Zaha Hadid's modified Tokyo Olympic stadium design

The biggest architecture and design stories on Dezeen this week

This week, Japan scrapped Zaha Hadid's controversial 2020 Olympic Stadium (pictured), Bjarke Ingels' revealed plans for London's Battersea Power Station chimneys and we found out what leading designers think of the Apple Watch. Click through for more of the biggest architecture, interiors and design stories from the past seven days.

Burntwood School, Wandsworth by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Burntwood School, Wandsworth by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

The Royal Institute of British Architects revealed the six buildings competing for this year's Stirling Prize, and Henning Larsen Architects completed a university facility in Denmark with a facade that moves in response to light and heat.

Patrik Schumacher
Patrik Schumacher

Zaha Hadid Architects also made the news when director Patrik Schumacher outlined why overseas architects are finding it increasingly difficult to win work in China. Also, Article 25's former bookkeeper was charged with fraud after £200,000 disappeared from the charity's accounts.

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Luchtsingel bridge by Rotterdam studio ZUS

A crowdfunded pedestrian bridge opened in Rotterdam and students in Los Angeles designed a tiny house to help combat the city's affordable housing crisis.

Oasis of Peace graduate project at the Bartlett by Lauren Fresle
Oasis of Peace graduate project at the Bartlett by Lauren Fresle

Bartlett architecture graduate Lauren Fresle envisioned a conceptual Israeli city that promotes peace through water management, while her classmate Alex Sutton proposed elevating airport runways among Stockholm's rooftops.

Antenna police truncheon by Dmitry Morozov
Antenna police truncheon by Dmitry Morozov

In design news, Russian artist Dmitry Morozov created a truncheon that sends a text message to the police officer's mother every time it is used and the "world's lightest and most compact electric bike" surpassed its crowdfunding goal in just two days.

Shipping Container Terminal office building by Potash Architects
Shipping Container Terminal office building by Potash Architects

Popular projects this week on Dezeen included an Israeli port office comprising a repurposed shipping container, Tom Dixon's copper-covered coffee set and an aerial rope structure made of super-strength fibres.

As If It Were Already Here Boston installation by Janet Echelman
As If It Were Already Here Boston installation by Janet Echelman

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