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Shaped by Water exhibition by Google

This week we looked ahead to Milan design week

This week on Dezeen, we previewed Milan design week by looking at 12 must-see installations and exhibitions taking place as part of the event.

The festival, organised around the world's largest and most important furniture fair Salone del Mobile, is set to put on a full programme including installations by Paola Navone, Shigeru Ban, OMA and Google (above).

Fanta rebrand by Coca-Cola design team and Jones Knowles Ritchie
This week Fanta unveiled new branding

In design news, Fanta unveiled a new logo created to give the drinks brand a unified global identity that could be used on all of its flavours.

The rebrand, led by Coca-Cola's design team and creative agency Jones Knowles Ritchie, aimed to give the brand a playful image that appeals to all ages.

Significant timber buildings
BTZ at TU Graz is one of the most significant mass-timber buildings

As our Timber Revolution series came to an end, we looked at the most significant mass-timber buildings constructed over the past 25 years.

We also rounded up the most interesting debates generated by the series, which has garnered more than 350,000 views, in a special edition of our comments review.

Making Sense exhibition by Ai Weiwei
Ai Weiwei's latest exhibition opened in London

In London, an exhibition focused on the work of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei opened at the Design Museum. Named Ai Weiwei: Making Sense it contains hundreds of thousands of cannonballs, donated Lego bricks and a marble toilet roll.

Dezeen also captured a sneak-peek video of the exhibition ahead of its opening.

Architecture education
"Architecture is a hollowed-out profession," wrote Eleanor Jolliffe in an op-ed

In an opinion piece published this week, architect Eleanor Jolliffe argued that her profession has become detached from an understanding of construction.

"Architecture is a hollowed-out profession with architects seemingly less vital than ever," she wrote.

Car barn in Somerset
A car barn was one of the week's most-read stories

Popular projects on Dezeen this week included a car barn for a collector of classic Porsches, a "sculptural" skyscraper in Sydney by Grimshaw and a Bangladeshi mausoleum topped with a "chandelier" of skylights.

Our latest lookbooks featured homes with beautiful bookshelves and eclectic interiors enhanced by striking accent walls.

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