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This week, homes for the super rich and Renzo's luxury Miami tower hit the headlines

This week on Dezeen: architect Magnus Ström launched a bespoke-housing service for multi-millionaires this week, while Renzo Piano unveiled plans for a luxurious apartment tower in Miami (pictured).

The super rich can commission a bespoke home the same way they buy a luxury yacht using the Superhouse brand

Ström's Superhouse brand will allow clients to have their say in every design decision made when creating a home. It's common for luxury-yacht manufacturers to offer a similar service.

Eighty Seven Park by Renzo Piano
Renzo Piano unveiled plans for Eighty Seven Park – a condominium in Miami Beach

Renzo Piano became the latest high-profile architect to design a building for Miami. His glass-sheathed tower will feature oblong floors and wrap-around balconies to offer residents sea views.

The Interlace by Ole Scheeren
The Interlace by Ole Scheeren won World Building of the Year 2015

Dezeen was in Singapore for the World Architecture Festival and Inside Festival 2015 this week, where Ole Scheeren's The Interlace was named as the World Building of the Year and BIG's twisted Vancouver tower was recognised as the Future Project of the Year.

Minority Report made today's technology possible, says production designer Alex McDowell

While in Singapore, Alex McDowell – the production designer behind sci-fi film Minority Report – told Dezeen how the hit movie "influenced the future" of technology. We also reported on the revolutionary potential of bamboo as an architectural material after speaking with a professor who is working on new applications for the grass.

Hotel Hotel Ground Floor Interior, Canberra, Australia, by March Studio
March Studio's Hotel Hotel was awarded World Interior of the Year 2015

Also, Australian office March Studio was awarded the World Interior of the Year prize for its design of a sculptural timber lobby at a Canberra hotel.

Aishti Foundation building by David Adjaye
Aishti Foundation building by David Adjaye is nearing completion in Beirut

In other news this week, we published images showing David Adjaye's nearly complete gallery and shopping centre in Beirut. We also reported Peter Cook's attack on the "boring" King's Cross redevelopment in London.

Adidas laceless football boots
Laceless football boots by Adidas will launch next year

Adidas released the first image of its lace-free football boots, which are due to launch in 2016, and Icehotel announced plans to build a permanent hotel alongside its seasonal lodgings.

Chicago Architecture Biennial debate
"Academics need to break out of their loop and get back into the real world" says Reinier de Graaf

OMA's Reinier de Graaf slammed architecture academia in his latest Opinion column for Dezeen, describing it as being dominated by old boys who think their view is the only one that matters.

The Satyr by Bastiaan Buijs
Bastiaan Buijs' Satyr sex toy for men can be mounted like a vaulting horse

Popular projects this week on Dezeen included a sex toy-cum-furniture piece, MIT-designed garments made using bacteria that react to human sweat and a Japanese house featuring an elevated yoga space.

Little House Big Terrace by Takuro Yamamoto
Little House Big Terrace by Takuro Yamamoto has an elevated yoga space

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