This week we reported on rumours that Apple is designing an electric car, the 76 nominees for Designs of the Year 2015 and a garden folly "dedicated to smoking" (pictured). Read on to catch up with the latest architecture, interiors and design news, plus our track of the week. More
Each room of this woodland retreat in Japan is topped by a "pointy hat" that gives the timber structure the appearance of a group of pitched tents (+ slideshow). More
Our job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is for a technical director at Bjarke Ingel's firm in Copenhagen, whose projects include a combined power plant and ski slope that blows smoke rings (pictured). Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.
Business news: the UK government has finally set a date for the introduction of its new copyright protection law, making it illegal to manufacture or sell copies of mass-produced designs after 2020. More