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
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Dezeen Wire: Swedish furniture retailer Ikea is to build an eco-housing development next to London's Olympic park in Stratford. A spokesman for Ikea has claimed that the 1,200 home scheme featuring its own water power plant, school, health surgery and nursery will be "the newest and most interesting development in the whole area" - London Evening Standard
Dezeen Wire: plans by football club West Ham United to move into London's Olympic Stadium after next year's Games have collapsed amid concerns over ongoing legal disputes. The stadium will now remain in public ownership, with prospective tenants paying an annual rent to the Olympic Park Legacy Company - BBC News
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Dezeen Wire: architecture critic Kieran Long has written a damning summary of the Olympic Park Legacy Company's plans to regenerate the Olympic site following the games in 2012. In an article in the London Evening Standard Long states: "It seems the OPLC has no idea what the Olympic Park could be, apart from a leisure landscape for visitors and a recreation space for families."
Subsequently on Twitter he commented "OPLC 'not happy with the tone of my piece' in today's Evening Standard," before inviting readers to make up their own minds.
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Dezeen Wire: The Telegraph shows 22 new aerial photos of the London 2012 Olympic Games venues - see the gallery here.
Dezeenwire: British designer Thomas Heatherwick has been appointed to design the Olympic Cauldron, which will house the torch for the London 2012 Olympic Games. More details on the London 2012 website »
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