The news of Will Alsop's death sparked a reaction from across the architecture industry, with emotional tributes pouring in from industry figures, including British architectural heavyweights Norman Foster and Richard Rogers.
To mark the passing of Alsop, Dezeen celebrated 10 of his architectural highlights, including his proposal for the Centre Pompidou and the Stirling Prize-winning Peckham Library.
There were major updates in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed the government would foot a £400 million bill to replace dangerous cladding on social-housing blocks, one year after the fatal fire.
Ignorance, indifference and inadequate regulation were to blame for the disaster rather than cladding according to the recently released Building a Safer Future report, which set out to review current building and fire-safety regulations.
Also this week, it was revealed that David Adjaye, Bjarke Ingels and David Chipperfield were among the prominent architects on a shortlist to design the Adelaide Contemporary art museum in Australia.
OMA and Morphosis also unveiled their own competing plans this week, with both firms vying to design Unicorn Island, an initiative from the Chengdu government to attract new startup technology businesses to the area.
Back in the UK, we reported that preservation body Historic England secured the fate of 17 postmodern buildings by adding them to the National Heritage List for England.
Meanwhile, a survey conducted by The Architects' Journal revealed that 24 percent of black and minority-ethnic architects have been victims of racism in UK workplaces, with respondents sharing anecdotes of "sustained racial abuse".
In Asia, construction began on the world's second tallest skyscraper in Shenzhen. The Shimao Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Centre is set to be 668-metres high when it completes in 2024.
Foster + Partners released visualisations of its masterplan for a new sustainable city in India. Set on the banks of River Krishna, Amaravati will cover 217 square kilometres and centre on a government building with a needle-like roof.
Popular projects on Dezeen this week included a brutalist soap designed to prevent slippage, an animated video showcasing every Pritzker Prize-winning building as a children's toy and a defunct propeller factory converted into a family home.