Monthly archives: May 2012

Slideshow feature: Yongsan
International Business District

Slideshow feature: Yongsan International Business District

Skyscrapers in Seoul: this week we've run a series of stories on the Yongsan International Business District, a new commercial hub in Seoul, South Korea, that's due for completion in 2024. Commissioned by South Korean developer DreamHub, the new district has been masterplanned by architect Daniel Libeskind and will include skyscrapers by a host of international architects including Renzo Piano, BIG, MVRDV, REX, Dominique Perrault and Libeskind. Here’s a slideshow to bring them all together. More »

Dezeen Mail #101

ArcelorMittal Orbit by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond

We just sent the latest issue of our Dezeen Mail newsletter, which leads with the completion of London's Olympic venues and, in particular, our readers' horrified reaction to Anish Kapoor's ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture (above). One commenter described as an "evil scientist's lair".

Also included in this issue are all the latest jobs, competitions (including how to win a £520 bike), music tracks plus the usual round-up of the best stories and comments from the past week. Read Dezeen Mail issue 101 »

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Dezeen Music Project: Edison (Proton Mix)
by Chris Harvey

This evening Dezeen Music Project will be heading off to the launch party for tokyobike's new store, where we'll be behind the decks providing all the tunes.

We'll be spinning an eclectic mix of some of our favourite music that's been submitted so far, including up-tempo party tracks, mellow grooves as well as darker, more ambient music like this great track by Chris Harvey.

All the details about the party can be found here.

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"Olympics stadium disappoints architects,
but supporting cast save day" - Guardian


Dezeen Wire:
 architects Piers Gough and Amanda Levete plus architectural historian Charles Jencks have given their verdict on the architecture of the Olympic site in an article for British newspaper The Guardian.

While the Olympic stadium and handball arena are severely criticised by the group, all three praise the velodrome and aquatics centre.

Read the full story here and see our special feature rounding up all the permanent structures for the London 2012 games here.

Dezeen Music Project: Shard
by SuN

When photographer Paul Raftery sent us his timelapse movie of The Shard yesterday, one of our very first reactions was how great the soundtrack was. So we thought we'd post it up in full here on Dezeen Music Project.

The track is by SuN (aka George McCleod), and we think it more than holds its own as a standalone track. But make sure you check out the movie it was composed for as well.

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World Architecture Festival 2012: Mapungubwe
Interpretation Centre by Peter Rich Architects

World Architecture Festival 2012: Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre by Peter Rich Architects

World Architecture Festival 2012: in the next movie from our series running up to this year's World Architecture Festival, programme director Paul Finch tells us how the jury were "bowled over" by the hand-constructed Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre by Peter Rich Architects, winner of the festival's World Building of the Year award in 2009. More »