This week, Rem Koolhaas expressed his lack of surprise at Donald Trump's sweep to victory while Peter Eisenman revealed that he had previously been "tricked" by the US president-elect.
Speaking to Dezeen in Miami, OMA founder Rem Koolhaas said that the modern obsession with cities has masked the profound changes in rural America that helped ensure a Trump win.
Peter Eisenman blamed US president-elect Donald Trump for promoting xenophobia in America, and spoke about dealings with him as a developer, describing an occasion in the 1980s where Trump hired him for a job and then refused to pay.
In other US news, a glass office tower by Foster + Partners was unveiled as the latest addition to the vast Hudson Yards development in New York, while work commenced on the firm's Oceanwide Center in San Francisco.
Dezeen revealed that architects are finally responding to the growing risk of flooding in Miami, including French architect Jean Nouvel – whose first residential project in Florida is raised over 11 feet above sea level.
Paul Revere Williams became the first black architect to receive the American Institute of Architects' Gold Medal.
In the latest Brexit updates, it emerged that UK design firms might still be able to protect their ideas in Europe's new patent system following the EU referendum result, and that students could continue to participate in the Erasmus exchange programme.
UK culture minister Matt Hancock praised the UK's architects and designers, describing the sector as "vitally important to our future as an outward looking, creative nation".
This followed a dinner organised by Dezeen that brought the minister together with a group of leading industry figures.
A new report advocated for refugee camps being rebadged as cities and turned into enterprise zones so inhabitants can set up businesses and build their own infrastructure.
A 24-strong shortlist was revealed in the Dont Move, Improve! 2017 competition to find London's best new house extensions.
Popular projects this week included MAD's topography-inspired Fake Hills housing, an apartment block and art gallery in Beirut and a century-old Washington barn transformed into a rural family retreat.