This week on Dezeen

This week details were revealed of Antoni Gaudí's first project outside SpainGoogle unveiled a potential rival to Apple's iPhone and the Sky Garden opened at the top of Rafael Viñoly's Walkie Talkie building (pictured). Read on to catch up with the latest architecture and design news.

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Portrait of Jean Nouvel

French architect Jean Nouvel released a scathing statement this week, announcing that he was boycotting the opening of his Paris concert hall because it was "not finished".

Elbphilarmonie by Herzog & de Meuron photo by Jose Campos
Elbphilarmonie by Herzog & de Meuron photo by Jose Campos

An opening date was finally set for Herzog & de Meuron's concert hall in Hamburg, but it was also revealed the project will cost more than 10 times the original estimate.

La Samaritaine by SANAA
La Samaritaine by SANAA

A French court revoked planning permission for the SANAA-designed renovation of iconic former department store La Samaritaine in Paris, while the American Institute of Architects announced 23 winners for the 2015 edition of its annual awards.

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Le Monde headquarters by Snohetta

Competition-winning designs unveiled this week included Snøhetta's new headquarters for French newspaper Le Monde and a footbridge in Palo Alto that will span the 14 lanes of San Francisco's 101 freeway.

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat year in review for 2014
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat year in review for 2014

In other news, 2014 was found to be the "tallest year ever" for completed skyscrapers and a report revealed that the creative industries in the UK generate £8.8 million per hour.

John Galliano's Artisinal haute couture for Maison Martin Margiela
John Galliano's Artisinal haute couture for Maison Martin Margiela

Disgraced fashion designer John Galliano made his catwalk comeback and Japanese studio Nendo was awarded the title of Designer of the Year at Paris trade fair Maison&Objet.

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Philippe Malouin's circular swing set

Popular projects this week on Dezeen included a circular swing set with Caesarstone seats, a sofa that dismantles to form an indoor playground and Tom Dixon's latest accessory range.

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Accessories designed by Tom Dixon

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