David Bowie Memphis auction

This week, David Bowie was revealed as an extensive collector of Memphis design

This week on Dezeen, Sotheby's announced that David Bowie's personal collection of Memphis furniture – which is over 100 pieces strong – will go up for auction in November.

The furniture and homeware acquired by the musician, including the iconic Super Lamp by Martine Bedin and Carlton bookcase by Ettore Sottsass, will be sold at Sotheby's in London next month.

Apple unveils tree-filled Regent Street store by Foster + Partners

Apple's central London store reopened this week, following a major renovation by Foster + Partners that incorporates the tech giant's new approach to retail.

Temporary floating parliament on the Thames could save the UK millions, claims Gensler

Global firm Gensler proposed moving the UK's Lords and MPs into a bubble-like building on London's River Thames to reduce the cost of refurbishing the crumbling Palace of Westminster.

Calatrava's Dubai Creek observation tower breaks ground

New images were released of Santiago Calatrava's landmark observation tower in Dubai, which is now under construction and expected to surpass the 828-metre-high Burj Khalifa as the world's tallest building.

ToHA Tel Aviv by Ron Arad
Ron Arad's Tel Aviv tower set to become Israel's tallest building

Ron Arad Architects unveiled images of an office complex underway in Tel Aviv, which is expected to become the tallest building in Israel.

BMW motorbike
BMW's latest concept motorbike claims to make accidents "a thing of the past"

BMW unveiled a super-safe motorcycle that can't fall over and Samsung pulled its Galaxy Note 7 from production after reports of the smartphone catching fire.

Brexit and education policy combine to create "talent crisis" in UK design

In the latest Brexit news, two design bodies attacked the UK government's education policy, claiming that a failure to nurture design talent was "economic suicide".

Gort Scott to replace disused London office block with micro apartments

Architecture studio Gort Scott unveiled plans to replace an out-of-use office block in north London with micro apartments.

Welcome to the new-look Dezeen

In case you hadn't noticed, we updated our with a simple new layout after it had remained largely unchanged for nine years.

Juergen Teller studio by 6A
6a Architects completes concrete photography studio for Juergen Teller

Popular projects this week included a collection of hypnotic gifs that animate traditional Japanese joinery techniques, a stilted cabin on the Stockholm archipelago and Juergen Teller's new concrete photography studio.

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