Tag: London 2012 Olympics

Interview: BarberOsgerby on designing
the Olympic Torch

Interview: BarberOsgerby on designing the Olympic Torch

Clerkenwell Design Week 2012: British design duo BarberOsgerby talk about designing the London 2012 Olympic Torch in this movie we filmed last week at the Vitra showroom during Clerkenwell Design WeekUpdate: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12. More »

"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.