This week, architects and tech companies protested Donald Trump's travel restrictions

This week on Dezeen, American designer Tucker Viemeister designed a Nazi-style logo for Donald Trump, while high-profile architects and tech companies spoke out against the new US president's so-called Muslim ban.

The controversial travel ban – which restricts citizens from seven Middle Eastern and African countries from travelling to the US – provoked uproar from many US tech companies including Google, Apple and Airbnb.

US architects strongly condemned the ban, with Steven Holl calling for Trump's impeachment and Daniel Libeskind describing the restrictions as an "affront to our freedom".

Meanwhile, American industrial designer Tucker Viemeister designed a logo for Trump based on Nazi insignia to reflect the billionaire's "racist hate mongering".

40 European architecture projects shortlisted for Mies van der Rohe Award 2017

In architecture news, 40 of Europe’s best new architecture projects were revealed in the shortlist for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2017.

Foster + Partners won a competition for a complex of stepped towers that will provide accommodation for pilgrims in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Santiago Calatrava revealed a £1 billion scheme for London's Greenwich Peninsula, and Mies van der Rohe's unrealised tower for the city was shown in detail for the first time.

Speaking at the RIBA Royal Gold Medal dinner, David Chipperfield said that this year's winner Paulo Mendes da Rocha represents optimism in a time of pessimism.

The Brazilian architect also spoke out this week against the military dictatorship that caused lasting damage on his native country.

Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers share Centre Pompidou photographs on 40th anniversary

The Centre Pompidou in Paris turned 40 this week, so we published archive photographs from the studios of Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers.

In technology news, Uber partnered with Daimler in a move towards self-driving cars, and the company behind the Vespa scooter unveiled a luggage-carrying robot.

Philippe Starck hit out at a fellow French designer for passing off his 20-year-old smartphone concept as a new design.

Overseas architects "frantically trying to apply for UK citizenship" as Brexit looms

An international survey of design industry demographics found that almost three quarters of designers are white, while a separate poll revealed that American architects are richer than their European counterparts.

A new masters programme titled the University of the Underground unveiled a fee-free design education programme to students who want to "positively challenge institutions and power structures".

Kengo Kuma teahouse in Vancouver
Kengo Kuma installs teahouse on Vancouver roof terrace

In the latest Brexit news, we revealed that half of all architects working in London come from overseas, with practises expressing fears over the UK’s imminent departure from the EU.

Popular projects this week included a teahouse by Kengo Kuma, a car park wrapped in white fins and a cantilevering mountain restaurant.