This week, 2016's best building was revealed and Patrik Schumacher ruffled feathers

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.

Photograph by Matthew Joseph
Patrik Schumacher calls for social housing and public space to be scrapped

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.

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London's new Design Museum by John Pawson and OMA unveiled

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.

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First photographs show London's new Design Museum interior

Dutch firm OMA did the structural work, whilst architectural designer John Pawson was responsible for the building's newly reconfigured interiors.

Photograph courtesy of Flickr user Tony Hisgett
Foster + Partners to transform Cedric Price's London Zoo aviary into monkey enclosure

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.

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Tadao Ando's only UK building slated for demolition

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.

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Haptic designs elderly housing for Norway to encourage residents to socialise

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.

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AIA issues apology after Trump support backlash

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.

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IKEA revealed by Dezeen Hot List as most influential design brand

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.

Foldable paper cycling helmet wins James Dyson Award
Foldable paper cycling helmet wins James Dyson Award

In design, a collapsible helmet that could be sold at bike-share stations was named this year's winner of the James Dyson Award.

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Microsoft's hinged computer designed to turn from a desktop into a digital drawing surface

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.

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"I think of Dezeen as my childhood friend" – birthday wishes from Oki Sato and other leading designers

Dezeen turned 10 this week, and celebrated by featuring birthday wishes from leading architects and designers, including Oki Sato of Nendo and Bjarke Ingels.

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Angled glazing frames range of views from Ghent house by Steven Vandenborre and Mias Sys

Popular projects this week included a timelapse movie capturing a visitor centre in the Norwegian mountains, a holiday home in Washington and a house in Ghent with multiple angled windows.