Dezeen Wire: architecture critic Jonathan Glancey reports from the opening of Westfield Stratford City, describing it as "a hermetic citadel of commercial seduction" - The Guardian
Monthly archives: September 2011
London Design Festival 2011: Dezeen and designjunction invite you to a party at designjunction, Victoria House Basement, 37 – 63 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4DA from 7.30pm on Friday 23 September. The evening will include Pecha Kucha organised by Modus, with designers Shin Azumi, Luke Pearson, Dominic Wilcox, Dezeen's Marcus Fairs and more. See you there!
Dezeen Wire: the Royal Institute of British Architects has released a report stating that house builders are failing to meet minimum space requirements for new homes. The Case for Space report claims that customers are not being provided with necessary information about the size of space they are purchasing. The report is part of the RIBA's HomeWise campaign that demands better information from estate agents and house builders and provides an online resource for house buyers. More »
Dezeen Wire: British pop-art pioneer Richard Hamilton has died aged 89 - The Guardian
Dezeen Wire: the practical trend of adapting and reusing existing buildings is the focus of an article by Giovanna Dunmall in The Economist.
Dunmall points to an office building by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) and the redevelopment of The Royal Shakespeare Company headquarters by Bennetts Associates Architects, both of which were nominated for this year's Stirling Prize. Read the full story here.
Dezeen Wire: Justin McGuirk of The Guardian is the latest critic to write about the kitsch revival of postmodernism, which he says remains popular with consumers - The Guardian
A retrospective about the postmodern movement opens at the Victoria & Albert museum on 24 September. See recent articles on postmodernism by Alice Rawsthorn for The New York Times and Rowan Moore in The Observer.
One half of an extension to a house in north London is surrounded by frameless glass, whilst the other half is encased in slatted timber. More »
Following our recent feature about buildings clad in weathered steel, here's an archive in Essen, Germany, that is clad in Corten. More »