This week, Grenfell Tower developments dominated headlines

This week, Grenfell Tower developments dominated headlines

This week on Dezeen, Grenfell Tower became a major talking point once again.

Independent spatial research group Forensic Architecture announced plans to create a 3D video of the fatal fire to build a better understanding of how the disaster unfolded.

It was also revealed that six architecture firms, including Adjaye Associates and Cullinan Studio, are working on ideas for the refurbishment of the London estate where Grenfell Tower is located.

UK's post-Brexit passports set to be made abroad

Brexit was more ever-present than usual this week, as news broke that the UK's post-Brexit passports will be made by a French-Dutch firm.

Creative agency Superimpose Studio also launched a series of anti-Brexit billboards across the UK, which tell onlookers that "It's not too late to fix Brexit".

IKEA research lab Space10 develops burgers and hot dogs of the future

The food and drink of the future was one of the most talked about topics of the week, as IKEA's research lab Space10 unveiled futuristic foods, including a hot dog made from algae.

Brooklyn creative space A/D/O also announced an initiative to imagine the future of drinking water. Architects and designers were invited to submit proposals about how they would tackle issues facing urban drinking water.

Es Devlin creates blue-hued set for Girls & Boys play starring Carey Mulligan

Blue-hued interiors proved popular this week, as designer Es Devlin created an all-blue set for Carey Mulligan's new play Girls & Boys.

Chinese architecture studio Wutopia Lab also created this blue house with matching interiors, alongside a pink version, to explore constructs around gender.

Uber taxi kills woman in first fatal accident between a pedestrian and a self-driving car

In tech news, a woman was killed in the first fatal collision between a pedestrian and self-driving car. The victim was struck by an autonomous Uber taxi and later died in hospital.

Autonomous bees took set to become a reality, as US supermarket giant Walmart announced plans to patent technology that would see bee-like drones pollinating crops.

Drones were also a hot topic this week, as Dezeen launched a trailer for ELEVATION, a forthcoming film exploring how transport, deliveries, construction and architecture will be transformed by drones.

Thomas Heatherwick and Ilse Crawford added to Dezeen Awards judging panel

Thomas HeatherwickIlse CrawfordTatiana Bilbao and André Fu were among the leading industry figures that were added to the judging panel for the inaugural Dezeen Awards.

Hublot's first smartwatch to be used by referees at World Cup 2018

Popular projects on Dezeen this week included Philippe Starck's "phantasmagoric" hotel topped with a house of MetzHerzog & de Meuron's plans for "horizontal skyscrapers" in Moscow and Hublot's first smartwatch to be used by referees at the 2018 World Cup.