Monthly archives: May 2012

Chelsea Football Club offer to buy
Battersea Power Station

Dezeen Wire:
Chelsea Football Club have made an offer to buy Battersea Power Station in south London, with plans to redevelop it into a 60,000 capacity stadium - BBC

Creditors of previous owners Treasury Holdings put the building up for sale in January. See abandoned plans for the site by Rafael Viñoly here and  a more recent alternative proposal by Terry Farrell here.

Interview: Justin McGuirk
at Dezeen Studio

Interview: Justin McGuirk at Dezeen Studio

Milan 2012: in this interview filmed at Dezeen Studio, Guardian critic Justin McGuirk gives us his take on the future of design criticism, as fast reactions on platforms like Twitter and Facebook are balanced by long-form analysis in e-books and online journals.

He goes on to discuss how the fetishisation of traditional crafts by mass-producers is pushing design in a new direction and agrees with previous guest journalist Joseph Grima that the arrival of hacking culture and open-source production is the big story in Milan this year, describing it as the antithesis to the luxury design industry that the city normally centres around. More »

"Dallas Museum Simmers in a Neighbor’s
Glare" - New York Times

Dezeen Wire:
a glazed skyscraper being constructed across the street from the Renzo Piano-designed Nasher Sculpture Centre in Dallas is creating so much glare that it is damaging artworks, burning plants and dazzling visitors - New York Times

Originally completed in 2003, the museum features a glazed roof that was intended to let gentle levels of daylight inside. However, the arrival of the new tower has forced curators to install light-blocking panels for a recent exhibition. More »