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Elizabeth Line Crossrail station

This week we revealed the architecture of the Elizabeth Line

This week on Dezeen, we rounded up 10 new central stations along the Elizabeth Line, the highly anticipated subterranean railway that opens in London next week.

With the Elizabeth Line set to open on 24 May, our guide to its architecture focuses on the central section of the line that includes stations designed by architecture studios WilkinsonEyre and Hawkins\Brown.

Also known as Crossrail, the long-awaited project is the biggest expansion of London's underground railway network in more than a century.

Image of Google's Bay View campus reflecting in a lake
BIG and Heatherwick completed a campus for Google

In architecture news, Dezeen reported on the opening of search engine company Google's new office campus in Silicon Valley, California.

Designed by architecture studios BIG and Heatherwick Studio, the Bay View campus has sweeping, scale-like panels across its roof. As well as containing two office buildings for Google employees, the campus has an events centre and 240 short-term employee accommodation units.

Frank Gehry
Frank Gehry was a key deconstructivist architect

We continued our series on deconstructivism with a profile piece on Canadian architect Frank Gehry. The profile traces Gehry's oeuvre from his beginnings as a student in Los Angeles, to winning the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1989 and creating cultural projects across the globe.

Following his profile, we revisited Gehry's Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, a building that reignited the city's economy and brought global attention to deconstructivism.

Render of Goldilocks scale housing
Vishaan Chakrabarti explained his solution to the global housing crisis

In an opinion piece, architect and urbanist Vishaan Chakrabarti argued that "Goldilocks" buildings – a term he coined to describe high-density, low-rise urban housing models – are the key to accommodating another three billion people on the planet.

Chakrabarti said that over the next 80 years, as populations grow and continue to put a strain on the environment, it could solve our global housing and climate problems.

The Salk Institute at sunset
Louis Vuitton had a catwalk show at Louis Kahn's Salk Institute

In California, Louis Vuitton debuted its 2023 cruise collection at the Salk Institute, a brutalist building by US architect Louis Kahn that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.

The French fashion house showcased a range of shimmering garments that look like body armour against a backdrop of the setting sun.

Aerial view of Caterpillar hill by Whitten Architects
Whitten Architects created a home on stilts to "evoke a treehouse"

Popular projects this week included a home on stilts in Maine, a Portuguese farmhouse and a multi-generational home in England.

Our lookbooks this week focused on bedrooms with mezzanine levels and green living rooms that prove the colour's versatility.

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