With the FIFA World Cup 2014 drawing to a close in Rio de Janeiro later today, here is a countdown of the ten most popular Dezeen stories about the tournament including boot design, jersey graphics, stadium architecture and informal pitches. More
Players in tonight's World Cup final in Brazil will battle for possession of the Brazuca, the official tournament ball. Adidas global football innovation director Antonio Zea told us how robot legs, shooting machines and wind tunnels were employed to make this "the most tested match ball ever" (+ interview). More
A mile-long street provides play space in this conceptual skyscraper by RCA graduate Elly Ward, which examines how children's experience of and contribution to city life can be enhanced (+ slideshow). More
Design collective Penda has developed a concept for a flexible, portable hotel made from rods of bamboo, designed to bring guests closer to nature (+ movie). More
Three kindergartens have been published on Dezeen in the last week, so we've gathered together all of the preschools from the Dezeen archive and added them to a new Pinterest board.