This week, Trump's border wall was visualised and his handwriting became a typeface

This week, Donald Trump's Mexican border wall was envisioned as a Barragán-inspired pink barrier, and Dezeen was annotated using a typeface based on the US presidential candidate's handwriting.

Estudio 3.14 conceived a giant pink barrier in response to Trump's proposal to build a wall along Mexico's border this week, in the spirit of Pritzer Prize-winning architect Luis Barragán.

Donald Trump's handwriting was turned into the Tiny Hand typeface

Trump also inspired a typeface that recreates his distinctive handwritten style by BuzzFeed designer Mark Davis, who used it to annotate a Dezeen article.

American Museum of Natural History extension by Studio Gang
Studio Gang's American Museum of Natural History extension moved forward

In other US news, a geological-themed addition to New York's Natural History museum by Studio Gang was given the green light.

One Vanderbilt skyscraper breaks ground in New York
New York's future second-tallest skyscraper broke ground

Construction began on the One Vanderbilt tower in Midtown Manhattan, which will overtake 432 Park Avenue as the second-tallest structure in New York City.

Tour Montparnasse
OMA, MAD and Studio Gang are competing for the Tour Montparnasse redesign

OMA, MAD and Studio Gang are competing to overhaul Paris' lone skyscraper – the tower that sparked a 42-year skyscraper ban in the city. MAD also released visuals for its new concert hall in Beijing this week.

A heritage body sought to block Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville's Manchester plans

In the UK, the Twentieth Century Society sought to block plans by former footballers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs to build a luxury complex in Manchester.

DAM Architectural Book Award 2016
The top 10 architecture books of 2016 were announced

Ten books were awarded the DAM Architectural Book Award for 2016, including a Frank Lloyd Wright monograph disguised as a children's book and a photo reportage of African modernism shot by Iwan Baan.

Richard Nichol obituary
Fashion designer Richard Nicoll died suddenly aged 39

British fashion designer Richard Nicoll died suddenly aged 39, shocking the fashion industry.

Lynk & Co cars let owners easily start their own sharing business

In design news, new car brand Lynk & Co was launched with the aim to help owners start their own sharing business, and Dezeen spoke to the inventor of the G-Shock watch.

Dutch Design Week roundup
Dezeen chose five of the best exhibitions to see at Dutch Design Week 2016

We also reported on the five exhibitions not to miss at Dutch Design Week, which kicks off today, and began our coverage on this year's Istanbul Design Biennial.

Feltrinelli Porta Volta by Herzog de Meuron
Herzog & de Meuron completed the gabled Feltrinelli Porta Volta building in Milan

Popular stories this week included a top-heavy block in Seoul with a concrete baseYves Behar's robotic Snoo crib and Herzog & de Meuron's gabled Feltrinelli Porta Volta building in Milan.