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This week, people reacted to Elon Musk’s Cybertruck

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This week, Elon Musk envisioned the future while Norman Foster looked back to the past

This week on Dezeen, Tesla‘s futuristic Cybertruck polarised opinions and we continued  our high-tech architecture show .

The Cybertruck is a bulletproof electric pickup truck created from steel which has armoured glass windows.

The vehicle’s unconventional, sci-fi-style style divided opinions on social networking , as a few praised Musk for his”courage” in creating such a”fascinating” automobile, and others hailed it “ridiculous”.

Lego also responded to the launch by mocking Tesla with a “guaranteed shatterproof” brick version of the Cybertruck.

Foster’s HSBC construction in Hong Kong is a radical high-tech skyscraper

We now continued our high-tech architecture series this week with a profile of Italian architect Renzo Piano along with his mile-long Kansai International Airport.

We also have taken a look at Foster’s high-tech building intended for HSBC — that both the forty-four-storey headquarters to the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, that launched the architect as an global brand.

Crystal Palace has been”birth of modern architecture” says Norman Foster

Foster also demonstrated to Dezeen that if he could go to any construction from history, it could be the Crystal Palace, designed by Joseph Paxton to house the 1851 Great Exhibition in London.He cited this construction as a major influence on high tech structure and branded it”the birth of modern architecture”.

Foster + Partners completes luxury Principal Tower in London

Foster’s firm completed its initial residential skyscraper in London this week, and this takes the form of 3 different-sized volumes organized in a cruciform.

Named Principal Tower, the 50-storey construction contains luxury apartments and marks the conclusion of Principal Place — a development situated between Shoreditch and the city’s financial district.

Frank Gehry crowns Louis Vuitton Maison Seoul with glass sails

Also in architecture news, Frank Gehry topped the white stone construction of Louis Vuitton Maison Seoul with a heap of glass for a nod to traditional Korean architecture.

Designed to”give an impression of flight”, the glass panels help filter light through the building’s interiors, that were created by architect Peter Marino.

Snøhetta Intends to make all its buildings carbon negative inside 20 years

This week Snøhetta announced it will target to make all its buildings carbon negative within another 20 years.

The move means that their buildings will create more energy than they have over their lifetime, which comprises the carbon emitted during the production of construction materials, construction, operation and decommissioning.

Plastic bubbles incorporated into high-rise to reduce concrete use by 35 percent

Also popular with Dezeen readers turned into a German construction project that saved an estimated 136 tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering the air by construction with concrete slabs which have air pockets made from recycled plastic.

Those air pockets’ addition mean the slabs include up to 35 per cent less material than strong reinforced concrete.

TBA adds cedar-clad expansion to white farmhouse from Quebec

Other stories which Dezeen readers appreciated this week included a cedar-clad expansion to a white farmhouse in Quebec, also a brightly colored emblem for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, also IKEA’s redesign of the Mars Desert Research Station.

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