This week's biggest architecture and design stories on Dezeen

This week, plans for vertigo-inducing swimming pools in London and India emerged

This week on Dezeen: two proposals for glass-bottomed swimming pools suspended between high-rise buildings went viral this week.

Glass-bottomed swimming pool to be suspended 10 storeys above south London
Glass-bottomed swimming pool to be suspended 10 storeys above south London

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.

Preston Bus Station redevelopment by John Puttick Associates
Preston Bus Station redevelopment by John Puttick Associates

US practice John Puttick Associates won the competition to overhaul the Brutalist and Grade-II listed Preston Bus Station and Zaha Hadid completed a protective canopy for New York's High Line.

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BIG's smoke-ring-blowing chimney launched Kickstarter

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.

Container Skyscraper, Mumbai by CRG Architects
Container Skyscraper, Mumbai by CRG Architects

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.

Linear park in Mexico City by Fernando Romero
Linear park in Mexico City by Fernando Romero

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.

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Denise Scott Brown

Denise Scott Brown defended Postmodernism, while Owen Hatherley explored the controversial movement's "unforgivable" legacy in the latest pieces from our summer-long series.

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Battery-powered Onean surfboard

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.

JJ House by Space Group Architects
JJ House by Space Group Architects

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