Foster + Partners revised plans for an Apple Store in Melbourne's publicly owned Federation Square, after an online backlash against the original design dubbed as a "Pizza Hut pagoda".
In Milan another Apple Store designed by the Norman Foster-led practice opened, complete with a dramatic water feature over its entrance.
This week Dezeen's editorial team whittled down 3,500 submissions from 91 different countries for the inaugural Dezeen Awards into three longlists, seperating the best projects into architecture, interiors and design categories.
The Harvard University Graduate School of Design revealed architecture firms Herzog & de Meuron and Beyer Blinder Belle have been selected to renovate and expand its main building, to help support "groundbreaking collaborations" between its programmes.
Following four years of uncertainty plans to demolish the David Adjaye-designed Wakefield Market Hall buildings in northern England were approved by the local council, despite the project completing just 10 years ago.
In other architecture news, it was announced that Bennetts Associates and Allford Hall Monaghan Morris will design new buildings to act as headquarters for Facebook in London's King Cross.
In Amsterdam, the Noord/Zuidlijn metro line started running this week, with seven new stations designed by Benthem Crouwel Architects opening along the route. The project took 22 years to realise, with original design work starting in 1996.
Also this week, Düsseldorf-based Ingenhoven Architects and Australian practice Architectus won a competition to design a 274-metre tall skyscraper in Sydney, which is set to become the city's tallest building.
Contrastingly, the construction of a timber-framed tower in Portland by local firm Lever Architecture, which would have become one of the USA's tallest wooden structures, was put on hold due to costs exceeding the original budget.
In the US, a court ruling made the blueprints of printable firearms publicly accessible, meaning that Americans will be able to 3D-print their own guns from next month without breaking the law.
Meanwhile, New York City chose to defend itself using other methods, as the first phase of Bjarke Ingels' BIG U barrier system began. The project is designed to protect Lower Manhattan from tidal surges and rising sea levels as seen during Hurricane Sandy.
Popular projects on Dezeen this week included a community hub in Chile by Smiljan Radić, a small apartment with space-saving furniture in Moscow and a pop-up tent designed to fit on the roof of any car.