This week on Dezeen, the best architecture of 2016 was lauded at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin, where Zaha Hadid Architects director Patrik Schumacher gave a keynote speech calling for social housing to be scrapped.
A Polish museum with a huge public space on its roof was named World Building of the Year 2016, while a monochrome clothing boutique in China received the prize for best interior at Inside 2016.
Speaking at WAF, Zaha Hadid Architects director Patrik Schumacher mapped out a solution to London's housing crisis that involves getting rid of regulations, privatising all public space and scrapping social housing.
In other architecture news, the first photographs of London's new Design Museum by OMA and John Pawson were revealed ahead of its official opening next week.
Dutch firm OMA did the structural work, whilst architectural designer John Pawson was responsible for the building's newly reconfigured interiors.
BIG and Heatherwick Studios were confirmed as the designers of Google's new London headquarters and Foster + Partners were appointed to transform Cedric Price's London Zoo aviary into a monkey enclosure.
Plans went underway to demolish and replace Tadao Ando's concrete pavilion at Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester, the Japanese architect's only building in the UK.
Architect Matthias Hollwich called for co-living complexes to be used to house ageing populations, and Haptic designed an elderly housing block for Norway to encourage residents to socialise.
In the aftermath of last week's US election, the American Institute of Architects were forced to issue an apology after releasing a statement backing the president-elect Donald Trump, which caused a public backlash.
Our inaugural Dezeen Hot List revealed that IKEA is the design brand readers searched most for the past year, Royal College of Art the most popular design school and Milan design week the most important event of the year.
In design, a collapsible helmet that could be sold at bike-share stations was named this year's winner of the James Dyson Award.
Apple released a coffee table book documenting 20 years of its designs, while its rival Microsoft presented a computer that functions as a digital drawing board.