Readers pay tribute to David Bowie in Dezeen comments update

This week, Alejandro Aravena was named Pritzker laureate and tributes were paid to David Bowie

This week on Dezeen: the death of legendary musician and creative force David Bowie, and the announcement of this year's Pritzker Prize winner dominated headlines this week.

David Bowie illustration by Helen Green
David Bowie illustration by Helen Green

Illustrators and graphic designers created tributes to David Bowie and posted images interpreting his iconic style, while Dezeen editors selected their favourite design moments from the musician's career.

Gareth Hoskins
Gareth Hoskins

Respects were also paid to Scottish architect Gareth Hoskins, who died aged 48 following a short illness.

Alejandro Aravena
Alejandro Aravena. Portrait by Cristobal Palma

Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena was named as the 2016 recipient of the Pritzker Prize, and spoke exclusively to Dezeen about the failure of universities.

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Zaha Hadid
Zaha Hadid refuses to hand over copyright for unpaid Japan stadium designs

The organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics refused to pay Zaha Hadid for her scrapped stadium, then Kengo Kuma denied plagiarising the design when drafting its replacement.

AIA reveals winners of 2016 Honor Awards for the year's best American architecture

Eighteen of this year's best US architecture projects were awarded by the American Institute of Architects and Henning Larsen got the go-ahead for a ring-shaped extension to a Danish hospital.

432 Park Avenue New York by Raphael Viñoly
432 Park Avenue New York by Raphael Viñoly

Instagram users captured dramatic images of 432 Park Avenue, the super-tall tower in Manhattan by Rafael Viñoly Architects, and a shoe-shaped church was built in Taiwan to encourage female visitors.

The Heygate Estate, south London
David Cameron pledges to demolish UK's "brutal" council estates

UK prime minister David Cameron revealed plans to bulldoze post-war housing estates in Britain, describing them as "brutal" and a "gift to criminals and drug dealers". The director of a prominent heritage organisation urged Cameron to reconsider.

Renzo Piano London Street skyscraper
Terry Farrell attacks Renzo Piano's "piecemeal, opportunistic" Paddington skyscraper

In other news, Terry Farrell attacked Renzo Piano's plans for a 72-storey skyscraper in London before unveiling his own rival scheme.

160 Leroy Residence by Herzog and de Meuron
160 Leroy Residence by Herzog & de Meuron

New images were published Herzog & de Meuron's latest Manhattan condo building, and the Swiss firm launched an online shop to sell its collection of design objects.

Casa Wabi Bosco Studio House by Tadao Ando
Casa Wabi Bosco Studio House by Tadao Ando

Japanese architect Tadao Ando completed a house and art centre for a picturesque site on the Mexican seafront and the second-tallest building in the world was completed in Shanghai.

McDonalds 2016 rebrand
McDonald's 2016 rebrand

In design news, McDonald's rolled out simplified packaging and American auto brand VLF Automotive unveiled its Force 1 supercar amid a legal battle with British manufacturer Aston Martin.

Janet Echelman 1.8 installation for Lumiere London
Janet Echelman 1.8 installation for Lumiere London

Popular projects this week on Dezeen included Janet Echelman's billowing installation above London's busy Oxford Circus junction, Mae Architects' renovation of an unloved housing estate and a concrete Portuguese house overlooking a valley.

Hillington Square by Mae Architects
Hillington Square by Mae Architects

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