Sagrada Familia by Antoni Gaudi

This week, Sagrada Família reached a milestone and Nike launched Back to the Future shoes

This week on Dezeen: Antoni Gaudi's Sagrada Família basilica entered the final stage of construction this week 90 years after the architect's death, while Nike celebrated Back to the Future day with the release of its eagerly anticipated self-lacing shoes.

Sagrada Familia by Antoni Gaudi
Sagrada Familía by Antoni Gaudi, also main image

Six new towers will be added to the Roman Catholic basilica in Barcelona, completing work that was begun by Spanish architect Gaudi in 1882.

Back to the future Nike Mags shoes in NYC
Michael J Fox trying on the first pair of Nike's Back to the Future self-lacing shoes

A host of brands celebrated Back to the Future day – the date fictional characters Marty McFly and Doc Brown travelled to in the 1980s sci-fi film. Tech company Arx Pax released an updated hoverboard design, and sports brand Nike used the occasion to release its version of the self-lacing shoes McFly wears in the hit film.

Elon Musk's Hyperloop
Elon Musk's Hyperloop high-speed transportation network

In other news this week, it was announced that a test track for the Hyperloop high-speed transportation network will begin construction in California next month, while a modular residential tower designed to offer a solution to New York's affordable housing shortage neared completion.

Renzo Piano's skyscraper design for London's Paddington
Renzo Piano draws up designs for his next London skyscraper

Renzo Piano revealed his latest skyscraper design for London and images emerged showcasing an infinity pool at a Foster + Partners-designed building that will overlook the city's iconic Battersea Power Station.

TX5 battery-powered black cab by The London Taxi Company
TX5 battery-powered black cab by The London Taxi Company

In the week that China's president Xi Jinping made a state visit to the UK, Chinese-owned manufacturer The London Taxi Company revealed what it described as the "new generation" of battery-powered black cabs.

The World of Charles and Ray Eames exhibition at the Barbican
The World of Charles and Ray Eames exhibition at the Barbican

In other London news, a major retrospective of work by Modernist designers Charles and Ray Eames opened at the city's Barbican gallery, prompting Dezeen columnist Sam Jacob to question whether it matters that the Eames name has taken on a life of its own.

Museum of Indigenous Knowledge by Kengo Kuma
Museum of Indigenous Knowledge by Kengo Kuma

Kengo Kuma hit the headlines after releasing plans for a cave-shaped and plant-covered museum dedicated to Filipino history and Frank Gehry became the latest architect to design a boat.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo by Kenjiro Sano
The ditched Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo by Kenjiro Sano

Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers launched a public competition to source a replacement logo to the design they ditched last month and the crowdfunding trend continued as the Cooper Hewitt museum in New York launched a campaign to raise money for its Design in the Classroom programme.

In Limbo Embassy portrait by Manon van Hoeckel
Design Academy Eindhoven students "see crisis in the world and respond to it"

Dutch Design Week was dominated by projects responding to the current refugee crisis in Europe, including a travelling embassy and a conceptual citizenship-sharing network.

Mountain House in Serbia by EXE Studio
Mountain House in Serbia by EXE Studio

Popular projects on Dezeen this week included a tiny mountain dwelling in Serbia, a prefabricated floating house and a clockwork sex toy.

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Wind-up sex toy by Bastiaan Buijs

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