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This week, Christo spoke to Dezeen and Fumihiko Maki's Aga Khan Centre completed

This week, artist Christo compared the creation of his works to building a skyscraper in an exclusive interview with Dezeen, and Fumihiko Maki's Aga Khan Centre was completed in London's King's Cross.

During an interview with Dezeen, Christo discussed the process behind his giant artworks including the recently installed London Mastaba, likening their construction to that of an architectural project such as a skyscraper or highway.

The 83-year-old Bulgarian also revealed how he self-funded the £3 million cost of the Mastaba by selling his own drawings and related artworks, saying it is "my money, it's my freedom."

Fumihiko Maki unveils Aga Khan Centre in London's King's Cross

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki completed an education centre featuring roof spaces and courtyards housing eight Islamic gardens for the Aga Khan Foundation, which forms part of the development of King's Cross in London.

Dismantling of Glasgow School of Art set to begin in days

There was an update on the Glasgow School of Art fire this week, as it was announced that a partial deconstruction of the building was set to begin "as soon as possible", after Glasgow City Council concluded that a sudden collapse was likely.

The news followed the revelation that a sprinkler system for the school had been delivered a day before the blaze, although it would have taken weeks for them to be installed and operational.

Olson Kundig reveals plans for Bob Dylan Center in Oklahoma

A proposal for a museum dedicated to Bob Dylan in Tulsa that would be located close to an archive housing 6,000 items belonging to the musical, was revealed by Architecture firm Olson Kundig.

Images of Tod Williams and Billie Tsien's extension and renovation of postmodern architect Charles Moore's Hood Museum of Art were also released this week. The extension will include new galleries to showcase an extended art collection, and expanded teaching facilities.

Dezeen Awards deadline is today

This week also saw a flurry of entries to Dezeen Awards, with the deadline closing at midnight UK time today.

To find out how you can submit your entry in time, visit the how to enter page.

Adidas reveals interactive match ball for knockout stages of World Cup

In technology news Adidas unveiled the Telstar Mechta, a new ball designed for the knockout stage of the World Cup, which includes a near-field communication (NFC) chip embedded into the top of the ball to allow users to interact with it.

Boeing revealed their concept for a hypersonic aircraft that would be able to reach most locations in the world within one to three hours, thanks to technology that would allow the plane to travel at Mach 5 (around 3,836 miles per hour).

Land Ark unveils modern take on classic American RV

Popular projects on Dezeen this week included Colorado startup Land Ark's modern take on classic American RVa stripped-back coffee shop with raw concrete walls in Japan and Virgil Abloh's debut rainbow-hued runway show for Louis Vuitton.