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This week, Ikea teamed up with Hay and Bjarke Ingels revealed his Serpentine Pavilion

This week on Dezeen: Danish brand Hay revealed its redesign of Ikea's iconic blue and yellow bag this week, as part of a new collaboration with the Swedish furniture giant, while BIG founder Bjarke Ingels showcased his huge undulating Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London (pictured).

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2016 by Bjarke Ingels
Bjarke Ingels' Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is "mountainous outside and cavernous inside"

BIG created a wall of translucent blocks, stacked to create a curving cavernous interior for its Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. The installation is accompanied by four temple-inspired Summer Houses by architects Kunlé Adeyemi, Asif Khan, Yona Friedman and Barkow Leibinger.

Serpentine Gallery Summer Houses
Four temple-inspired Summer Houses built to accompany BIG's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Speaking exclusively to Dezeen, BIG founder Ingels described his structure's design as an "unzipped" wall. For those unable to visit the pavilion in person, Swiss visualisation studio Archilogic created a digital model of the entire site using virtual reality.

HAY x Ikea
Hay redesigns Ikea's iconic blue Frakta bag

In other news, Ikea revealed a number of new products alongside its updated Frakta bag, and announced collaborations with Hay and Tom Dixon at its Democratic Design Day.

Adidas and Parley for the Ocean design ocean plastic trainers
Adidas launches trainers made from ocean plastic with Parley for the Oceans

Adidas and Parley for the Oceans launched their trainers made out plastic recovered from the sea. The founder of the Parley environmental initiative described plastic as a design failure in an interview with Dezeen.

Edible six-pack rings by We Believers x Saltwater Brewery
Saltwater Brewery's edible six-pack rings protect marine wildlife

Sticking with sustainability, Florida-based Saltwater Brewery used by-products from the beer-making process to create six-pack rings that can be safely eaten by marine wildlife and Ananas Anam unveiled a new material made out of waste pineapples that provides an animal-friendly alternative to leather.

Visionary crazy golf for LDF
Trafalgar Square crazy golf project cancelled following failed Kickstarter campaign

In other news, the organisers of the London Design Festival scrapped plans for a designer crazy golf course in Trafalgar Square following its failed crowdfunding campaign, while the ArDe architecture and design fair, also in London, was cancelled due to a lack of sponsorship.

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Kunlé Adeyemi's floating school suffers "abrupt collapse"

An award-winning floating school designed by Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi collapsed, and a competition-winning proposal for the "tallest wooden building in the Nordic countries" was unveiled.

Modernist architect Michael Manser dies aged 87
Modernist architect Michael Manser dies aged 87

The architecture community paid its respects to Michael Manser, a pioneering Modernist and founder of the Manser Medal who died aged 87, while New York's Museum of Modern Art announced a major exhibition of work by famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Capital Hill Residence by Zaha Hadid Architects
Norman Foster discusses Zaha Hadid's "extraordinary" Capital Hill Residence

Popular stories this week included our exclusive video interview with architect Norman Foster, who described Zaha Hadid's Capital Hill Residence as extraordinary, OMA's restoration of the historic Fondaco dei Tedeschi in Venice and Olafur Eliasson's huge waterfall installation at the Palace of Versailles' Grand Canal.

Waterfall by Olafur Eliasson at the Palace of Versailles, France
Olafur Eliasson installs giant waterfall at Palace of Versailles

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