News: students from the Bartlett School of Architecture have cleaned up at the RIBA President's Medals Student Awards this evening, with winning projects including a floating community centre for the Helsinki archipelago and a proposal to rebuild 250 Russian churches. More
Design Miami 2013: giant mound of sand appears to support an aluminium roof at New York studio Formlessfinder's Tent Pile installation outside this year's Design Miami fair, which opens to the public today (+ slideshow). More
Dezeen Watch Store: the pocket watch is making a comeback, with designers and watch brands revitalising the classic form and making it relevant for contemporary lifestyles. Read the full story on the Dezeen Watch Store blog »
News: Dubai has won the bid to host the World Expo 2020 with a masterplan by architects HOK, beating Zaha Hadid's rival proposal for a lagoon-side park in the Turkish city of Izmir (+ slideshow). More
Young German designer Hanna Emelie Ernsting is producing her latest furniture collection herself following a "really tough" experience with a major brand, and has warned fellow designers to "watch out" for unfair contracts (+ interview). More
French office Topos Architecture used timber cladding and a pitched roof to give this kindergarten in Mayenne, France, a domestic appearance that the architects thought would be more welcoming to children (+ slideshow). More
British architect David Chipperfield is the fourth in our A-Zdvent calendar of architects. He was last year's director of the Venice Biennale and is best known for designing museums and galleries, inlcuding the Hepworth Wakefield in the UK (pictured).