This week on Dezeen: Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena used his Pritzker Prize ceremony to announce plans for combatting the global housing crisis this week, and the Dezeen team looked ahead to the world's biggest and most important design fair.
After leading a one-minute silence in tribute to Zaha Hadid, Aravena revealed his intention to release a number of his residential designs to the public as an open-source resource.
With Milan design week just around the corner, the Dezeen team presented their pick of the trends already emerging from the city's annual design fair.
Design for children, projects for refugees, new Chinese brands, and furniture built for compact living spaces are all set to feature prominently.
Among the products for younger users due to launch at the event are a minimal rocking horse by Nendo and a swing by Philippe Starck – both part of Italian design brand Kartell's collection of children-friendly furniture.
Dezeen will be out and about for the duration of the five-day event, using #milanogram2016 on Instagram to provide previews of exhibitions and installations, as well as images of the best products and parties across the city. See all our coverage of Milan design week 2016 so far »
In other news, organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics unveiled a shortlist of new logo designs to replace the controversial original and Boston architecture students complained about the university's "unacceptable" studio space.
In an exclusive interview with Dezeen, the founders of Danish design brand Hay claimed that Chinese consumers are developing a taste for western furniture and lifestyles thanks to evening classes hosted by Ikea.
David Chipperfield released details of his plans to convert a London-based US Embassy into a luxury hotel and graduate students at Iowa State University designed a palatial compound for US troops fighting in Afghanistan.