This week, Apple unveiled iPhone X and Heatherwick’s Cape Town gallery opened

By Trudie Carter

This week on Dezeen, Apple revealed a string of new products during its 2017 keynote and Thomas Heatherwick unveiled South Africa’s biggest art museum.

Apple has announced the iPhone X, a new smartphone with facial recognition capabilities and an edge-to-edge screen. Other new products revealed at the company’s keynote presentation include the iPhone 8 and the third edition of Apple Watch, which can both be charged wirelessly.

Apple Park’s Steve Jobs Theater opens to host 2017 keynote

The keynote took place at inside the Steve Jobs Theatre, located at the company’s brand new headquarters designed by Foster + Partners.

In other breaking news, Thomas Heatherwick’s huge art museum carved out of historic grain silo building in Cape Town officially opened to the public.

Thomas Heatherwick reveals Zeitz MOCAA art galleries carved out of Cape Town grain silo

The designer also revealed that he is “really, really sad” to hear his plans for a park on New York’s Hudson River have been scrapped – just a month after the Garden Bridge was officially ditched.

Cities are considering new measures to prevent vehicle-based terror attacks, with Florence implementing the planters proposed by Stefano Boeri and the Paris deputy mayor suggesting that automated robotic barriers could be a reality within five years.

Florence to adopt Stefano Boeri’s “anti-terror” planters proposal

Two architects from France also made headlines this week. Édouard François claimed that buildings should be made from expensive materials such as gold and silver to encourage recycling and Manuelle Gautrand became the first women to win the “highest award” for European architects.

Spanish architect Rafael Moneo was named architecture laureate for the 2017 Praemium Imperiale, which awards individuals that have excelled in fields not currently recognised by the Nobel Prize.

Foster + Partners revealed a quayside cultural complex for Stockholm’s old town this week, while KAAN Architecten beat stiff competition with its design for a new glazed terminal at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.

KAAN Architecten unveils new glazed terminal for Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport

In UK news, government insiders claimed that Britain’s passport could be designed by a French or German company post-Brexit.

Meanwhile in the US, artist JR has responded to Donald Trump‘s proposed repeal of a programme that helps migrant children with a huge border wall installation, and an “oppressive” ring-shaped sculpture in Wales has been scrapped following public outcry.

Scandinavian-inspired TV stand design wins Dezeen and Samsung’s competition

Turkish designer Fulden Dehneli was named winner of the Dezeen and Samsung QLED TV stand design competition, for her design that combined a stand with a minimal piece of furniture.

We kicked off our coverage of the London Design Festival with Sam Jacob’s urban micro cabin for MINI Living and a colourful light installation at the V&A. We also rounded up the top 10 best residences to visit during Open House London this weekend.

Villa X by Barcode Architects
Villa X is a Dutch house with windows that protrude inwards and outwards

Popular projects this week included a Dutch house with protruding windows, a bushland home clad in zinc to protect it against wildfires and a proposed home with a rotating roof.

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