This week, Nike launched self-lacing shoes and the Garden Bridge moved towards construction

This week on Dezeen: sportswear brand Nike unveiled its Back to the Future-style shoes this week and Thomas Heatherwick's controversial Garden Bridge moved one step closer to reality despite calls for the project to be scrapped.

The Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 shoes, first conceived in sci-fi film franchise Back to the Future, contain tiny electric motors that tighten and loosen the laces. Other products launched by the sports giant in New York this week included mud-resistant football boots and sweat-resistant clothing.

Garden Bridge update
Heatherwick's Garden Bridge moves towards construction despite ongoing controversy

A building contractor was selected to deliver Thomas Heatherwick's Garden Bridge project for London's River Thames in a move that angered many.

BIG and Heatherwick rework Google HQ design for smaller Mountain View site
BIG and Heatherwick rework Google HQ design for smaller Mountain View site

Heatherwick Studio also hit the headlines as new designs were revealed for Google's California campus, which the British firm is working on in collaboration with BIG.

Redskins Stadium by BIG
BIG's new stadium for the Redskins could offer abseiling, surfing and kayaking

Bjarke Ingels' firm released images of its stadium design for American football team the Washington Redskins and Kengo Kuma showcased plans for his first building in Australia.

Grimshaw Architect's Sustainability Pavilion from the Dubai Expo 2020
Foster, BIG and Grimshaw reveal designs for 2020 Dubai Expo pavilions

Foster + Partners, BIG and Grimshaw Architects won a competition to design a trio of pavilions for the 2020 Expo, which will be held in Dubai, while OMA announced its first project for the UAE city.

New construction techniques for skyscrapers
Skyscrapers could soon be held together with glue, claim architects

In other news, American architect Greg Lynn claimed that skyscrapers could soon be held together with glue and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners proposed a vertical farm that could help tpo tackle the global food crisis.

Sir Ken Adam passes away
James Bond set designer Ken Adam dies aged 95

The design community paid tribute to Academy Award-winning set designer Ken Adam – the creator of iconic backdrops for seven films in the James Bond franchise – and Ikea's Billy bookcase designer Gillis Lundgren, on hearing the news of both their deaths.

Electric Plane by APH
APH reveals "futuristic" concept for low-emission commercial aircraft

British company APH released a design for a new hybrid-electric commercial aircraft featuring screens for windows and integrated virtual reality headsets, while Apple co-founder Steven Wozniak slammed the company's watch design.

Japanese express train
Kazuyo Sejima to design mirrored Japanese commuter train

Architect Kazuyo Sejima designed a Japanese train with mirrored surfaces to help it blend in with the surrounding landscape and British car maker Bentley previewed its future autonomous vehicle.

Sasha Baron Cohen Apple Keynote spoof Brothers Grimsby
Sacha Baron Cohen spoofs Jonathan Ive's Apple design presentations

Popular stories this week included Sacha Baron Cohen's spoof of Apple-style presentations, a collection of silver jewellery by Zaha Hadid and a glass house built around a tree.

Tree in House by Aibek Almassov
Tubular glass house by Aibek Almassov could be built around a full-grown tree

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