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Rio 2016 Olympic venues photographed by Giles Price

This week, anticipation mounted ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics

This week on Dezeen: the countdown to this year's Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro entered its final stages this week, with images of completed venues and news of unfinished facilities both emerging.

Rio 2016 Athletes Village remains unfinished ahead of Olympic Games

Rio 2016 is due to kick off on Friday 5 August, but some athletes arrived in the city to an Olympic Village where more than half the buildings had still not passed final checks.

Rio 2016 handball arena will dismantle to become four schools

Thankfully, sporting venues including the box-shaped handball arena and facilities at the 2.5 million-square-metre Deodoro Olympic Park are ready for the games to begin.

Giles Price's aerial photographs show impact of Olympic venues on Rio (also main image)

Ahead of the event, British photographer Giles Price took to the skies to capture aerial photographs that highlight the impact of the new infrastructure on the city.

Dezeen's Brexit Design Summit
Designers and architects describe "shock" in their offices after Brexit vote

In other news this week, we reported the findings from our Brexit design summit convened in response to the EU referendum result.

Dezeen's Brexit Design Summit
Brexit could force UK firms to "become more European" and expand overseas

Leading practitioners, retailers, writers and lawyers attended the event, and issues ranging from design education in the UK, London's reliance on overseas workers and the potential necessity to relocate businesses to Europe were all discussed.

RIBA Brexit
RIBA calls for national investment and freedom of movement to help architects tackle Brexit

Elsewhere, the Royal Institute of British Architects drafted demands for the UK government to help architects to deliver economic growth when the country leaves the European Union.

Architecture students report mental health issues according to AJ survey
Quarter of UK architecture students report mental health issues

New reports showed that more than a quarter of architecture students in the UK reported mental health issues related to their studies, and that creative industries continued to grow more than any other business sector in the country.

Plans for tiny house by Foundry Architects made available for purchase

In architecture news, plans for a tiny house were made available for purchase and a three-sided skyscraper became Mexico City's tallest tower.

The Four Seasons restaurant
Auction of Philip Johnson's The Four Seasons restaurant interior raises over $4.1 million

In the US, Elon Musk outlined his vision for Tesla-made autonomous electric busses and trucks, and the auction selling furnishings from Philip Johnson's iconic The Four Seasons restaurant raised over $4.1 million.

Melania Trump's website deleted after architecture degree claim debunked

The website of Melania Trump, wife of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, was taken down after it emerged her claim of completing an architecture degree was false, while current president Barack Obama selected Jackson Park in Chicago as the site to build the library commemorating his term in office.

Tinhouse by Rural Design
The Tinhouse by Rural Design is a self-built corrugated-metal dwelling on a Scottish island

Popular projects on Dezeen this week included a shed-like holiday home on Scotland's Isle of Skye, a redesigned colostomy bag designed for use during intimate moments and a concrete chapel proposed for the Swiss Alps.

Chapel in Switzerland by Joaquim Portela Arquitetos
Alpine chapel designed by Joaquim Portela Arquitetos as a giant light funnel

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