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Unbuilt Gordon Strong Automobile rendering

This week we visualised Frank Lloyd Wright's unbuilt buildings

This week on Dezeen, we published a set of renderings of unbuilt projects by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright created by Spanish architect David Romero.

The visuals of the unbuilt works, which were created by Romero from original drawings by Wright, include a mile-high skyscraper in Chicago and floating cabins for the Lake Tahoe Summer Colony.

Norman Foster portrait
Norman Foster explained his sustainability ethos

We spoke to British architect Norman Foster who explained his studio's approach towards sustainability in an exclusive interview.

Foster defended the use of concrete, argued that his studio had designed "more timber buildings than probably any of the other architects" and explained his views towards aviation that led to him withdrawing from the climate group Architects Declare.

Louis Vuitton store with Yayoi Kusama-inspired polkadots
Louis Vuitton's stores were redecorated with Yayoi Kusama's polka dots

In anticipation of its collaboration with Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama, luxury brand Louis Vuitton added her signature polka-dots to several stores around the world.

To mark the partnership, we rounded up eight of Kusama's key collaborations and products.

Mui Board 2nd Gen by Mui Lab
Mui Lab launched a smart home control hub

In other design news, Japanese brand Mui Lab unveiled a minimalist control hub for smart homes that looks like a plank of wood.

We also looked at everyday designs rethought by designers to maximise accessibility and inclusivity including tableware, clothing and electronics.

MIT Harvard study finds secret to durability of ancient Roman concrete
Researchers solved the mystery of "self-healing" concrete

This week also saw researchers claim to have solved the mystery of ancient Rome's "self-healing" concrete.

The team from MIT and Harvard found the ancient Romans made their concrete with quicklime rather than the more typical slaked lime and are now aiming to create a modern version of the recipe.

Boulder-like cabin in woodland
A cabin disguised as a boulder was popular this week

Popular projects featured on Dezeen this week included a cabin in France disguised as a boulder, a glass home wrapped around an apple tree in Quebec and an office in a black timber-clad barn.

Our latest lookbooks focused on hotel interiors enriched by decadent jewel tones and kitchens with marble surfaces.

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