Herzog & de Meuron dominated the headlines this week. The Swiss firm revealed its plans to extend Mies van der Rohe's seminal Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, while its long-delayed Hamburg concert hall finally completed.
The Elbphilharmonie was lit up on Monday to spell out "FERTIG" – German for "COMPLETED" – marking the end of a 10-year construction period.
Herzog & de Meuron also revealed a warehouse-inspired proposal for the extension of Berlin's Neue Nationalgalerie, set to be linked to Mies' building via an underground tunnel.
Zaha Hadid Architects was commissioned to design the world's first football stadium built entirely from wood, for the British football club Forest Green Rovers.
On the other side of the world, Australia's best buildings of the year were revealed in the Australian Institute of Architects' annual awards.
inning projects included an observation point made from shipping containers at a Tasmanian winery and a packing shed converted into a contemporary art gallery.
In the US, the annual American Architecture Prize was given to international firm Gensler for its twisting Shanghai Tower and Foster + Partners unveiled designs for a pair of supertall towers for Miami.
Snøhetta revealed its nearly complete addition to Sweden's Treehotel – a collection of treehouse hotel rooms. The firm proposed a charred timber cabin that will feature a "stargazing net" to allow guests to watch out for the Northern Lights.
It was revealed that next year's Brit Awards trophies will be a design created by the late Zaha Hadid before her death. Similarly, Marc Newson created 15 Fashion Awards trophies from Swarovski crystal.
In other design news, Tesla and SolarCity unveiled inconspicuous solar roof tiles that blend in with their surroundings.
In the latest report from office furniture giant Haworth, it was revealed that the right office design can increase the happiness of employees, whereas ping-pong tables, slides and even pay rises can't.
Dezeen opinion columnist Will Wiles spoke to John Pawson about child-friendly minimalist spaces and we published photographs of the architectural designer's London home and workplace.
We also rounded up the top 10 minimalist bathrooms on Dezeen and featured 10 skyscrapers that make up Donald Trump's contribution to architecture, ahead of the US presidential election next week.
Popular projects this week included a gun for firing tears by a Design Academy Eindhoven graduate, a Shanghai arts centre with a bulging facade built by bricklaying robots and a Mexico City home with a double-height library rendered in coarse concrete.