This week on Dezeen: Antoni Gaudi’s Sagrada Família basilica entered the final stage of development this week 90 years after the architect’s death, while Nike celebrated Back to the Future day with the release of its eagerly anticipated self-lacing sneakers.
Sagrada Familía by Antoni Gaudi, also primary picture
6 new towers will be added to the Roman Catholic basilica in Barcelona, completing operate that was begun by Spanish architect Gaudi in 1882.
Michael J Fox attempting on the initial pair of Nike’s Back to the Potential self-lacing sneakers
A host of brands celebrated Back to the Future day – the date fictional characters Marty McFly and Doc Brown travelled to in 1980s sci-fi film. Tech company Arx Pax launched an updated hoverboard style, and sports brand Nike employed the occasion to release its edition of the self-lacing shoes McFly wears in the hit film.
Elon Musk’s Hyperloop large-speed transportation network
In other news this week, it was announced that a test track for the Hyperloop high-velocity transportation network will start building in California next month, whilst a modular residential tower designed to supply a solution to New York’s inexpensive housing shortage neared completion.
Renzo Piano draws up styles for his subsequent London skyscraper
Renzo Piano revealed his most recent skyscraper layout for London and images emerged showcasing an infinity pool at a Foster + Partners-designed constructing that will overlook the city’s iconic Battersea Electrical power Station.
TX5 battery-powered black cab by The London Taxi Firm
In the week that China’s president Xi Jinping produced a state check out to the United kingdom, Chinese-owned manufacturer The London Taxi Organization revealed what it described as the “new generation” of battery-powered black cabs.
The Globe of Charles and Ray Eames exhibition at the Barbican
In other London news, a major retrospective of perform by Modernist designers Charles and Ray Eames opened at the city’s Barbican gallery, prompting Dezeen columnist Sam Jacob to query regardless of whether it issues that the Eames identify has taken on a lifestyle of its own.
Museum of Indigenous Knowledge by Kengo Kuma
Kengo Kuma hit the headlines right after releasing plans for a cave-shaped and plant-covered museum dedicated to Filipino historical past and Frank Gehry became the latest architect to design a boat.
The ditched Tokyo 2020 Olympics emblem by Kenjiro Sano
Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers launched a public competitors to source a substitute brand to the design and style they ditched final month and the crowdfunding trend continued as the Cooper Hewitt museum in New York launched a campaign to increase income for its Layout in the Classroom programme.
Style Academy Eindhoven college students “see crisis in the world and reply to it”
Dutch Layout Week was dominated by tasks responding to the existing refugee crisis in Europe, which includes a travelling embassy and a conceptual citizenship-sharing network.
Mountain Residence in Serbia by EXE Studio
Well-liked projects on Dezeen this week included a small mountain dwelling in Serbia, a prefabricated floating residence and a clockwork sex toy.
Wind-up sex toy by Bastiaan Buijs
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