The first swimming-pool design to hit the headlines this week was described by its developers in London as the "world's first", but a second dizzying design already under construction in India (main image) was quickly publicised in its wake.
BIG launched a crowdfunding campaign for its smoke-ring-blowing chimney project and a Berlin crowdsourcing platform announced an open design competition to repurpose a defunct railway bridge.
Plans to replace slum housing with a pair of skyscrapers formed from shipping containers were released, while architectural designer James Furzer developed parasitic housing for London's homeless.
In other news, architects in Mexico revealed a masterplan for a public park in the middle of a busy city road and Dezeen Watch Store redesigned its website.
Denise Scott Brown defended Postmodernism, while Owen Hatherley explored the controversial movement's "unforgivable" legacy in the latest pieces from our summer-long series.
Popular projects this week on Dezeen included a battery-powered board for waveless surfing, glove-like socks made from a material stronger than steel and a residential extension added to a heritage-listed home in London.