Bjarke Ingels

This week Bjarke Ingels designed a desert city in America

This week on Dezeen, BIG founder Bjarke Ingels revealed that he is master planning a "new city in America" for five million people.

The city, named Telosa, is being designed for US entrepreneur Marc Lore and set to be built on an unoccupied 150,000-acre site in the US desert "from scratch".

"Our vision is to create a new city in America that sets a global standard for urban living, expands human potential and becomes a blueprint for future generations," said a statement from Telosa.

3D-printed home in Austin
Logan Architecture and ICON complete "first 3D-printed homes for sale in the US"

Also in the USA, Logan Architecture completed four 3D-printed homes in Austin, which developer ICON claims are the first 3D-printed houses available for sale in the country.

"They are the first 3D-printed homes for sale in the US and ready for move-in," ICON told Dezeen.

UAE pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale
UAE wins Golden Lion for best pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale

In other architecture news, United Arab Emirates' Wetland pavilion curated by Wael Al Awar and Kenichi Teramoto has won the Golden Lion for Best National Participation at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale.

The UAE pavilion, which investigates using salt as an alternative to Portland cement, was named the winner for its focus on the construction possibilities of waste materials.

Coso male contraceptive device by Rebecca Weiss
Rebecca Weiss designs ultrasound-powered male contraceptive device

In design news, Technical University in Munich graduate Rebecca Weiss won a James Dyson Award for her design concept for a male contraceptive device.

The device would use ultrasound waves to temporarily halt sperm regeneration.

Sou Fujimoto's Medusa at London Design Festival
Five architecture and design events in September from Dezeen Events Guide

As September began we looked ahead to the biggest events taking place this month.

These include the 15th edition of Design Miami/Basel, the return of London Design Festival and a special version of Salone del Mobile. Check Dezeen Events Guide for more details.

Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum by Kengo Kuma
Ten projects that showcase Kengo Kuma's "unexpected and innovative" approach

This week we took a look at the work of Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. The author of Kuma Complete Works 1988-Today picked 10 key projects designed by the architect from the book.

We also interviewed architect Jane Hall, the author of Woman Made: Great Women Designers, an A to Z-style book charting the work of both iconic and unknown female product designers over the last century.

Saltbox Passive House
L'Abri and Construction Rocket complete Saltbox Passive House in Quebec

Popular projects this week included a Passive House in Quebec, Surf House in Santa Cruz by Feldman Architecture and the plant-covered Tsuruoka House in Tokyo.

Our lookbooks this week focused on home libraries and living rooms featuring wooden panelling.

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