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This week, BIG completed a war museum beside a Nazi bunker

This week on Dezeen, BIG completed a second world war museum next to a German-built bunker in Denmark and a replica of the Parthenon was constructed on a Nazi book-burning site using 100,000 forbidden titles.

Danish firm BIG carved linear passageways out of a sand dune to create an "invisible museum", as well as creating new exhibition space for the adjacent bunker.

Parthenon of Books by Marta Minujín
100,000 forbidden books used to construct Parthenon replica on Nazi book-burning site

Meanwhile, Argentinian artist Marta Minujín built her Parthenon replica from thousands of prohibited books on a site used by the Nazi to burn them in Kassel.

Inside Festival revealed the 78 projects contending for this year's World Interior of the Year title, including a mathematics gallery designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and the office Neri&Hu created inside an old missile factory.

World Interior of the Year 2017 shortlist announced

American women in architecture weighed in on the ongoing "female architect" debate and work on a giant observation wheel planned for New York's Staten Island ground to a halt.

MVRDV designed a pixellated Rotterdam skyscraper and unveils plans for Eindhoven housing with jagged grass-covered roofs.

The lion logo on Dutch national football kits was transformed into a lioness for the women's team.

MVRDV designs new Rotterdam skyscraper featuring pixellated walls

In the UK, London major Sadiq Khan appointed David Adjaye, Alison Brooks and Sadie Morgan as design advocates for the capital city, and David Chipperfield described Brexit as an "attempt to get out of EU regulation".

This year's Royal Academy architecture lecture was given by Balkrishna Doshi, who claimed that India is at risk of losing its architectural identity in an interview with Dezeen beforehand.

India's young architects must be taught to appreciate their design heritage, says Balkrishna Doshi

Silicon Valley company Jawbone went into liquidation and world-renowned Paris boutique Colette announced it will close after 20 years.

Meanwhile, retailer giant Amazon filed a patent for underwater warehouses and architecture studio Reed Watts proposed turning unwanted tower-block cladding into migrant housing.

Female artists customise Adidas trainers to represent the 50 United States

Adidas unveiled limited-edition trainers customised by female artists, while rival Nike launched a lightweight Flyknit sports bra.

The blue and white sari famously worn by recently canonised nun Mother Teresa was officially trademarked to protect her reputation.

Tristan Auer was named Maison&Objet 2017 Designer of the Year and Jan Boelen was announced as curator of Istanbul Design Biennial 2018.

F Holiday Home, Italy, by Bergmeisterwolf Architekten
Vertically sliding walls open Bergmeisterwolf's Italian villa extension to the garden

Popular projects this week included an Italian villa extension with descending glass walls, a Tokyo house with triangular lightwells and an Indonesian holiday home topped by a shipping container.