Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown

This week, the industry paid tribute to postmodernism pioneer Robert Venturi

This week on Dezeen, the death of Robert Venturi, the American architect credited for spearheading the postmodernist movement, led to reflection on the importance of his work.

Along with wife and partner Denise Scott Brown, Venturi was one of the biggest champions of the postmodern style. On Dezeen, we paid tribute to the architect who coined the term "less is a bore" by rounding up seven of his best postmodern projects,

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Robert Venturi's best postmodern projects include the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego extension

FAT founders Sean Griffiths and Charles Holland both wrote about the influence of Venturi on their work. Griffiths paid tribute to Venturi's pioneering impact on the industry while Holland reflected on his career of seminal research and trailblazing projects.

BIG's pixelated complex of "peaks and valleys" for Toronto gains approval

In architecture news, Bjarke Ingels' BIG won planning approval for a verdant mixed-use complex in Toronto made up of undulating stacks of cubes, in a similar vein to Moshe Safdie's experimental Habitat 67 housing in Montreal.

Elsewhere in Canada, it was confirmed that the famous angled tower of Montreal's Olympic Stadium was set to be converted into glazed offices for Desjardins by local firm Provencher Roy.

Waugh Thistleton installs modular three-storey maze in V&A's Sackler Courtyard

London Design Festival was in full flow this week. Our highlights included a flat-pack furniture collection by Henning Stummel, a collection of work by Japanese metalwork masters, Waugh Thisleton's modular three-storey maze and a series of furniture from Uruguay.

Yinka Ilori to transform rundown London bridge with rainbow colours

Designer Yinka Ilori beat five other shortlisted studios to win a competition to overhaul the Thessaly Road Railway Bridge in south London, with a proposal featuring vibrant colours and bold patterns.

Meanwhile, Irish designer Orla Kiely ceased trading both online and at her three physical stores in London and Ireland, after her company went into administration. The brand plans to continue to sell products through partner retailers.

Phillip K Smith III's Detroit Skybridge glows with blocks of colour

Popular projects on Dezeen this week included a former windmill factory transformed into a polycarbonate-wrapped skatepark in Denmark, a monochromatic beach house renovation in Sydney by Alexander & Co and Phillip K Smith III's vibrant Detroit Skybridge installation.