Shepard Fairey inauguration posters

This week, designers and architects responded to Donald Trump's inauguration

This week on Dezeen, Shepard Fairey adapted Obama's Hope poster to portray an anti-fear message for Donald Trump's inauguration, while architects urged the new US president to take action on climate change.

Shepard Fairey, whose iconic posters supporting Barack Obama's 2008 election won him Design of the Year, applied the same style and colour palette to a new image series focusing on the USA's minority populations.

These were distributed as placards on the day of Trump's inauguration, and printed as full-page ads in the Washington Post.

Meanwhile, more than 250 American architecture practices signed an open letter to the new president, who begins his term in high office today, urging him to take action on climate change.

Grafton Architects founders name eight projects that define their career so far

Also this week, Grafton Architects founders Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara were named as curators for the 2018 edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale, so we showcased eight of the Dublin firm's most important projects.

In Barcelona, Jean Nouvel's Torre Agbar skyscraper was sold for the second time in just three years, with previous tenants describing it as too impractical.

Zaha Hadid's will reveals £70 million fortune

Kengo Kuma revealed that he is "embarrassed" by some of his buildings in an exclusive interview, and Zaha Hadid's will revealed the late architect's £70-million fortune.

In other architecture news, Snøhetta unveiled plans for a Norway office building that produces an energy surplus, and OMA and Barcode Architects completed a library with a dramatic X-shaped plan in France.

China's building boom makes 2016 a record-breaking year for skyscrapers

AIA announced winners of the 2017 Honor Awards for the year's best American architecture, and industry research revealed that a chart-busting 128 skyscrapers over 200 metres tall were completed last year.

This week also saw two companies reveal minimalist rebrands – software community Mozilla, which developed its logo through an open design process, and Italian football club Juventus, which unveiled a pared-down crest that angered fans.

Tesla's Autopilot reduced crashes by 40 per cent, finds US inquiry

Car crashes looked set to be a thing of the past, after Amazon was awarded a patent for a highway network that would enable driverless vehicles to navigate reversible lanes, and a US investigation found that Tesla's Autopilot reduced crashes by 40 per cent.

Meanwhile, Airbus announced plans to launch a self-piloted personal aircraft by the end of the year as a way of reducing traffic on inner-city roads.

Dezeen's pick of the best French furniture brands exhibiting at Maison&Objet

Maison&Objet kicked off yesterday in Paris, so we've profiled five of the best French design brands to watch out for.

And in local news, it emerged that Guardian architecture and design critic Oliver Wainwright was "flattered speechless" after being named London's most eligible bachelor by a dating app.

The 7th Room by Snohetta
Snøhetta adds treetop cabin with stargazing net to Sweden's Treehotel

Top stories this week included Snøhetta's cabin for Sweden's Treehotel, a glass and steel tea house created for a Shanghai garden and warehouse-inspired housing created for Copenhagen's harbour.