This week, the world reflected on the legacy of IM Pei
The Grande Louvre by IM Pei
Photograph by Flickr user Masoud Najari

This week, the world reflected on the legacy of IM Pei

This week on Dezeen, the world paid tribute to the "incredible life" of Chinese-American architect IM Pei, who passed away on Thursday aged 102.

Referred to by Li Xioadong as "a true master", Pritzker Prize-winning Pei was known for his bold modernist style, and illustrious portfolio of museums, libraries and civic centres.

Among his most significant works is the iconic glass-and-steel pyramid at the Musée du Louvre in Paris and the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha.

Bjarke Ingels has made a cameo on Game of Thrones with his frien Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Bjarke Ingels makes surprise cameo in Game of Thrones

Elsewhere, Danish architect Bjarke Ingels was in the spotlight after he made a cameo appearance in HBO's fantasy epic Game of Thrones.

Ingels revealed the news on Instagram, where he posted a behind-the-scenes picture of himself in full costume along with personal friend Coster-Waldau, who stars as Jaime Lannister in the hit television show.

Barbican AI More than Human exhibition
The Barbican dives deep into artificial intelligence with More Than Human exhibition

In the design world, The Barbican began its exploration of artificial intelligence at the launch of its More Than Human exhibition, which features installations by Es Devlin and Lawrence Lek.

Meanwhile at the V&A, the museum's latest exhibition named Food: Bigger than the Plate also opened, taking visitors on a tour through of the food cycle from compost to plate.

The Tide by Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Diller Scofidio + Renfro creating new five-kilometre-long park in London's Greenwich

Architecture news this week included Diller Scofidio + Renfro's completion of the first section of a giant, looping park, which is set to open in London's Greenwich this summer.

Studio Libeskind revealed plans to build a museum on a cliff edge in Kenya's Rift Valley, which will resemble stalagmites and provide an "unprecedented educational and scientific experience".

Santa Clara development by Foster Partners
Foster + Partners designs new neighbourhood for Santa Clara

In the US, Foster + Partners unveiled visuals of a new mixed-use neighbourhood it has designed for Santa Clara, and Yves Béhar unveiled his proposal for the "world's first 3D-printed community".

Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed that the eight Trump Towers in New York were among the "biggest polluters" in the city, and called on Donald Trump to amend the structures to meet new environmental targets.

Lora DiCarlo sext toy Ose
CES restores Lora DiCarlo's sex toy award after sexism outcry

Dezeen reported on CES's decision to restore Lora DiCarlo's sex toy award, four months after it was controversially revoked for being "immoral" and sparked accusations of gender bias in the tech industry.

Piero Gandini resigned as CEO of the lighting brand Flos after 22 years in the role, in light of a clash of views with its new parent company, Design Holding.

Ghana Freedom by David Adjaye at Venice Art Biennale
David Adjaye creates earth-house pavilion for Ghana at Venice Art Biennale

This week also marked the opening of the prestigious Venice Art Biennale. Among this year's national pavilions is Ghana's earth-lined structure designed by David Adjaye, which references traditional Gurunsi earth houses.

Monteverdi Tuscany boutique hotel by Michael Cioffi and Ilaria Miani
Monteverdi Hotel avoids "folkloristic approach" to restoration of medieval Tuscan hamlet

Projects enjoyed by readers this week included the restoration of a medieval Tuscan hamlet, a three-storey nature retreat in Costa Rica and a house in Switzerland with asymmetric gables and angular clay cladding.