This week on Dezeen: two proposals for glass-bottomed swimming pools suspended between large-rise buildings went viral this week.
Glass-bottomed swimming pool to be suspended ten storeys over south London
The first swimming-pool layout to hit the headlines this week was described by its developers in London as the “world’s first”, but a 2nd dizzying design and style presently underneath development in India (main picture) was quickly publicised in its wake.
Preston Bus Station redevelopment by John Puttick Associates
US practice John Puttick Associates won the competitors to overhaul the Brutalist and Grade-II listed Preston Bus Station and Zaha Hadid finished a protective canopy for New York’s Higher Line.
BIG’s smoke-ring-blowing chimney launched Kickstarter
Large launched a crowdfunding campaign for its smoke-ring-blowing chimney undertaking and a Berlin crowdsourcing platform announced an open style competition to repurpose a defunct railway bridge.
Container Skyscraper, Mumbai by CRG Architects
Strategies to substitute slum housing with a pair of skyscrapers formed from shipping containers were released, although architectural designer James Furzer designed parasitic housing for London’s homeless.
Linear park in Mexico City by Fernando Romero
In other information, architects in Mexico uncovered a masterplan for a public park in the middle of a active city street and Dezeen View Keep redesigned its internet site.
Denise Scott Brown
Denise Scott Brown defended Postmodernism, while Owen Hatherley explored the controversial movement’s “unforgivable” legacy in the latest pieces from our summertime-prolonged series.
Battery-powered Onean surfboard
Well-liked tasks this week on Dezeen included a battery-powered board for waveless surfing, glove-like socks manufactured from a material stronger than steel and a residential extension added to a heritage-listed property in London.
JJ Residence by Room Group Architects
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