Public Auditorium in Llinars del Vallès by Alvaro Siza Vieira

This week, Álvaro Siza released a teaser of his first US project and completed a theatre in Spain

This week on Dezeen: Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza unveiled a glimpse of his first US project – a luxurious residential block in Manhattan – just days before announcing the completion of a red brick theatre near Barcelona (pictured). 

611 West 56th Street, New York by Álvaro Siza
611 West 56th Street, New York by Álvaro Siza

Álvaro Siza's upscale residential tower for New York is the latest in a string of residential developments by world-famous architects changing the face of the city.

MoMa in New York
MoMA scales back expansion by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in New York

In other New York news, the Museum of Modern Art simplified its plans for an expansion by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and US design studio Grzywinski + Pons completed an apartment block that referenced the city's "gritty" past.

Temple University Library by Snøhetta
Temple University Library by Snøhetta

Snøhetta released images of a new library it has designed for a Philadelphia university, while US media brand Architizer publicised its plan to launch a transformative online products marketplace for architects.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 logo and the Théâte de Liège logo
Tokyo Olympics 2020 logo and the Théâte de Liège logo

Elsewhere, Belgian designer Olivier Debie dropped his plagiarism lawsuit against the organisers of Tokyo's 2020 Olympics while Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka showcased his vision for the event's stadium.

Hall McKnight's concept for an extension to St Hilda's College in Oxford
Hall McKnight's concept for an extension to St Hilda's College in Oxford

Five shortlisted concepts were unveiled for the extension to Oxford University college. We spoke to Adrian Smith – one of the architects behind the world's tallest building – who refuted claims that we are entering the era of the "megatall" skyscraper.

Waugh Thistleton's Murray Grove
Australia becomes latest nation to embrace wooden high-rise buildings

Building codes were changed in Australia, allowing architects to build timber-framed structures up to eight storeys in height. Also, a pair of museums dedicated to French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent were announced.

Wearable Habitation by Royal College of Art students
Wearable Habitation by Royal College of Art students

In other news, students at the Royal College of Art designed a wearable dwelling for refugees and a UK government report accredited the creative industries with contributing £84.1 billion to the country's economy.

Open and Closed by OBBA
Deep-set windows maintain privacy for overlooked Gangnam residence by OBBA

Popular projects this week on Dezeen included a Gangnam residence featuring deep-set windows, a minimally designed toothbrush and a Norwegian retreat comprising a stepped concrete roof.

Cabin Knapphullet by Lund Hagem
Cabin Knapphullet by Lund Hagem

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