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This week, BIG designed another Google campus and Melbourne residents protested a new Apple Store

This week on Dezeen, Bjarke Ingels' firm revealed designs for another new Google campus in California, while Apple's plans for a new store in a Melbourne sparked outrage.

BIG unveiled plans for a pair of office blocks in Sunnyvale, California, which will be used by around 4,500 Google employees. They are set to feature ramping roofs with zigzagging pathways on top.

Outrage over plans for Apple store in Melbourne's publicly owned Federation Square

Meanwhile, Melbourne locals protested a new plans for a new Apple Store in the city's publicly owned Federation Square.

Campaign group Citizens of Melbourne against Apple Federation Square said the government's deal with Apple was "shady".

Elon Musk faces backlash for calling public transport "a pain in the ass"

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk came under scrutiny this week, following his complaints about current public transport being a "pain in the ass".

Transit agency consultant Jarrett Walker questioned Musk's suitability to work in the travel industry, ranking his words as "elitist".

Design Engine unveils headquarters for Formula One's Gordon Murray Design

British studio Design Engine beat Foster + Partners in a competition to design the headquarters for Gordon Murray's Formula One car design studio. The six-building scheme will be constructed close to Murray's existing offices in Surrey.

13 skyscrapers set to transform City of London skyline by 2026

Also in the UK this week, a set of new renderings offered a glimpse into the future of London's skyline. Commissioned by the City of London Corporation, the images show 13 new skyscrapers that are set to be constructed in the capital by 2026.

Elsewhere, Burning Man festival revealed the temple it will build in the Nevada Desert in 2018 – a spiralling wooden pavilion that will eventually be set on fire.

American architect John Portman dies aged 93

Architect John C Portman Jr, known for designing buildings with vast atriums, died this week aged 93. Zaha Hadid Architects director Patrik Schumacher described him as "one of the very few true innovators of our field."

Tributes were also paid to architecture historian Gavin Stamp, who passed away aged 69. Architecture Foundation director Ellis Woodman posted comments about Stamp on social media, calling him "heroic".

The Botanist restaurant by Ste Marie features rosy hints and copious greenery

Popular projects on Dezeen this week included a bright red oil-spill recovery unit in Finland, a plant-filled pastel restaurant and bar in Vancouver and a multi-storey climbing toy for cats.