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565 Broome SoHo tower by Renzo Piano

This week, Renzo Piano teased images of his NY tower and sliced the height of the Paddington Pole

This week on Dezeen: Renzo Piano Building Workshop released new images of its 30-storey Soho Tower in New York this week, while the firm revealed a scaled-down version of its skyscraper proposed for London.

The Italian architect's studio teased the renderings of what will be the firm's first residential project in Manhattan – an example of the high-end residential construction boom currently sweeping the city.

Paddington Pole by Renzo Piano
Renzo Piano has revealed a new proposal for a "floating" glass cube on the site by London's Paddington station

The height of the firm's London tower was drastically slashed following protests earlier this year, and the scheme has been replaced with a 14-storey cube.

Cappellini furniture
Furniture by Cappellini, which is making a comeback under new owner Haworth

In other news, Giulio Cappellini said that Italian brands create "too many products that look the same" when Dezeen met him in Haworth's London showroom.

Crispin Wride unveils an alternative proposal for a garden bridge at Blackfriars, including a series of garden islands
The latest Garden Bridge alternative features four leaf-shaped "stepping stones"

Elsewhere in London, a virtual reality film of the Garden Bridge allowed viewers a closer look at the Thomas Heatherwick-designed structure, and Crispin Wride became the latest architect to release an alternative to the controversial project.

Grimshaw unveils vision to expand London's Heathrow Airport
Grimshaw was selected ahead of Zaha Hadid Architects, HOK and Benoy to develop the expansion plan for Heathrow Airport

Grimshaw was selected to plan the £16 billion expansion of London's Heathrow Airport, as it pushes forward with its bid to build a third runway.

Much of The Four Season's Philip Johnson-designed interior is being auctioned off this month

In New York, Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld was picked to design the interior for the relocated The Four Seasons restaurant, and more than 1,000 redesigned trains were approved for a major overhaul for the city's subway network.

BIG's The Grove at Grand Bay twisted towers
Instagram user @markooulis posted a photo showing the almost-finished pair of twisted towers that Bjarke Ingels' firm is building in Miami

Meanwhile in Miami, Instagram users posted photos of BIG's twisted towers ahead of their completion, and a crowdfunding campaign was launched to fund the restoration of the abandoned Miami Marine Stadium.

Unité d'Habitation housing in Marseille by Le Corbusier has been added to the World Heritage List

Heritage body UNESCO added 17 projects by 20th-century French architect Le Corbusier to its list of internationally significant architecture sites.

UK creatives could be left at a significant disadvantage after Brexit unless the government acts, according to lawyer Margaret Briffa

The Brexit storm continued as intellectual property lawyer Margaret Briffa issued a guide to designers on the legal ramifications of the UK's decision to quit the EU.

Odile Decq
Architecture schools need to teach entrepreneurship, says Odile Decq

Also, French architect Odile Decq called for entrepreneurial skills to be taught in architecture schools to help architects navigate the "broken" global economy.

Null Stern Hotel
Guests are invited to sleep under the stars in this open-air hotel by Null Stern

Popular projects on Dezeen this week included a 22-metre-square micro apartment, an open-air hotel offering panoramic views of the Swiss Alps and a tiny prefabricated house that moves with its owners.

Kodasema creates tiny prefabricated house that moves with its owners
Kodasema creates tiny prefabricated house that moves with its owners

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