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Image of the revamped Two World Trade Center

This week latest World Trade Center skyscraper designs were revealed

This week on Dezeen, leaked images showing the latest design by Foster + Partners for the Two World Trade Center skyscraper in New York City were uncovered. 

The renderings show an updated version of the long-awaited skyscraper that now contains stepped sections and tree-covered balconies.

It is the latest design revealed for the building, which has had multiple plans drawn up by Foster + Partners and Danish studio BIG. When complete it will be one of the final components of the World Trade Center complex.

Christophe Dubi
Christophe Dubi spoke to Dezeen in an exclusive interview

As the Olympics continues in Beijing, we spoke to the games' executive director Christophe Dubi who set out his visions for future games, which will be hosted in a combination of existing venues and temporary structures.

"We don't have a requirement to build anymore, so virtually any city can host the games," he said.

Social housing in Barcelona by Peris+Toral Arquitectes
The Mies van der Rohe Award finalists were revealed this week

In architecture news, the shortlist for the 2022 Mies van der Rohe Award was revealed.

The Stirling Prize-winning Town House by Grafton Architects and a Spanish social housing project (pictured) are among the five finalists.

Coachella Valley Savings & Loan by E Stewart Williams
Modernism week took place in Palm Springs

In the US, Modernism Week took place in Palm Springs.

To mark this year's event we rounded up 11 standout modernist buildings in the Californian desert city including the Coachella Valley Savings & Loan bank by E Stewart Williams (pictured).

Wildflower Studios film studio in New York City
BIG revealed its design for a multi-storey film studio

Also in the US, Danish studio BIG revealed its updated design for a 44-metre-high film studio in New York City.

Claimed to be the "first vertical film studio in the world", the building is designed for local developer Wildflower Ltd, which is collaborating with American actor Robert De Niro on the project.

Yellow high-tech house
MACH completed a high-tech house in Barcelona

Popular projects on Dezeen this week included a yellow high-tech house in Barcelona (pictured), a plywood-lined loft extension in London and a timber-framed "orangery".

Our lookbooks this week focused on white kitchens and offices with wooden bleachers.

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