Furniture giant IKEA is doing away with screws and alley kens, and instead introducing products that snap together "like a jigsaw puzzle", it revealed this week.
Elsewhere, MVRDV revealed plans to redevelop a former US Army camp in Germany, while Daniel Libeskind completed a larch-clad cosmology centre for Durham University.
Detroit approved the timeline for SHoP Architects' Hudson department store replacement and Herzog & de Meuron announced plans to turn a derelict Brooklyn power station into a creative hub.
On International Women's Day, the Dezeen editorial team nominated 50 inspiration women in the architecture and design industry.
The same day, London's V&A museum acquired the Pussyhat, which became a symbol of the Women's March on Washington following Donald Trump's inauguration, and Nike launched a sports hijab for female Muslim athletes.
Nike also unveiled an aerodynamic shoe it hopes will get its athletes to achieve a sub-two-hour marathon.
We covered the highlights from the Geneva Motor Show, where Airbus and Italdesign unveiled plans for a modular vehicle that is part car, part drone, and Volkswagen showcased a pod-like driverless Sedric concept car.
In other automobile news, Goodyear updated its spherical tyres for self-driving cars.
Popular projects this week included an amphitheatre for levitating monks, a South African chapel with an undulating roof and a Quebec cabin raised above snowy countryside on stilts.