This week on Dezeen

This week on Dezeen we featured a couple of intriguing aviation stories: our readers were amused and bemused by a transportation concept resembling a floating inflatable cloud, while Foster + Partners completed the world's first commercial spaceport in the New Mexico desert.

Meanwhile, a proposal for an office completely covered in digital adverts drew unfavourable comparisons to sci-fi film Bladerunner and two universities got new digs: a former granary was transformed by Stanton Wiliams into a campus for Central Saint Martins in London and Steven Holl Architects released images of an aluminium clad sports centre for Columbia University that is under construction in New York.

Frank Gehry was in the news this week, having to defend his design for a memorial to former American president Dwight D. Eisenhower and announcing that he had formed a group of top architects to offer advice to the building industry.

The Design Museum put its building in Butler's Wharf, London up for sale and a new exhibition by Dutch design duo Studio Job opened at the Groninger Museum in The Netherlands.

Over on Dezeen Screen designer Tom Price talked about making furniture from melted rope, Ron Arad called the office to ask us to publish a video of a new bike with sprung metal wheels and a complex chain reaction machine called Melvin wreaked havoc in a warehouse in Einhoven.

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