This week on Dezeen: Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza unveiled a glimpse of his first US project – a luxurious residential block in Manhattan – just days before announcing the completion of a red brick theatre near Barcelona (pictured).
In other New York news, the Museum of Modern Art simplified its plans for an expansion by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and US design studio Grzywinski + Pons completed an apartment block that referenced the city's "gritty" past.
Snøhetta released images of a new library it has designed for a Philadelphia university, while US media brand Architizer publicised its plan to launch a transformative online products marketplace for architects.
Elsewhere, Belgian designer Olivier Debie dropped his plagiarism lawsuit against the organisers of Tokyo's 2020 Olympics while Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka showcased his vision for the event's stadium.
Five shortlisted concepts were unveiled for the extension to Oxford University college. We spoke to Adrian Smith – one of the architects behind the world's tallest building – who refuted claims that we are entering the era of the "megatall" skyscraper.
Building codes were changed in Australia, allowing architects to build timber-framed structures up to eight storeys in height. Also, a pair of museums dedicated to French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent were announced.
In other news, students at the Royal College of Art designed a wearable dwelling for refugees and a UK government report accredited the creative industries with contributing £84.1 billion to the country's economy.
Popular projects this week on Dezeen included a Gangnam residence featuring deep-set windows, a minimally designed toothbrush and a Norwegian retreat comprising a stepped concrete roof.
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