Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta of Catalan studio RCR Arquitectes were named as laureates of the Pritzker Prize 2017. Following the news, we showcased some of the firm's more important buildings, including the Soulages Museum in France and El Petit Comte Kindergarten in Spain.
Also, Donald Trump set a short deadline for proposals for his controversial Mexican border wall and a New York design gallery founder described the "dehumanising and degrading" ordeal of being denied entry into America.
Elsewhere, Canadian architect Roger du Toit was posthumously awarded the RAIC 2017 Gold Medal.
In the UK, British engineer James Dyson announced he is increasing his brand's UK presence tenfold with the opening of a second campus, and Paris unveiled seven skyscraper designs in an attempt to woo French Londoners back to the city after Brexit.
Nokia revealed its revamped 3310 mobile phone and Sony launched a projector that can turn any surface into a touch screen.
We reported on the Shakers to find out why the religious group's austere furniture is having a revival and revealed the best packaging design from the last year as media partners for the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards.
Following the launch of our Brexit passport design competition we spoke to Julian Payne, creative director at the world's biggest producer of passports and banknotes, about the process behind designing a travel document.
Popular projects this week included a Chilean beach house, a mirrored desert cabin in California and a mountain cabin created by Jon Danielsen Aarhus for himself.