Carpenters Workshop Gallery, which showcases work by leading contemporary designers such as Studio Job and Robert Stadler, has opened a location in New York to strengthen its presence in the American market (+ slideshow). More
AMBS Architects has proposed a 1,152-metre-tall skyscraper for Iraq's Basra Province, which would surpass Jeddah's Kingdom Tower and Dubai's Burj Khalifa to become the tallest building in the world (+ slideshow). More
Opinion: former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili may be wanted on multiple criminal charges in his home country, but his architectural legacy has helped him win political favour in Ukraine, says Owen Hatherley. More
Dezeen promotion: What Design Can Do, a conference that aims to promote the role of design as a tool for social change, is launching its first event in São Paulo with a nature-themed series of talks. More
This week's Dezeen Mail includes a skyscraper for New York featuring open-air terraces, a biblical theme park and Ikea's research hub for exploring the future of home design (pictured).
Designers Alexander Taylor and Joachim de Callatay have developed a special-edition version of German sports brand Adidas' Superstar trainer, featuring a seamless upper made from a single piece of leather (+ slideshow). More
The British government is beginning to understand that design makes a difference in major infrastructure schemes, says architect Sadie Morgan, who is advising on £100 billion of investment in UK rail and energy projects (+ interview). More
British designer Tom Dixon has developed a collection of tiles for Italian brand Bisazza, featuring graphic and trompe-l'oeil patterns based on architectural features including bricks and pebble-dash walls. More