Monthly archives: June 2012

Architects vote to find Britain's
worst building of the year


Dezeen Wire:
British architecture magazine Building Design has invited the public to nominate the worst buildings constructed in the UK in the last year for the seventh annual Carbuncle Cup award.

Already on the list is restored tea clipper the Cutty Sark, which was widely criticised when it was completed back in April, but the favourite is the ArcelorMittal Orbit, the 115 metre-high bright red sculpture at the London 2012 Olympic park. More »

Special feature: Spanish public
architecture

Special feature: Spanish public architecture

Slideshow: Spain's economy may be in tatters but that hasn't stopped it opening a raft of impressive public buildings in towns, cities and even remote villages over the past year. Amid bailouts and claims that extravagant architectural projects have helped cause the problems, here's a celebration of more modest projects from Spain such as museums, town halls, markets, auditoriums, bridges and even railway control centres featured on Dezeen recently. More »

British Council announces International
Architecture and Design Showcase 2012


Dezeen Wire:
the British Council has announced the International Architecture and Design Showcase 2012, a season of exhibitions, installations, lectures and films at 50 international embassies and British cultural institutions across London to coincide with the London 2012 Olympics.

It will begin with the London Festival of Architecture on 23 June and end with the London Design Festival on 23 September.

Dezeen and writer/curator Beatrice Galilee will host Designed in Hackney Day on 1 August featuring Hackney design-themed talks, walks and workshops at Hackney House in Shoreditch. Read more about the day here and see our showcase of design and architecture from the borough here.

See all our stories about London 2012 » More »