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This week, the architecture profession was linked to high suicide rates

This week on Dezeen: this week it emerged that architects are among the people most likely to take their own life, according to a recent study.

The research carried out by America's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that those who work in architecture and engineering are the fifth most likely to commit suicide, compared to those in other jobs.

Troyer Group opens Noah's Ark theme park in Kentucky as flash floods hit the state
Noah's Ark theme park opens in Kentucky as flash floods hit the US

Also this week, a Noah's Ark-inspired theme park – billed as the world's largest timber-framed building – opened in Kentucky, while we published news that British designer Tom Dixon had opened retail locations in Los Angeles and New York.

The Watergate Hotel renovation by Ron Arad
Ron Arad overhauls public spaces in Washington DC's Watergate Hotel

The hotel in Washington DC made famous by the Watergate scandal was revamped by London studio Ron Arad Architects, and Kean University in New Jersey acquired three properties previously owned by Postmodern architect Michael Graves.

Architects and designers share Brexit anger with protest Instagrams

The repercussions of the UK's decision to leave the European Union continued hit the headlines as British architects and designers took to the streets of London to protest the result.

Brexit will not damage the creative industries, says UK culture secretary

In response, the UK's culture secretary sought to reassure those working in creative industries, saying they will "continue to thrive" despite Brexit. We subsequently reported on the job losses already affecting the sector as a direct result of the referendum.

Advertising agencies unveil rejected Remain campaign posters

Agencies behind the Remain advertising campaign released controversial poster designs that weren't used prior to the vote, and design company Innermost revealed that it is considering moving operations away from the UK.

Lego unveils plans for "informal and inspirational" office campus by CF Møller in Billund
Lego unveils plans for "informal and inspirational" office campus by CF Møller

In other news this week, Scandinavian firm CF Møller designed a new headquarters for Lego in Denmark and plans for Berlin's tallest skyscraper were presented.

Jungle House, Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil, by Studio MK27
World Building of the Year 2016 shortlist announced

The 343 projects shortlisted for awards at the World Architecture Festival were named. A Brazilian rainforest house, a spiralling university building in Tenerife and a bulbous blue drawing studio are among the projects up for the prestigious prize.

Viktor & Rolf AW16 haute-couture fashion collection
Viktor & Rolf's Vagabonds wear haute-couture garments made from scraps of recycled fabrics

During Paris' haute-couture fashion week, Iris van Herpen presented a dress made from thousands of hand-blown glass balls and Viktor & Rolf showcased garments made from recycled fabric.

Es Devlin creates Louis Vuitton cruise collection catwalk in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Es Devlin creates meandering Louis Vuttion catwalk around Oscar Niemeyer museum

Sticking with fashion, we published images of British set designer Es Devlin's twisting pathway around the Oscar Niemeyer-designed Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Niterói for a Louis Vuitton catwalk show, while sports brand Puma unveiled its latest trainers based on a shapeshifting sports car.

K29 Keffiyeh bulletproof headscarf by Salim Al-Kadi
Beirut architect designs bullet-resistant Kevlar keffiyeh headscarf

A Beirut architect created a bullet-resistant Kevlar keffiyeh headscarf, and digital platform Wovns announced its print-on-demand fabric service.

Future Flora by Central Saint Martins graduate Giulia Tomasello
Giulia Tomasello's home-grown sanitary pad helps balance vaginal flora

Popular stories this week included a home-grown sanitary pad designed to prevent yeast infections like thrush, a top-heavy house in Madrid featuring a huge roof terrace and a glass-roof extension added to an early 19th-century house in London.

Lambeth Marsh House Fraher Architects London UK
Fraher Architects adds glass-roofed extension to terraced house in London

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