In the first of a series of Christmas gift guides, we've rounded up 12 ideal presents for architects and designers, ranging from brightly patterned stationery and designer watches to carryalls designed for transporting drawings and models around. More
Koen van Velsen Architects used custom green-tinted brickwork, mirrored panels and glazed courtyards to help this sports centre on the outskirts of Rotterdam blend in with the greenery surrounding it. More
A garden studio dedicated to rug making, a sunken Japanese-style bath and a spacious kitchen built from pale bricks feature among the 24 projects shortlisted in a competition to find London's best home extensions. More
Our job of the day from Dezeen Jobs is for an architecture assistant at Rodić Davidson Architects in London, which recently built a black-stained house on Dungeness beach (pictured). See more stories about Rodić Daividson Architects, or browse more architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.