London 2012

Controversy over London 2012
Olympic Cauldron

Controversy over London 2012 Olympic Cauldron

Dezeen Wire: after a spectacular unveiling on Friday, the London 2012 Olympic Cauldron designed by Thomas Heatherwick is proving controversial. Detractors complain that it's hidden out of sight for most visitors to the Olympic Park, only on show for those with tickets to events inside the main stadium, and last night the Cauldron had to be extinguished while it was moved aside to make way for sporting events.

Read more about the Cauldron's design in our earlier story here and see all our stories about the London 2012 Olympics here.

"Despite changes, there's little to love
in 2012 Olympics logo" - New York Times

London 2012 Olympic logo

Dezeen Wire: design critic Alice Rawsthorn asks whether the London 2012 Olympic logo has won over the public since it's launch in 2007 when Wolff Olins, creators of the mark, assured an outraged public that they would learn to love it - New York Times

Read more about the logo here and see all our stories about the London 2012 Olympics here.

Hackney House Architecture Showcase
details announced


Dezeen Wire:
 the London Borough of Hackney have announced the details of their Architecture Weekend, a free event showcasing architecture in the borough.

Taking place from 28 to 29 July at Hackney House, the event will give visitors the chance to speak to architects who have studios in Hackney or have designed work in the borough, with entertainment from comedians, musicians and DJs in the evenings. More »