Tag: Jonathan Glancey

"Maggie's Centre: the jolly green giant"
- The Guardian

Dezeen Wire:
in a review for The Guardian, architecture critic Jonathan Glancey says that the new Maggie's centre in Nottingham is like something out of a fairytale and "is clearly designed to make visitors smile" – The Guardian

Glancey claims that architect Piers Gough of CZWG and fashion designer Paul Smith, who was responsible for the interior, have triumphed in their attempt at creating a homely environment for those affected by cancer, adding: "From a purely architectural and design point of view, few hospital buildings – this side of the other eight Maggie's Centres built in Britain since the 1990s – are as welcoming."

See our original story on Maggie's Nottingham and subsequent story with more images as well as all our stories on Maggie's centres.

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

Design world reactions to Steve Jobs' resignation
as CEO of Apple

Dezeen Wire:
following Steve Jobs' resignation as CEO of Apple yesterday, Jonathan Glancey summarises the company's influence on design for the GuardianCliff Kuang for Co.Design points to the hiring of British designer Jonathan Ive as Jobs' greatest moment and the Huffington Post poles readers on which Apple product best encapsulates "Jobs' design revolution."

Apple fan Steven Fry talks about how Jobs "changed the cultural landscape" in a recording for the BBC while The Daily Beast collated Tweets from Apple employees in reaction to the news.

Last week Dezeen featured Foster + Partners' design for the new Apple headquarters.