Olympics The Archives
Click here to view the embedded video. During the 2012 World Architecture Festival, we had the opportunity to interview Chris Wilkinson and Jim Eyre, the directors of the UK firm Wilkinson Eyre Architects who received the World Building of the Year Award for their Cooled Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay.
Click here to view the embedded video. “The architect has to continue doing what he or she has done for the last 5,000 years, which is to make objects of great beauty, which uplift the spirits of whoever commissions them or occupies them or sees them. But, increasingly, [the architect] has to take on two [...]
In this movie we filmed at our Designed in Hackney Day of talks and discussions, architects Maria Smith and Je Ahn of Studio Weave speak to Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs about projects including a bench for 300 people and how they believe “a trap that architects can fall into is thinking that they know how to do everything.”
News: architecture critic Rowan Moore has labelled Renzo Piano’s Shard skyscraper as a “serious failure of planning” and described claims that the Olympics will regenerate east London as “bullsh*t”.
Dezeen Wire: the ArcelorMittal Orbit tower and other areas of the Olympic Park in Stratford are now likely to be kept open to paying visitors after the end of the Paralympic Games, reports The Independent.
Movie: digital graphics company Crystal CG has sent us its animated flights over the city that TV broadcasters are using to zoom between venues for the London 2012 Olympics.
The London 2012 Olympics start today, and once again architecture is on the spotlight. With a big focus on reusable and adaptable structures, the lineup includes renowned architecture firms such as Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Hopkins Architects, Populous and Zaha Hadid Architects.
Dezeen Wire: architect Zaha Hadid has denied her design for the London 2012 Aquatics Centre is to blame for the 600 tickets sold to Olympic spectators unaware they’ll have a restricted view of the top diving events.