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.
Respects were also paid to Scottish architect Gareth Hoskins, who died aged 48 following a short illness.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
In other news, Terry Farrell attacked Renzo Piano's plans for a 72-storey skyscraper in London before unveiling his own rival scheme.
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.
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.