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This week, the UK foreign secretary suggested a bridge across the English Channel

This week on Dezeen, UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson revealed his plans for a bridge linking England and France.

The Conservative MP – who staunchly campaigned for the UK to leave the European Union during the divisive 2016 referendum – proposed building a "Boris bridge" across the English Channel, and has reportedly gained the approval of French president Emmanuel Macron.

Johnson tweeted: "I'm especially pleased we are establishing a panel of experts to look at major projects together."

BIG unveils scheme to protect San Francisco creek from flooding

Meanwhile, Bjarke Ingels' studio BIG released a proposal aimed at preventing flooding in San Francisco, which includes the construction of floating villages connected by ferries, a red-hued cycle route, and a highway for autonomous vehicles.

Council saves Herzog & de Meuron's Chelsea football stadium from neighbours' injunction

In West London, Chelsea FC's new stadium got the green light for construction after the local council blocked an injunction put forward by local residents

Across the city, residents of the Cityscape complex in Croydon were told they would have to foot a £2 million bill to replace building's cladding, despite it failing combustibility testing put in place following the Grenfell Tower fire.

Shigeru Ban to build "pagoda in the park" as his first UK building

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban's first project in the UK also received planning permission this week.

The five-storey house, which will be a collaboration with cross-laminated-timber expert Waugh Thistleton, is set to be built near London's River Thames.

Stefano Boeri designs first tree-covered social-housing project

Elsewhere, Italian architect Stefano Boeri presented designs for the first use of his vertical forest model on a social housing project, proposed for Eindhoven.

Never far from the headlines, Apple outlined plans for another US campus away from its recently completed headquarters in Cupertino, as part of a major investment and recruitment strategy.

Sebastian Herkner creates confectionery-inspired glass tables for Pulpo

IMM Cologne opened this week, and Dezeen's coverage from the international interiors show included a collection of modular rugs that can be folded into furniture, and confectionery inspired glass tables by Sebastian Herkner.

Emmanuelle Moureaux's rainbow-hued installation seemingly changes colour

Popular projects on Dezeen this week included stackable micro homes in Hong Kong, a rainbow-hued installation made from over 100,000 paper number cut-outs and a 19-square metre flat in London.