Dezeen Wire: architect Zaha Hadid has denied her design for the London 2012 Aquatics Centre is to blame for the 600 tickets sold to Olympic spectators unaware they'll have a restricted view of the top diving events. More »
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
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 »
Dezeen Wire: London 2012 organisers have started selling off the furniture that will used by athletes in the Olympic Village before the games have even begun.
Items for sale range from beds and tables to clothes racks and mail sorters and can be purchased online at www.remainsofthegames.co.uk.
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.
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.