Tadao Ando and Kengo Kuma designing holiday homes for Kim Kardashian

This week Kim Kardashian revealed Tadao Ando and Kengo Kuma were designing her holiday homes

This week on Dezeen, we covered the news that leading Japanese architects Tadao Ando and Kengo Kuma are designing holiday homes for the American reality star Kim Kardashian.

In a recent Vogue interview, Kardashian explained how she commissioned the architects to create a "zen" mansion in Palm Springs and a lakeside lodge for celebrating the Fourth of July.

Pritzker Architecture Prize winning-architect Ando is designing a two-storey mansion with a curved triangular footprint while Kuma is said to be working on a "glass-and-wood lake house".

Rediscovered Mies van der Rohe building
A Mies van der Rohe-designed building completed in Indiana

In architecture news, a building designed in 1952 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was finally realised at Indiana University in Bloomington.

New York architecture studio Thomas Phifer and Partners adapted the design to create what is now called the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design, more than 50 years after the architect's death.

MIT engineers invent plastic that is stronger than steel
MIT engineers have invented plastic that is stronger than steel

In design news, MIT engineers announced the invention of a new type of plastic that is stronger than steel and has "very unusual properties".

The material, which is referred to as 2DPA-1, has similar properties to plastic as it is light and mouldable yet differs in that it has much greater strength and resistance.

Dezeen Awards 2022 judges announced
Sou Fujimoto, Benedetta Tagliabue and Paula Scher were named judges for Dezeen Awards 2022

Following the launch of Dezeen Awards 2022, we announced the first 15 judges.

Among the judges announced so far are notable architects Sou Fujimoto and Benedetta Tagliabue, industrialist Alberto Alessi and visual artist Charlotte Taylor.

Killa Design's Museum of the Future opens in Dubai
Killa Design's Museum of the Future opened in Dubai

In Dubai, the Museum of the Future opened its doors to the public. Heralded as "the most beautiful building in the world" by the emirate's ruler, the seven-storey building contains exhibits dedicated to the future and hosts workshops for testing emerging technology.

Designed by local studio Killa Design, it is positioned alongside Dubai's elevated train line near the Burj Khalifa skyscraper – the world's tallest building.

Entrance to The Boring Company's LVCC Loop system with white Teslas in front, used to illustrate a story about the North Miami Beach Loop
Elon Musk proposed a Tesla tunnel in Miami

In transport news, Elon Musk's infrastructure firm The Boring Company submitted plans to build the North Miami Beach Loop tunnel in Miami.

The six-mile-long tunnel, through which a fleet of Teslas would operate, would connect the commuter railway station at Golden Glades with Sunny Isles Beach on the city's eastern coast.

View of a bookshelf, staircase and kitchen on the interior of Danish Mews House by Neil Dusheiko Architects
Neil Dusheiko transformed a London fashion showroom into light-filled home

Popular projects this week included a light-filled home in west London, a vacation home in Columbia and a sunken house in rural Mexico.

Our lookbooks this week focused on terrazzo floors and interiors that swap corners for curves.

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