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Place de la République, Paris

The revamps of two major public spaces - Place de la République in Paris and Times Square in New York - completed this week. Our Dezeen Music Project track of the week plus more architecture and design news follow.

Solaris is a catchy, guitar-based indie pop record by New York four-piece Giga Herbs.

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Times Square transformation by Snøhetta
Times Square transformation by Snøhetta

Place de la République was transformed into Paris' largest pedestrian square by TVK, which added a new cafe pavilion, water features and over 150 trees, while Snøhetta finished the first phase of its Times Square redevelopment that will eventually see vehicles completely removed from the area.

American Folk Art Museum, New York
American Folk Art Museum, New York

Also in New York, MoMA confirmed it will be demolishing the American Folk Art Museum next door to make way for an extension to the contemporary art institution.

Vertical gardens pioneer Patrick Blanc
Vertical gardens pioneer Patrick Blanc

In the Dezeen and MINI World Tour movies we filmed during Design Miami, show director Marianne Goebl discussed the trends that emerged at the event and vertical gardens pioneer Patrick Blanc spoke about his hanging gardens for Herzog & de Meuron's new Pérez Art Museum.

Nissan's revised design for London's black cabs
Nissan's revised design for the London taxi

Google teamed up with automotive manufacturers to integrate its Android smartphone operating system into cars and Nissan unveiled a revised design for its new London taxi to replace the city's famous black cabs.

Art and culture centre with bright red walls by Future Architecture Thinking
Art and culture centre with bright red walls by Future Architecture Thinking

We featured a couple of bright red buildings, including an art and culture centre in Portugal and a residence in Chile's winemaking region.

Wiel Arets' Jellyfish House featuring an elevated swimming pool with a glazed underside
Wiel Arets' Jellyfish House featuring an elevated swimming pool with a glazed underside

Our most popular architecture stories were a house in Spain with a cantilevered glass-bottomed swimming pool and a coastal home with red sandstone walls in England.

Coastal concrete house on a red sandstone base by ShedKM
Coastal concrete house on a red sandstone base by ShedKM

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