This week on Dezeen: Bjarke Ingels' firm BIG released images of its design for the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2016 this week before unveiling plans for a major residential development in downtown Toronto (pictured).
BIG also hit the headlines as the firm's New York "courtscraper" prepared to welcome its first group of tenants next month.
In other architecture news, we reported on the progress of Ole Scheeren's pixelated 314-metre-high skyscraper in Bangkok and China's directive that could put an end to the country's trend for bombastic architecture.
Berlin's government announced its intention to extend the refugee camp at the decommissioned Tempelhof Airport in response to the ongoing migrant crisis, while architect Jacques Herzog proclaimed architecture to be a fundamentally humanitarian profession.
Production designer Alex McDowell, who has worked on films including Minority Report, The Terminal and Man of Steel, described how filmmaking techniques can be applied to refugee-camp design.
This year's Venice Biennale curator Alejandro Aravena added his voice to the debate surrounding the refugee crisis by describing socially minded architecture as a choice not a responsibility.
Aravena also announced the star-studded list of contributors for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, which includes Tadao Ando, Peter Zumthor, David Chipperfield and SANAA.
Italian architect Carlo Ratti released plans to build a mile-high observation tower in New York, while actress Gwyneth Paltrow enlisted the help of architecture firm Gensler to develop a members-only club in Hollywood.
The World Trade Center Transportation Hub by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava will open next week in Lower Manhattan, so we published a series of images that were posted by the public to Instagram.
In design news, Virgin Galactic unveiled an updated version of its passenger spacecraft and Sou Fujimoto released images of his light installation for fashion brand COS.
A group of students developed a 3D-printing pen that can be used to create large-scale architectural structures out of plastic sticks and industrial designer Benjamin Hubert explained why he recently shifted his energy away from furniture design.
Popular projects this week on Dezeen included a pyramid-shaped superyacht, Herzog & de Meuron's school of government and public policy at the University of Oxford, England, and a Melbourne house designed deliberately half the size of its neighbours.
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