Olympics The Archives

Wednesday 23 April, 2014

3XN chosen to design new Swiss headquarters for the Olympics

News:킠Danish firm 3XN has been selected as preferred architect to design a new headquarters for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne, Switzerland.


Thursday 06 February, 2014

Sochi Winter Olympics commence inside Populous-designed stadium

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games get underway this Friday with an opening ceremony inside a Faberge팁 egg-inspired stadium by sports architecture firm Populous.


Friday 06 September, 2013

Video: Rio de Janeiro timelapse

Click here to view the embedded video. Rio de Janeiro has become one of the most popular destinations right now, hosting some games of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. Joe Capra shared with us this timelapse video he made on the Brazilian city. Besides the fantastic natural settings that surround the […]


Thursday 30 May, 2013

New Tryvann Tower Proposal / MAD Arkitekter

With a unique, prominent position in the urban landscape of Oslo, the Tryvann Tower is an existing TV transmission tower high up on the forested hills surrounding the city. Launching the idea of developing a new Tryvann Tower, MAD Arkitekter envisioned a tower with an elegant and bold design, placed in the same position as […]



Monday 01 April, 2013

AD Interviews: Chris Wilkinson & Jim Eyre / Wilkinson Eyre Architects

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.


Wednesday 27 March, 2013

AD Interviews: Ricky Burdett

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 […]


Tuesday 02 October, 2012

Architects should be wary of “thinking that they know how to do everything” Studio Weave

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.”


Thursday 27 September, 2012

Olympic regeneration claims are “bullsh*t,” says Rowan Moore

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”.


Saturday 18 August, 2012

New plans for Olympic Park tours to preserve post-Games “afterglow” – Independent

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.