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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.