2012 review: July

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Z-Boat by Zaha Hadid

We're taking a look back at our most widely read stories for each month of the year and July's favourite was a speed boat by Zaha Hadid, plus the news was full of the London 2012 Olympics.

London 2012 Olympic Cauldron by Thomas Heatherwick

Thomas Heatherwick's London 2012 Olympic Cauldron sweeps into second place, unveiled at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.

Butterfly Loft Apartment by Tigg Coll Architects

Reaching third place, the Butterfly Loft Apartment in West London by Tigg Coll Architects has a staircase with a glass balustrade and open treads.

House of Cedar by Suga Atelier

Slotting into number four is House of Cedar in Osaka, designed by Suga Atelier, with a transparent facade and timber framing.

Stacking Green by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Winding up our July stories is Stacking Green by Vietnamese architects Vo Trong Nghia, a house in Ho Chi Minh City with a vertical garden.

Zaha Hadid denies blame for restricted views at London 2012 Aquatics Centre

The London 2012 Olympics brought plenty of architecture and design news, with Zaha Hadid under fire for restricted views at the Aquatics Centre (above) and denied a ticket to attend. There was also controversy over the marketing rules for architects of Olympic projects and Heatherwick's cauldron stole the show at the opening ceremony. See our interactive photo of the Olympic Park here and all our stories about design for the London 2012 Olympics here.

Gijs Bakker leaves Design Academy Eindhoven

Meanwhile the Design Academy Eindhoven was in turmoil with head of the masters school Gijs Bakker (above) retiring from the role just as the heads of all three masters courses resigned following a disagreement with the school over educational reform. The heads later returned to their posts, claiming victory in the dispute.

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