Monthly archives: July 2012
Dezeen Wire: officials say the ancient Colosseum in Rome, one of Italy's most popular attractions, has started to tilt and may need urgent repairs - Guardian
Dezeen Wire: angered that architects, engineers and suppliers have been unable to promote their Olympics-related work because of a marketing agreement with London 2012 organisers, New London Architecture chair Peter Murray aims to provoke debate on the subject at today's Creative Industries Summit in London by wearing a T-shirt listing all the architects and engineers involved in London 2012. More »
Dezeen Wire: Guus Beumer has been named director of a new institute for architecture, design and electronic culture that is due to launch in January in the Netherlands. More »
Digital data is visualised as kinks in a piece of thread to make an analogue, wall-mounted graph by design students Christian Ferrara and Jon McTaggart (+movie). More »
Thomas Heatherwick's design for the Olympic Cauldron stole the show at the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony on Friday night. Here's a round-up of all our stories about Heatherwick; highlights include our video interviews with him about the cauldron, about his "hairy" UK pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010; and the new London double-decker bus.
Just in case you haven't seen enough design for the London 2012 Olympic games yet, we've made a new Pinterest board featuring all the London 2012 Olympic design and architecture images from the pages of Dezeen. Over 21,000 people now follow us on Pinterest – join them here.
Dezeen Wire: the trail of Brooklyn designer Takeshi Miyakawa, who was arrested for "planting false bombs" while assembling an outdoor lighting installation in New York, has been adjourned. More »
Five years ago designers were injecting an element of fun into their projects: Nendo created a climbing wall of picture frames (above) at a fitness club, while architects BIG designed a winter resort hotel where guests could ski down the roof (below). More »