This week on Dezeen in architecture, interiors and design

This week on Dezeen

Our recap of the week on Dezeen leads with our most popular and most commented story, the news that a Zaha Hadid-designed building has been pirated in China. Also, scroll on for Dezeen Music Project track of the week.

Route is a mellow trip-hop track by Hungarian producer Fine Cut Bodies and British musician Fink.

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Apple rumoured to be working on "iWatch"

Rumours spread that Apple is working on a smartwatch that would link up to an iPhone, while scientists at a Spanish university unveiled a new type of concrete that captures rainwater to create living walls of moss and fungi and new study claiming that well-designed classrooms can improve learning by 25% failed to disuade the UK government from imposing restrictions on the design of new school buildings.

Flynn Mews House by Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects

The refurbishment of a nineteenth century Irish coach house with a contemporary extension (above) and a mountain apartment block with jagged copper balconies (below) were both popular with our readers too.

Dolomitenblick by Plasma Studio

Finally, we finished the year with a look back at the most popular stories and news from each month and you can check out our review of 2012 here, including photos of impossible buildings (below), a boat by Zaha Hadid and a memorial to witches by Peter Zumthor.

2012 review

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