on the pavilion, Phineas Harper asked “when was the last time the Serpentine delivered a banger?”.

North American Design 2024
Our North American Design series focused on Mexico City

Following stops in Detroit, Portland, Guadalajara, Montreal and Los Angeles, our North American Design 2024 series turned its attention to Mexico City.

We showcased 10 scene-setting independent design studios based in the city, marking the sixth instalment of the series focused on highlighting inventive and creative design from across the continent.

Bidi Bidi Performing Arts Centre by Hassell and LocalWorks
A performing arts centre was one of this week’s most-read stories

Popular projects on Dezeen this week included a performing arts centre for refugees in Uganda, a fire-resistant house in California and a “contemporary chalet” set on stilts in Canada.

Our latest lookbooks featured homes with well-designed hallways and contemporary bathrooms coloured with soothing shades of green.

The main photo is by Barnabas Calder.

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