This week, Dubai got a new building by OMA and the city's Frame tower edged closer to completion

This week, Dubai got a new building by OMA and the city's Frame tower edged closer to completion

This week on Dezeen, OMA completed its first project in Dubai while the city's controversial Dubai Frame neared completion despite an ongoing lawsuit.

OMA has transformed four warehouses on Dubai's Alserkal Avenue into a cultural centre, the Dutch firm's first project in the United Arab Emirates.

Dubai Frame nears completion despite architect's claims of copyright breach

Elsewhere in the city, the Dubai Frame is due to open later this year – even though an ongoing lawsuit filed by its architect, Fernando Donis, alleges the design was stolen.

The Big Bend by oiio architecture studio
Oiio imagines The Big Bend skyscraper for New York as "the longest building in the world"

Another unusual skyscraper was conceived this week – Oiio imagined The Big Bend skyscraper for New York as "the longest building in the world".

Also in New York, galleries were proposed around Zaha Hadid's High Line condos and SHoP Architects' wooden skyscraper got the chop.

Meanwhile, fully autonomous cars moved another step closer to California's roads and Nio launched a driverless electric car concept that it plans to make a reality by 2020.

Palacio da Alvorada by Oscar Niemeyer
Brazil's president flees "ghosts" at his Oscar Niemeyer-designed home

It was revealed that the Brazilian president has moved out of his Oscar Niemeyer-designed residence after sensing "bad energy" and claiming it could be haunted.

In the UK, Foster + Partners was selected to create two new bridges across a river in Suffolk, England and a report revealed that London's "undervalued" architecture sector is worth £1.7 billion to UK economy.

Additionally, an exhibition exploring six unbuilt Soviet landmarks opened at London's Design Museum, marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution.

Yves Béhar designs Samsung television to look like a framed work of art

In business news, Sebastian Wrong returned to Established & Sons as design director after a five-year hiatus.

And Yves Béhar's studio Fuseproject unveiled a television for Samsung – a design that is indistinguishable from a framed artwork when hung on the wall.

KC Design Studio adds perforated facade and atrium to skinny Taiwanese townhouse

Popular projects on Dezeen included a New York apartment with transformable rooms, a rural stone villa in Portugal and a skinny Taiwanese townhouse.

Also this week, we announced a party with IKEA Festival in Milan. Meanwhile the deadline is fast approaching for our Brexit passport competition, and entries are already piling in.