This week, Philippe Starck and Kodak both revealed new smartphones

This week saw French designer Philippe Starck and American imaging company Kodak both venture into smartphone design.

Starck's Mi Mix for Chinese electronics company Xiaomi features a ceramic body and an edge-to-edge display that covers 91 per cent of the phone's front surface area.

Kodak Ektra smartphone by Eastman Kodak Company and Bullitt Group
This week, Kodak released its Ektra smartphone targeted at photographers

Meanwhile Kodak targeted photographers with the Kodak Ektra, a handset designed to mimic the capabilities of a DSLR camera.

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Kodak also rebranded with retro-style logo

Kodak also ditched its typographic logo for a retro-style design this week, while New York's Museum of Modern Art added the original set of 176 emojis to its permanent collection.

Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
Apple redesigned the MacBook Pro to include a touch-sensitive second screen

In other tech news, Apple launched the first update to its MacBook Pro laptop since 2012, which includes a secondary display between the keyboard and screen.

MAD unveiled competing Lucas Museum designs for San Francisco and Los Angeles

In architecture, Zaha Hadid Architects unveiled its winning design for an archaeology centre in Saudi Arabia, and MAD revealed competing Lucas Museum designs for San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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Peter Zumthor said he doesn't like the LACMA renderings

Peter Zumthor admitted that he doesn't like the visualisations for his new Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which proved controversial with Dezeen readers when published earlier this year.

Grimshaw Heathrow
Grimshaw's Heathrow Airport expansion received government go-ahead

British firm Grimshaw were given the go-ahead for its Heathrow expansion plans, following the government's approval for a third runway at the UK's busiest airport.

Museo Jumex by David Chipperfield Architects
David Chipperfield and Zaha Hadid were among shortlisted architects for the inaugural RIBA International Prize

The Royal Institute of British Architects revealed the six projects competing to be named world's best new building, including David Chipperfield's Museo Jumex and Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Center.

Arcaid unveiled its architecture photograph of the year shortlist

Arcaid unveiled its architecture photograph of the year shortlist, which included subjects such as a chapel by Peter Zumthor and a São Paulo museum by Linda Bo Bardi.

Creative Industries Federation outlined "red-line issues" for Brexit negotiations

In the latest Brexit news, the Society of British Theatre Designers warned the UK could lose its status as a world leader in theatre, and the Creative Industry Federation published a Brexit Report calling for creative industries to be "at the heart of government thinking".

Dutch Design Week 2016 included For Play – a sex design exhibition without any dildos

We reported from the Istanbul Design Biennale and Dutch Design Week, covering everything from a dildo-free sex exhibition in Eindhoven to a cyborg skeleton exhibit in Turkey.

House of Yards by Marte.Marte Architects
A concrete house by Marte.Marte Architects, featuring pool with views of Rhine Valley, was one of our most popular stories

Popular projects this week included a concrete house featuring a pool with views of Rhine Valley, an undulating red footbridge in China and a wooden townhouse in Amsterdam with an angular staircase.