This week on Dezeen, an Isay Weinfeld-designed complex was revealed to have put Vienna on UNESCO's danger list, while CZWG's "spectacularly tall" tower was approved for construction in London's Croydon.
Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld is pushing ahead with plans for a high-rise development featuring luxury apartments, a hotel and a skating rink – even though the plans threaten the historic city centre's status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
His firm Foster + Partners also unveiled the visitor centre at Apple's new headquarters in Cupertino this week. Now open to the public, the building features a carbon-fibre roof that overhangs to provide cover to seating areas outside.
In UK news, the government's recent budget announcement was labelled "disappointing by" the Design Council and the Creative Industries Federation, who lamented the lack of focus on the country's design industry.
It was also announced that the UK has been disqualified from hosting the European Capital of Culture in 2023 as a result of Brexit. The move was met with criticism from the Creative Industries Federation, who described the ruling as "gutting".
Shanghai-based photographer Terrence Zhang won the award for architecture photograph of 2017, thanks to this shot of a swimming pool flooded with natural light.
Dezeen editor Amy Frearson was also celebrating this week, as she was highly commended by the British Society of Magazine Editors in the specialist editor of the year category. The awards described Dezeen under her editorship as "unstoppable".
Popular projects on Dezeen this week included a black house with a matching cabin hidden in the woods of Quebec, a 27-square-metre apartment in São Paulo overhauled with flexible living spaces and a virtual reality machine that simulates death.