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This week, UNStudio and OMA unveiled plans for buildings in France

This week on Dezeen, UNStudio won a competition to design a cultural centre featuring a rooftop cinema in Paris and OMA revealed plans for a six-sided glass courthouse in Lille.

Dutch firm UNStudio's plans for a cinema and cultural centre in Paris will form part of BIG's EuropaCity masterplan, a £2.74 billion tourism and leisure district built for the French capital.

OMA unveils plans for coloured glass courthouse in Lille

Meanwhile, Rotterdam-based OMA revealed plans for a courthouse featuring sheer facades of coloured glass in Lille, referencing a historic star-shaped fortress located nearby.

Apple staff repeatedly walk into glass walls at Foster-designed campus, claim sources

Apple was in the headlines again as reports emerged of staff needing treatment from emergency services after walking into the glass walls at the new Foster + Partners-designed Apple Park campus.

Other walking-related news this week included Zaha Hadid Architects' proposal to build on current plans to turn Oxford Street into a car-free zone, pedestrianising large parts of London.

World's tallest timber tower proposed for Tokyo

Plans for the world's tallest timber tower in Tokyo were revealed this week by Sumitomo Foresty. The 350-metre skyscraper will also become the highest building in Japan.

Back in the UK, dRMM's Stirling Prize-winning Hastings Pier was put up for sale, only four months after earning the accolade.

Elon Musk's Boring Company receives go-ahead to start DC to NYC Hyperloop tunnel

In the US, Elon Musk's Boring Company was given permission by the government to dig a transport tunnel for a Hyperloop link between Washington DC and New York City.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology published its annual list of technologies to look out for in the coming year, highlighting innovations such as smarter cities and "babel fish" earphones.

Richard Neutra's Kaufmann House epitomises desert modernism in Palm Springs

British designer Tom Dixon announced he would not be showing at this year's Milan Design Week, choosing instead to launch new products on a 90-day world tour.

To celebrate Palm Springs' Modernism Week, Dezeen took a look at some of the best mid-century residential architecture in the city, including John Lautner's Hope Residence and Richard Neutra's Kaufmann House.

Deep-blue cabinetry and coral-pink arches redefine Barcelona apartment

Popular projects on Dezeen this week include gasholders converted into luxury flats in London's King's Cross, an open plan apartment in Barcelona featuring coral-pink arches and acrylic light sculptures created by Nendo in tribute to Isamu Noguchi.