World Trade Center towers

This week we marked the anniversary of 9/11

This week on Dezeen, we reflected on the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers and looked at how they impacted architecture in our 9/11 anniversary series.

As part of the series, we interviewed architect Daniel Libeskind who masterplanned the rebuilding of the site in New York following the attack in 2001.

"Everything changed in architecture" after the 9/11 attacks, he told us in an exclusive interview.

We also looked at how the site was rebuilt and spoke to architects about how the terrorist attack led to "a renaissance of tall building design".

This week also saw the announcement of the Dezeen Awards 2021 shortlists.

We announced the shortlisted projects in the architecture, interiors, design, sustainability and media categories throughout the week.

Information on all the shortlisted projects can be found on the Dezeen Awards website.

Habitats installation at Milan Design Week by Note Design Studio for Vestre
Note Design Studio reuses Vestre fair stand to form indoor park installation

In Milan, the coronavirus-delayed Milan design week took place this week, including trade show Salone del Mobile, which was rebranded as Supersalone.

Note Design Studio created a leafy installation made from one of Vestre's old fair stands while Crafting Plastics and Office MMK presented a scent-infused 3D-printed room divider at the furniture fair.

A hexaganoal performance venue for ABBA by Stufish
Stufish designing hexagonal arena for ABBA reunion tour

In London, British architecture studio Stufish revealed its design for a temporary performance venue that will be built to host Swedish pop group ABBA's reunion tour.

The 3,000 capacity arena will be built from mass timber and host the band's virtual reunion tour from 27 May 2022.

Norman Foster on coronavirus
Norman Foster criticises architects' "hypocritical moral stance" on airports

Continuing the debate over the validity of architects designing airports, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Norman Foster called architects that walk away from designing airports "hypocritical".

"I do feel passionately that we have to address the infrastructure of mobility," he said in a TV interview. "We have to reduce its carbon footprint, like everything else. We can't walk away from it. We can't adopt a hypocritical moral stance."

Juno mass timber housing
Former Apple design director launches mass-timber housing company "to bring productisation to the built environment"

In the US, Apple's former design director BJ Siegel has set up a company that aims to bring the computer company's ethos to the housing sector.

In an exclusive interview, Siegel explained how the company is building mass timber housing from a kit of components built in factories in the US.

Moore House by Woods + Dangaran
Woods + Dangaran updates 1960s California home by Craig Ellwood

Popular projects this week included a renovation of a mid-century residence in Los Angeles and a house with twisted brick walls in the Indian city of Trivandrum.

Our lookbook this week focused on Shaker-style interiors.

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