Competition: we've teamed up with MINI to offer one lucky UK-based reader the chance to win a weekend away to Milan for two people, plus use of the new MINI Hatch during the trip.
Maison&Objet 2014: Roger Arquer has updated an object from his childhood to create Nut Hammer – a nutcracker with a soft silicone head that fits over the end of a hammer – for Danish design brand Menu (+ movie).
News: French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have been awarded this year's London Design Medal, with British architect Richard Rogers receiving the lifetime achievement prize.
Vo Trong Nghia Architects has revealed its second-phase prototype for an affordable and low-maintenance dwelling for Vietnam, as part of a project aimed at solving the country's housing crisis (+ slideshow).
News: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has revealed its first-ever project in the Middle East – a row of four waterfront skyscrapers underway in Abu Dhabi.
News: a company that claims to have developed the first electric car powered by salt water says the vehicle has now been approved for testing on public roads in Germany and the EU (+ slideshow).
The distinctive grey and yellow colour palette of this nursery school in Germany, by Ecker Architekten, extends to lighting fixtures, storage closets, doors and staircases (+ slideshow).
London Design Festival 2014: Italian design duo Formafantasma has installed a range of unusual timepieces in the showroom of British furniture brand Established & Sons.
Le Corbusier's first Unité d'Habitation is arguably the most influential Brutalist building of all time.
Opinion: challenging, idealistic and serious – Brutalism is architecture for grown ups, says Jonathan Meades.
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: London designer Keiichi Matsuda shows us how he is making his new film about the future of augmented reality in the next preview of our Dezeen and MINI Frontiers exhibition.
London designer and filmmaker Ilona Gaynor looks at how the setup of a courtroom can manipulate how a case is perceived for her Designers in Residence commission at London's Design Museum (+ slideshow).
News: architecture firm Foster + Partners has designed a 20-metre-long motor yacht with a white leather interior (+ slideshow).
Dezeen Watch Store will be returning to designjunction this week to host one of our popular pop-up shops, so we've put together a Pinterest board to showcase the designer watches that will be available.
See the latest from our recruitment site Dezeen Jobs, including positions with Hopkins Architects, OMA and Bruce Munro, whose installation of 600,000 CDs on the grass in a British field is pictured.
Angular walls clad with white granite and a glazed courtyard surrounded by Islamic motifs feature at Fumihiko Maki's Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, which opens later this week (+ slideshow).
News: Flos, the Italian lighting brand that produces iconic products including the Arco light, is to be sold to a private equity fund for a figure thought to be in excess of €300 million (£238.6 million).
London Design Festival 2014: British designer Sebastian Wrong has added a number of fresh pieces to his collaboration with Danish design brand Hay, adding to the collection that debuted in London last year (+ slideshow).
London Design Festival 2014: paintings in the V&A museum's Raphael Gallery are reflected in two huge mirrored structures in this installation by London design duo Barber & Osgerby.
Helsinki designer Joanna Laajisto has devised a modular collection of storage units for Finnish furniture company Lundia with compartments that come in three different sizes (+ slideshow).