NLA report shows London's skyscraper boom looks set to continue

This week, London's next batch of skyscrapers and Piccadilly Circus renovation were revealed

This week on Dezeen: a major redevelopment for London's Piccadilly Circus was approved this week, while new research suggested the city's skyscraper boom looks set to continue.

Piccadilly Circus redevelopment by Fletcher Priest
The spaces behind the iconic illuminated signs of London's Piccadilly Circus are set to be occupied for the first time since the 1950s

Over 100 new tall buildings have been proposed for the British capital in the last year, according to a report published this week by New London Architecture. Meanwhile, Fletcher Priest Architects has been given the go-ahead to overhaul the building behind the glowing signs of Piccadilly Circus.

New Olympicopolis images revealed
New images show £1.3 billion masterplan for London's Olympic Park

London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will also undergo redevelopment as new images revealed the £1.3 billion masterplan for the site.

Camp Nou by Nikken Sekkei
Nikken Sekkei and Barcelona studio Pascual i Ausió Arquitectes were chosen to renovate the Camp Nou stadium

Elsewhere, Nikken Sekkei's team was chosen by FC Barcelona to overhaul the Camp Nou stadium, while Henning Larsen unveiled a maritime-inspired pavilion for Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

US Embassy in Brasilia to be designed by Jeanne Gang
Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects was selected to create a new American embassy compound in Brasilia

In US news, Chicago firm Studio Gang were selected to design the new American embassy in Brasilia. Meanwhile, a US government agency responsible for developing military technology signed off on production of a prototype for a high-speed drone.

BMW next 100
BMW unveils shape-shifting concept car with computers that can predict your every move

Lewis Hamilton hit headlines for slamming a proposed Formula One head-protection device as the "worst-looking" design modification in racing car history. In other automotive news, BMW unveiled an autonomous shape-shifting concept car with artificial intelligence that can learn and then predict a passenger's behaviour.

Trunkee design battle with Kidee
Trunki loses design rights battle against "rip-off" Kiddee

Children's suitcase brand Trunki lost its legal battle with Hong Kong rival Kiddee over design rights.

Klein Dytham builds latticed community hall for Toyo Ito's post-earthquake recovery programme

On the fifth anniversary of the devastating Tōhoku earthquake in Japan, Yuta Takahashi proposed a smartphone app that would provide tsunami warnings and Klein Dytham Architecture unveiled a community hall for the recovering city of Sōma.

Block'hood video game
Video games will become "new tools" to solve architecture's global challenges, according to Los Angeles architect and game developer Jose Sanchez

Architecture undergraduate Sophie Flinder argued that refugee camps like the Jungle in France should be studied by architects, and game developer Jose Sanchez told Dezeen that video games will become an increasingly important tool for designing cities.

Scott and Scott's mountainside cabin in Whistler for family of snowboarders

Popular projects this week on Dezeen included Scott and Scott's mountainside cabin in Whistler, a Brooklyn factory transformed into a bright co-working space, and a woodland German nursery wrapped around a small courtyard garden.

Kraus Schoenberg's woodland nursery wraps around a small courtyard garden

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