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This week on Dezeen we published a flying car, a drone designed to help save lives and a 3D printer hacked to create a tattooing robot (pictured). Read on for more architecture and design highlights, plus our Dezeen Music Project track of the week.

Bêtapé is a smooth, free-flowing electronica track by Lille producer Aimedeuxhaine.

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The Rom Skatepark awarded listed status
The Rom Skatepark in east London

The Rom Skatepark in east London made architectural history this week as it was given protected status by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of English Heritage. It's the first European facility of its kind to be protected by such a measure.

John McAslan + Partners wins bid to design Dhaka metro line
John McAslan + Partners wins bid to design Dhaka metro line

British architecture firm John McAslan + Partners was announced as the winners of an international competition to design Dhaka's first metro line, and a Finnish committee responsible for the restoration of Alvar Aalto's Viipuri Library won the World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism prize.

Dubai Creek Harbour twin towers by Emaar Properties and Dubai Holdings
Dubai Creek Harbour twin towers by Emaar Properties and Dubai Holdings

In other architecture news, plans were unveiled for Dubai Creek Harbour which is set to host the world's tallest twin towers, and construction began on a Santiago Calatrava-designed Greek Orthodox Church at the World Trade Center site in New York.

£3.4 billion crafts sector is "far bigger than we thought" says Crafts Council
£3.4 billion crafts sector is "far bigger than we thought" says Crafts Council

We reported on Crafts Council's claim that small craft businesses in the UK contribute much more to the economy than previously thought and Sebastian Cox – a young designer championing the revival of traditional crafts in the UK – spoke to us about what we can learn from neglected techniques.

Augmented Skin by Kazushi Miyamoto, Youngseok Doo and Theodora Maria Moudatsou
Augmented Skin by Kazushi Miyamoto, Youngseok Doo and Theodora Maria Moudatsou

Popular projects included an experimental technique for creating intricate building components, a wooden extension designed to screen a home from a "monster" development next door, and a house featuring a black glass facade.

Sydenham house by Ian McChesney
Sydenham house by Ian McChesney

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