Tag: London 2012 Olympics

"Olympics stadium disappoints architects,
but supporting cast save day" - Guardian

Dezeen Wire:
 architects Piers Gough and Amanda Levete plus architectural historian Charles Jencks have given their verdict on the architecture of the Olympic site in an article for British newspaper The Guardian.

While the Olympic stadium and handball arena are severely criticised by the group, all three praise the velodrome and aquatics centre.

Read the full story here and see our special feature rounding up all the permanent structures for the London 2012 games here.

Dezeen presents: Designed in Hackney

Designed in Hackney

Dezeen today launches a new initiative to celebrate the incredible diversity of design talent in the east London borough of Hackney.

Designed in Hackney will showcase world-class architecture and design created in the borough, which is one of the five host boroughs for the London 2012 Olympic Games as well as being home to Dezeen's offices.

Each day from tomorrow until the games this summer, Dezeen will publish buildings, interiors and objects that have been designed in Hackney, creating a unique guide to the borough's rich and diverse design community.

The showcase can be accessed via www.designedinhackney.com.

If you're a Hackney designer or architect and you'd like your work featured, please drop us a line with "Designed in Hackney" in the subject line.

The Designed in Hackney logo has been developed by our Hackney neighbours Zerofee.

Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond's Olympic
sculpture is "a grower"- The Guardian

Dezeen Wire:
The Guardian's architecture critic Jonathan Glancey explains that the much-criticised ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture, designed by Anish Kapoor and structural engineer Cecil Balmond for next year's Olympics in London, has been an easy target for jokes but that it demonstrates Britain's manufacturing capabilities and says it "may even effect buildings of the future just as the Eiffel Tower and the Crystal Palace did" - The Guardian