Monthly archives: February 2012

Arch Leaks website reveals the secrets
of UK architecture firms

Dezeen Wire:
a London architect has launched a website, named Arch Leaks, where architecture professionals are invited to anonymously comment on the environments of offices in which they've worked.

Initial comments have been made about the studios of Foster + Partners, Zaha Hadid ArchitectsDavid Chipperfield Architects and Herzog & de Meuron.

See them all at

Frank Gehry: 'There's a backlash
against me' - Observer

Dezeen Wire:
architect Frank Gehry discusses how the success of the Bilbao Guggenheim sparked an inevitable backlash against iconic architecture in an interview with architecture critic Rowan Moore, but says expression is still a fundamental quality of his buildings - Observer

You can see more stories about Frank Gehry here, including the rippled steel skyscraper he completed in New York last year.

Thierry Henry rebuilds his home to fit
four-storey fish tank - Daily Mail

Dezeen Wire:
French footballer Thierry Henry has submitted plans to demolish and rebuild his £5.9 million home in north London to accomodate a four-storey-high fish tank - Daily Mail

The existing house was designed in 1999 by British architect Sir Richard MacCormac, founder of British firm MJP Architects. You can see a couple of projects by MJP on Dezeen here.

Former Airside co-founder and MD launch
new design company

Dezeen Wire:
Alex Maclean and Caroline Matthews, formerly co-founder and MD of acclaimed design firm Airside, have announced the launch of their new studio, to be called Rupert Ray.

Airside are to close next month - more details in our earlier Dezeen Wire story.

The new company will open in April working on branding, graphic design, illustration, animation and live action in London. Rupert Ray is named after a historical figure who happens to be distantly related to both Maclean and Matthews. More »