This week on Dezeen

Herzog & de Meuron dominated the headlines this week as the Swiss firm's proposed skyscraper for Paris (pictured) was approved, images of its Chelsea FC football stadium design emerged and the company's mountain-top restaurant completed. Click through for more of the biggest architecture, interiors and design stories from the past seven days.

Learning Hub at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore by Thomas Heatherwick
Learning Hub at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore by Thomas Heatherwick

We reported on the growing number of designers that are turning their skills to architecture. One of those designers, Thomas Heatherwick, was also the subject of Alexandra Lange's Opinion column, in which she asked whether he has done enough to prove that he can produce well-built permanent structures.

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Frankfurt tower by BIG

In other news, BIG won a competition to design a 185-metre-high skyscraper in Frankfurt while construction started on an office building in Philadelphia designed by Bjarke Ingels' firm.

22 Bishopsgate skyscraper to replace the Pinnacle in London by PLP Architecture
22 Bishopsgate skyscraper to replace the Pinnacle in London by PLP Architecture

Official images of the proposed skyscraper set to become the City of London's tallest building were released and Daniel Libeskind was named as the first guest editor of CNN Style, a new online publication.

PTM DIY Tattoo Machine by Jakub Pollag
PTM DIY Tattoo Machine by Jakub Pollag

We continued our coverage of the projects from this year's graduate shows, including a do-it-yourself tattoo device, a non-toxic and recyclable replacement for moulded plastic and a conceptual project imagining a dystopian future filled with animals resurrected from extinction by billionaires.

Atheistic Typology by Kacper Chmielewski from the Bartlett School of Architecture
Atheistic Typology by Kacper Chmielewski from the Bartlett School of Architecture

Popular stories this week on Dezeen included architecture for atheists, a skinny house slotted between two buildings in Spain and an architectural studio extension.

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Tmber and glass office by CF Architects

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