This week's biggest architecture and design stories on Dezeen
New Google logo 2015

This week, Google unveiled its new logo and the UK's "worst" building was named

This week on Dezeen: our roundup of this week's top stories kicks off with Google's new sans-serif logo (pictured), and also includes the winner of this year's Carbuncle Cup – an award created to name and shame bad architecture in the UK.

Unveiled this week, Google's simplified logo features a more rounded typeface than its predecessor but retains the company's bold colour scheme.

Walkie Talkie wins Carbuncle Cup 2015
Walkie Talkie wins Carbuncle Cup 2015

Rafael Viñoly's Walkie Talkie skyscraper was named as the worst building in the UK this year, continuing its stint of bad press after melting cars and being blamed for powerful downdraughts.

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The Broad museum designed by Diller, Scofidio + Renfro

The first official images of The Broad museum designed by Diller, Scofidio + Renfro were released, and plans for a rammed-earth visitors' centre at Europe's largest modern and contemporary sculpture park were announced.

Apple Campus 2 One Infinite Loop latest drone footage Foster Partners
Apple Campus 2 by Foster + Partners

An unofficial drone movie captured the progress on the Foster-designed Apple Campus 2, while the appointment of Frank Gehry to redevelop a barren river in Los Angeles was criticised.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo
Withdrawn Tokyo 2020 Olympics logos

Japan ditched its logo for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics amidst copyright controversy and artist Olafur Eliasson launched a crowdfunding campaign for solar-powered mobile phone chargers.

New Zealand four potential flag designs shortlist
New Zealand shortlists four designs for crowdsourced national flag

In other news, New Zealand revealed the final four designs as part of its quest to find a new national flag.

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002 by Toyo Ito and Cecil Balmond
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002 by Toyo Ito and Cecil Balmond

We continued our exclusive series of video interviews celebrating the 15th Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by looking back at Toyo Ito's 2002 installation, and assessed how crowdfunding platforms are "changing the game" for public architecture projects.

House in Hatogaya by Schemata Architects
House in Hatogaya by Schemata Architects

Popular projects this week on Dezeen included a pared-back Japanese house, condom packaging based on different vegetable girths and a range of outdoor furniture by the Bouroullec brothers.

Palissade outdoor furniture by Studio Bouroullec for Hay
Palissade outdoor furniture by Studio Bouroullec for Hay

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