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This week, a Chinese startup unveiled the world's fastest electric supercar

This week on Dezeen, a Chinese company launched the world's fastest electric car, while Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson teamed up to create a Christmas tree installation.

NextEV unveils world's fastest electric supercar

Chinese electric car startup NextEV unveiled the P9 supercar at a launch in London on Monday, which it claims can go from zero to 200 kilometres per hour in 7.1 seconds.

Claridge's Christmas tree by Marc Newson and Jony Ive
Jony Ive and Marc Newson create room-size interpretation of a Christmas tree

Also in London, Apple's Jonathan Ive and industrial designer Marc Newson unveiled their immersive Christmas installation for Claridge's hotel in Mayfair, described as a room-sized interpretation of a Christmas tree.

Apple granted patent for flexible OLED smartphone
Apple granted patent for edgeless-screen flip phone

Meanwhile, Apple was granted a patent for a retro-style flip phone with an OLED screen display that spans from edge to edge.

Wall Street Journal launches architect-designed virtual-reality app for reading the news

In other technology news, the Wall Street Journal launched an app that publishes its content in a virtual living room designed by architecture firm Michaelis Boyd.

Design Museum responses
Critics underwhelmed by "clumsy" new Design Museum

Critics gave their lukewarm reactions to the Design Museum's new £83 million home by John Pawson and OMA, which opened to the public this week.

Universidad de Ingenieria y Tecnologia by Grafton Architects
Grafton Architects wins inaugural RIBA International Prize for university campus in Peru

The Royal Institute of British Architects named a vertical, concrete university campus in Peru the world's best new building in its inaugural International Prize.

Patrik Schumacher calls for social housing and public space to be scrapped

Following a controversial lecture at the World Architecture Festival last week, Zaha Hadid Architects director Patrik Schumacher took to Dezeen's comments section to explain why he wants to scrap social housing and privatise public space.

Bowie and Beyoncé revealed by Dezeen Hot List as celebrities with biggest design influence

David Bowie and Beyoncé were revealed by Dezeen Hot List as celebrities with the biggest design influence this week, whilst Anish Kapoor nabbed the spot for most searched-for artist.

Eight new starchitect-designed apartment towers in Miami

As the art and design communities prepare to descend on Miami next week, we rounded up eight starchitect-designed towers currently on the rise on the city.

Chunky concrete staircase spirals through House in Akitsu by Kazunori Fujimoto

Popular projects this week included a museum dedicated to Southeast Asian art by John Pawson, a Japanese seaside home with a spiralling concrete staircase and a flat-packed cabin concept that could be assembled like IKEA furniture.