Google unveiled a typeface that spans every written language, and this year's Stirling Prize was awarded to Caruso St John with its gallery for Damien Hirst.
Caruso St John Architects was named RIBA Stirling Prize 2016 winner on Thursday evening for Newport Street Gallery – an exhibition space that showcases the personal art collection of British artist Damien Hirst.
Google revealed the results of a long-term collaboration with international font company Monotype, to create a typeface that can be used by everyone in the world, and which spans every written language.
Google also launched several new products this week, including an own-brand smartphone to compete with Apple's iPhone and an all-knowing voice-controlled assistant for the home.
In addition, the tech giant unveiled a fabric version of its VR headset, which is designed to be compatible with its new smartphone.
Studio Mumbai founder Bijoy Jain unveiled his completed MPavilion in Melbourne – a square structure built from seven kilometres of bamboo and wood, but not the cow dung originally planned.
Speaking at the opening of his exhibition Fit, British sculptor Anthony Gormley told Dezeen that London's latest crop of skyscrapers don't give enough back to the city.
Elsewhere in London, the city's Natural History Museum won planning permission for a major upgrade of its entrance areas. New public spaces will include a subterranean cloister and a wildlife garden.
French designer Philippe Starck finally joined Facebook and Instagram this week, despite describing digital media as "sick" and "dangerous" in an interview with Dezeen last year.
In the latest Brexit news, former government policy adviser Rohan Silva called for UK cities to introduce work visas to help design firms with hiring overseas talent, and UAL governor Ben Evans warned of EU students cancelling their offers from UK design schools.