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Dance of Light skyscraper by Aedas

This week Aedas unveiled the "most twisted tower in the world"

This week on Dezeen, architecture studio Aedas revealed Dance of Light, an office skyscraper in China that has two double-curved facades that make it appear twisted.

The skyscraper has a "twisting angle" of up to 8.8 degrees per floor, which makes it the "most twisted tower in the world," according to the studio.

Built in the Jiangbei District of Chongqing, Dance of Light's curved shape was informed by the shape of the northern lights.

Plant-covered skyscrapers in Tokyo by Ingenhoven Associates
Ingehoven Associates completed skyscraper in Tokyo with plant-covered terraces

In other skyscraper news this week, Ingenhoven Architects' unveiled a pair of plant-covered towers in Tokyo.

Set on either side of Toranomon Hills Tower, Tokyo's tallest building, the two skyscrapers measure 220 metres and 185 metres and are connected by bridges that create a verdant, plant-covered podium.

Necklace the Queen of Denmark by BIG and Georg Jensen 
BIG has designed a necklace for Denmark's queen

Danish studio BIG has collaborated with jewellery brand Georg Jensen to create a necklace for the Queen of Denmark, Margrethe II, celebrating her 50th Jubilee.

Made from sterling silver, the necklace was informed by a temporary installation that BIG designed for Copenhagen square Kongens Nytorv to mark the occasion.

A Tenuto 2 vibrator held in a hand
Tenuto 2 is a vibrating sex toy

In other design news this week, British company MysteryVibe has developed a sex toy to help the wearer achieve and maintain an erection.

The toy, which looks like a penis ring, features four motors that provide localised vibrational therapy to improve circulation in the area.

Retractable pitch in Real Madrid's stadium
An underground pitch storage system is under construction at Santiago Bernabéu stadium

Spanish football club Real Madrid has released a video that showcases the renovation of its Santiago Bernabéu stadium, which is being revamped by Spanish architecture studios L35 and Ribas & Ribas together with German studio GMP Architecten.

The video reveals the design of the stadium's underground storage space, which is 25 metres deep and will hold a retractable pitch that can be hidden away to use the arena for other sports.

Portrait of Marsha Ramroop
Marsha Ramroop spoke to Dezeen about diversity this week

In an interview this week, Dezeen spoke to Marsha Ramroop, the former diversity lead for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA.)

Ramroop spoke of why she believes everybody in the architecture and built environment sector "should be thinking 'what do I need to do differently so I can be more inclusive?'"

Less artwork in Canberra by Pezo von Ellrichshausen
Pezo von Ellrichshausen has designed a pavilion in Canberra

Popular projects this week included a monolithic pavilion in Canberra designed by Pezo van Ellrichshausen, a house on a sloping site in Tokyo and a "poky cottage" that was given a revamp by Invisible Studio.

This week's lookbooks showcased homes with floating staircases and calm green bedrooms.

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