Located in Odunpazari – meaning firewood market in Turkish – the town's history as a timber trading hub was the starting point for the design by Kengo Kuma & Associates.
The stacked timber-clad boxes were designed to house small, more intimate spaces for artwork and open gallery-spaces for events.
To celebrate the centenary of the Bauhaus, Barcelona-based Addenda Architects designed a simple glass box museum in the city where the school was based between 1925 and 1932.
The Bauhaus Museum Dessau exhibits delicate items inside a "floating" 100-metre black tube that sits above the main floor, and is designed to block out sunlight that might damage the objects on display.
In design news, MIT Media Lab director Joichi Ito resigned from his position, after the institution reportedly received around $800,000 in donations from convicted sex-offender Jeffrey Epstein over a period of 20 years.
Meanwhile, an interiors project was disqualified from the Dezeen Awards after a commenter discovered "subtle cues" that showed the images were renders. Tell-tale signs included a curtain billowing identically from different angles and repeating wood grains.
Volkswagen rebranded its logo at the same time as it released a fully-electric line of cars. The ID.3 model will be the first to feature the "flat" VW letters, which replaces the previous three-dimensional chrome version.
In another launch this week, Apple introduced the iPhone 11 Pro fitted with three cameras during its annual conference. Users will be able to shoot ultra-wide-angle photographs on the phone, which will be available in four colours.
This week's architecture news drew attention to climate change. With a capacity of 12,656 bicycles over three storeys, the world's largest bike park in Utrecht includes easily accessible routes that lead to the street, aiming to ease traffic congestion in the city.
Sticking with the green theme, paint suppliers Dulux named Tranquil Dawn the colour sweeping the design world in 2020, describing the shade as an antidote to our "disconnected society".
The brand recognises the increasing involvement of technology and artificial intelligence in our lives, and hopes to help encourage more human connections through the cool-green tone.
Other projects popular with our readers included the dramatically different interior and exterior spaces of M House, our roundup of eight Brooklyn townhouses and a stain-resistant concrete bathroom furniture collection from the Dezeen Awards 2019 shortlist.