This week on Dezeen

This week we reported on architectural projects comprising irregularly stacked boxes – a typology increasingly employed by architects – including Bjarke Ingels' skyscraper for New YorkOle Scheeren's high-rise building in Vancouver and a Parisian nursery by Samuel Delmas. Click through for a roundup of architecture and design news from the past seven days, plus our regular featured music track.

UK producers Kudo Sol and RAMPELLI sampled a 1974 song by Gladys Knight to create this mellow track called The Good Old Days.

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Västerås Travel Center by BIG
Västerås Travel Center by BIG

Ingel's firm BIG also hit the headlines earlier in the week when its design for a transport hub in one of Sweden's biggest cities was unveiled.

152 Elizabeth Street by Tadao Ando
152 Elizabeth Street by Tadao Ando

Tadao Ando revealed new details and a movie about his first building in New York City, and Karim Rashid asked his Facebook audience to select their favourite facade for a building in the city's SoHo district.

Thomas Heatherwick's design for a plant-covered Maggie's Centre in Yorkshire
Thomas Heatherwick's design for a plant-covered Maggie's Centre

Thomas Heatherwick revealed his plans to build a Maggie's cancer-care centre in Yorkshire, England, while construction started on Steven Holl's building for the same charity at London's oldest hospital.

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Richard Rogers updates Jean Prouvé's 6x6 Demountable House

Richard Rogers redesigned a flatpack home originally created by Jean Prouvé and Finland's first high-rise wooden apartment building was completed.

McDonalds Coolsingel by MEI Architects and Planners
McDonald's Coolsingel by MEI Architects and Planners

We published a McDonald's restaurant designed to replace "the ugliest building in Rotterdam" and featured a contemporary art gallery in Shanghai built around an industrial relic.

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Brutalist Playground by Assemble

In design news, Turner Prize-nominated collective Assemble created a Brutalist-inspired playground and London's South Bank was transformed to include spiralling slides and flying machines.

Central Saint Martins BA Fashion protest CSM encore
Central Saint Martins BA Fashion protest

Central Saint Martins backed the fashion graduates who protested against not being selected to exhibit at the school's official press show and ÉCAL students refitted an apartment in Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse housing block in Marseille.

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Atelier Yokyok installs vaulted string tunnels in a Gothic cloister garden

Popular projects on Dezeen this week included an installation comprising thin blue strings stretched between arch-shaped frames, a residential extension with four-tonne glass doors and a weathered-steel and concrete extension to a London house.

Shepherd's Bush House by McLaren.Excell
Shepherd's Bush House by McLaren.Excell

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