This week we revealed plans for supertall skyscrapers and a casino at Hudson Yards

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This week on Dezeen, plans were announced to expand the Hudson Yards development in New York with a series of supertall skyscrapers and a casino.

Developer Related Companies and Wynn Resorts released a series of renderings showing what the potential skyscrapers could look like, following proposals submitted to the city in February.

The renders show three skyscrapers directly west of the current Hudson Yards development, one of which will have a casino at its base.

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A bridge hotel is set to be built at Neom

This week also saw Saudi development Neom unveil its latest hotel resort planned for the Gulf of Aqaba coast, which is being designed by US studio Mark Foster Gage Architects.

Named Treyam, the 250-room hotel will be contained within a 450-metre-long bridge that will be topped with an infinity pool along its entire length.

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We interviewed the Dune: Part Two production designer

Following the release of Dune: Part Two, we interviewed production designer Patrice Vermette about the films sets, which we published alongside a set of exclusive images.

According to Vermette, he put himself “in the position of the architect” when designing the film sets.

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Foster + Partners and Sasaki Associates are designing a city for for Idris Elba

In architecture news, it was revealed that Foster + Partners and Sasaki Associates are designing a smart city for up to a million people in Sierra Leone for actor Idris Elba.

Also this week, Foster + Partners unveiled renderings of an office tower set to be built in Hollywood that will be wrapped in spiralling, plant-filled terraces.

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“Social housing has become a matter of enclaves and micro-sites” said Owen Hatherley

We continued our Social Housing Revival series with an opinion written by Owen Hatherley, who wrote that “social housing has become a matter of enclaves and micro-sites”.

Also, we interviewed Californian politician Alex Lee, who said that social housing is America’s “missing tool” to solve the housing crisis.

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Japan’s tallest building was unveiled

In Japan, US studio Pelli Clarke & Partners unveiled the country’s tallest skyscraper, which forms part of the Azabudai Hills development in Tokyo.

Named Mori JP Tower, the skyscraper overtook the 300-metre-tall Abeno Harukas in Osaka to become the country’s tallest building.

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Adjaye Associates restructured its leadership team

In other architecture news, Adjaye Associates appointed three CEOs – Kofi Bio, Lucy Tilley and Pascale Sablan – to lead the studio into its “next chapter”.

The revamped leadership structure was announced eight months after the studio lost numerous projects in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against its founder.

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A home within an old mill was one of this week’s most popular projects

Popular projects this week include a family home set within an old mill in Slovakia, a house designed to stand up to wildfires in California and a cork-block house in Spain.

Our latest lookbooks featured Mexican holiday homes characterised by earthy hues and interiors where full-length curtains add a touch of drama.

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