This week, Heatherwick unveiled the centrepiece for New York's Hudson Yards development
This week on Dezeen: this week British designer Thomas Heatherwick presented a structure comprising 154 staircases for a vast development in Manhattan's West Side and we geared up for next week's London Design Festival.
Heatherwick's Vessel will be made up of a series of metal-clad staircases and landings that connect to form a honeycomb pattern, and will sit at the centre of New York's Hudson Yards.
Installations for this year's London Design Festival were unveiled across the city today ahead of the official opening, including a smile-shaped CLT structure by Alison Brooks and a block of black marble sculpted to look like the sea.
We launched our Brexit Design Manifesto during an event at Somerset House. The manifesto is now backed by more than 150 of the UK's leading design figures including Heatherwick, Terrance Conran and Marc Newson.
In other Brexit news, the RIBA wrote to the government to warn that construction is facing a skills deficit, while inventor James Dyson said the UK should leave the EU sooner rather than later.
A museum dedicated to architecture models opened in Japan, but plans for a new outpost of the Guggenheim in Helsinki were thrown into doubt.
Paulo Mendes da Rocha was named architecture laureate for the 2016 Praemium Imperiale arts prize, and Bjarke Ingels' firm unveiled a duplicate version of its website that mimics 1980s video game Arkanoid.
A survey revealed that workers in open-plan offices are more distracted, unfriendly and uncollaborative than those in traditional workplaces. Also, Italian furniture brand B&B Italia bought high-end kitchen maker Arclinea.
Popular stories on Dezeen this week included a former miller's house converted into a contemporary home, a monochrome holiday home in Iran and photographs of the completed VIA 57 West "courtscraper" by BIG.
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