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