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This week Dezeen travelled to New York, where Adidas was launching its latest running shoe, and featured photographs documenting mid-century residential architecture in New Zealand (pictured). Read on to catch up with the latest architecture and design news, plus our track of the week.

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Skyscraper dubbed the Can of Ham designed by Foggo Associates

After a six-year delay, a skyscraper for London dubbed the Can of Ham is reported to back underway, while the mayor of Taichung has temporarily halted Sou Fujimoto's Taiwan Tower over safety and cost concerns.

Taiwan Tower by Sou Fujimoto

Last week Rafael Viñoly made the news when the Sky Garden opened at the top of his Walkie Talkie skyscraper. This week his tower in New York was in the spotlight, after complaints of falling debris temporally halted construction.

432 Park Avenue by Rafael Viñoly
432 Park Avenue by Rafael Viñoly

In other architecture news, it was revealed that non-profit organisation Architecture for Humanity will file for bankruptcy after being unable to continue funding humanitarian projects, but 57 international chapters have pledged to continue working under a new umbrella network.

McLaren's super-fast 650S Le Mans car

Google announced that it is holding talks with some of the world's biggest automotive manufacturers in an attempt to bring self-driving cars to market by 2020, and McLaren unveiled its new limited-edition model to celebrate the 20th anniversary of a famous race victory.

Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headset for Windows 10
Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headset for Windows 10

Microsoft revealed an early version of an augmented reality headset called HoloLens, which overlays digital objects over the physical world, while rival Google withdrew its Glass technology from sale.

House 1014 in Barcelona by H Arquitectes
House 1014 in Barcelona by H Arquitectes

Popular projects this week on Dezeen included a Spanish home sandwiched between two existing residences3D-printed sculptures designed to appear as though they are moving and a house in Toronto designed for a curator and her art collection.

Garden House by LGA Architectural Partners
Garden House by LGA Architectural Partners

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