This week on Dezeen

This week we reported on the shortlisted designs for London's latest bridge across the River Thames, Egypt's masterplan for a new privately funded capital city (pictured), and an ongoing legal dispute between Nike and its former designers. Read on to catch up with the latest architecture and design news, plus our track of the week.

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Wall House by this year's AIA Gold Medal winner

The Australian Institute of Architects announced the winner of its prestigious Gold Medal award, while plans to upgrade London's Royal Opera House were approved.

Alejandro Zaera-Polo
Alejandro Zaera-Polo

Rem Koolhaas defended former Princeton University architecture dean Alejandro Zaera-Polo over a plagiarism row, but the institution hit back and accused Zaera-Polo of making an "inaccurate and incomplete" statement about the claims that led to his resignation.

Robin Hood Gardens by Alison and Peter Smithson
Robin Hood Gardens by Alison and Peter Smithson

A high-profile campaign to save Brutalist housing estate Robin Hood Gardens was revived while architect David Adjaye released plans to revamp post-war buildings opposite one of London's most exclusive hotels.

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Hallmark House in South Africa by David Adjaye

Adjaye Associates also hit the headlines later in the week when it unveiled a proposal to transform a high-rise building in Johannesburg into a plant-covered apartment block.

John Maeda portrait
Portrait of John Maeda

Also in the news this week, former Rhode Island School of Design president John Maeda stated that design has become a "game changer" in Silicon Valley.

David Chipperfield furniture for e15
David Chipperfield furniture for e15

Popular projects this week on Dezeen included David Chipperfield's latest furniture collection, Nike's new sportswear range for women and a London house featuring bronze-framed windows.

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Old Church Street house by TDO

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