The frontrunners for the 2016 Carbuncle Cup – the award for Britain's worst new building – included a university building with a latticed facade and a London apartment building described by one nominator as "an open invitation to commit suicide".
The RIBA revealed its shortlist for the Stephen Lawrence Prize, which celebrates UK projects built for under a £1 million.
A copper-clad chapel and a faceted wooden sauna were among the four buildings announced to be competing for Finland's most important architecture prize.
Herzog & de Meuron's Tate Modern Switch House, Ikea's flatpack refugee shelter, and the artwork for David Bowie's final album are among projects nominated for the Design Museum's Designs of the Year awards 2016.
In other design news, we revealed our top exhibitions and installations not to miss during London's first Design Biennale, which starts next week.
In the latest on Brexit, the first major survey of confidence levels since the EU referendum has revealed that both small and large architecture firms fear crashes in their workloads.
Architect Renzo Piano was called upon to lead reconstruction efforts in towns left devastated by the earthquake that struck central Italy last week.
Other big architecture stories included a 3D-printed cabin in Amsterdam that has opened to overnight guests and a call from Londoners for height caps and no-build zones to protect the city from new skyscrapers.
Popular projects this week included a cedar-clad house in New Zealand divided up by courtyards, Calatrava's Oculus at the World Trade Center photographed by Hufton + Crow and a small Tel Aviv apartment renovated to fit a growing family.