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This week, BIG planned a Burning Man installation and Foster + Partners unveiled the Macau Apple Store

This week, BIG launched a campaign to crowdfund for a huge mirrored sphere at Burning Man festival and Foster + Partners completed a new Apple Store in Macau.

BIG's Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange began a campaign on crowdfunding website Indiegogo this week to raise $50,000 for a "giant reflective art piece" at Burning Man festival.

The Orb will be erected at the playa of the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert later this year – if the targeted amount of donations is achieved.

Foster + Partners unveils Apple Store in Macau with translucent stone walls and bamboo

The Foster + Partners-designed Apple Centre Cotai was unveiled this week, which features tall shoots of bamboo and an innovative facade made from a composite of glass and stone, that allows light to pass through it.

David Chipperfield joins calls for Glasgow School of Art to be rebuilt

Leading British architect David Chipperfield joined calls to rebuild the Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed Glasgow School of Art, which burnt down last month, citing the building as a "monument of exceptional importance".

Engineering studio Close to Bone announced plans to rebuild and enlarge The Vlooyberg Tower in Belgium after it fell victim to an arson attack at the end of June. The practice originally completed the project in 2013 to act as a viewing platform.

Ole Scheeren designs twin Vancouver skyscrapers to be vertical villages

German architect Büro Ole Scheeren revealed plans for twin skyscrapers in Vancouver made from irregularly stacked glass boxes that would act as vertical villages.

Renderings were also released of Thomas Heatherwick's £700 million plans to overhaul west London's Olympia events centre, which will see the 130-year old venue converted into office space and studios for creative businesses.

MAD's Gardenhouse residences take shape in Beverly Hills

In other architecture news, photographs of MAD's residential complex in California showed that the scheme had topped out. Gardenhouse is the first US project by the Chinese studio.

Iranian architect Alireza Taghaboni was the recipient of the The Royal Academy of Arts' inaugural Dorfman Award, which aims to highlight talent that "represents the future of architecture".

MIT engineers create 3D-printed magnetic shape-shifters

In design news, engineers from MIT created a series of soft, 3D-printed structures, that can be magnetically manipulated to transform their shape "almost instantaneously".

144-year-old Danish lighting company Louis Poulsen was acquired by Investindustrial, an Italian investment firm that also owns Flos, B&B Italia and Oka, for an undisclosed amount from Polaris, subject to regulatory approval.

Studios of Dutch architecture firms including OMA, MVRDV and UNStudio revealed in photos

Popular projects on Dezeen this week included a portable kitchen set for millennials, Marc Goodwin's photo series showing architecture studios in the Netherlands and Álvaro Siza Viera's minimalist chapel in the south of Portugal.