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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.