Balenciaga's Berlin store

Balenciaga's Berlin store features in today's Dezeen Weekly newsletter

The latest edition of our Dezeen Weekly newsletter features Balenciaga's first Berlin retail space, which pays tribute to the city's modernist architecture.

Continuing the brand's raw architecture aesthetic, the store's monolithic concrete interior contrasts with the grade II-listed neoclassical building in which it is housed. Commenters are divided over the design, with one likening it to a "large city's sewer system".

The newsletter also included the news that two of the UK's leading architects – high-tech architecture pioneer Richard Rogers and WilkinsonEyre co-founder Chris Wilkinson – passed away this week.

Tree inside The Greenery

Other stories in this week's newsletter include a nature-filled Italian farmhouse by Carlo Ratti Associati and Italo Rota, a mixed-use high-rise in the Netherlands designed by MVRDV and our round up of the 10 most impressive British architecture projects featured on Dezeen this year.

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