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This week on Dezeen

This week's headlines were dominated by tragic events in France and the subsequent response by illustrators from across the world. Read on to catch up with the latest architecture and design news, plus our regular track of the week.

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Mackintosh's Glasgow School of Art

The Glasgow School of Art revealed five architects in the running to restore the fire-damaged Mackintosh Building and Foster + Partners was named the world's most admired architect for the ninth year in a row.

Flinders Street design by Hassell and Herzog & de Meuron
Flinders Street Hassell and Herzog & de Meuron

It was a mixed week for Herzog & de Meuron as it was revealed the Swiss firm could may not get the chance to revamp Melbourne's iconic Flinders Street Station, whilst rumours circulated that it is currently working on the expansion of Chelsea Football Club's west London stadium.

Library and Learning Centre in Vienna by Zaha Hadid Architects
Library and Learning Centre in Vienna by Zaha Hadid Architects

In other architecture news, a cladding panel fell off Zaha Hadid's Vienna library.

F 015 Luxury in Motion by Mercedes-Benz
F 015 Luxury in Motion by Mercedes-Benz

We reported on the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas where Mercedes-Benz presented its driverless concept car designed to function as a living room on wheels, Gogoro unveiled its scooter designed to reduce pollution in megacities and Volkswagen revealed a gesture-controlled concept vehicle.

Nike Back to the Future shoes
Nike's Back to the Future shoes

Sports brand Nike confirmed its plans to produce the self-lacing shoes from sci-fi movie Back to the Future II and Fab co-founder Bradford Shellhammer returned to online design retail with a new venture called Bezar.

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Portrait of Ambra Medda

We also reported on the news that Design Miami co-founder Ambra Medda has taken on a new role at Christie's auction house.

E/C House by Sami
E/C House by SAMI Arquitectos

Popular projects included a modern house slotted behind the crumbling walls of a ruined building, a residence featuring a parking space in its living room and prosthetic limbs designed to make a fashion statement.

Prosthetic Covers by Alleles Design Studio
Prosthetic Covers by Alleles Design Studio

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