Dezeen Wire: an architect from one of the firms that collaborated with Foster + Partners on the design of the Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal in China says that recent damage caused by wind had nothing to do with the quality of the design – The Washington Post
Shao Weiping of the Beijing Architectural Design and Research Institute said he was "very confident that the design was perfect and involved no mistakes or flaws.” China state media say passengers reported seeing roofing material from Terminal 3 blowing across the runway and through the three-year-old terminal building. It is the second time in a year that wind has reportedly affected the structure.
The latest batch of designers and brands to be added to the line up for our Christmas pop-up store The Temporium include WRAP magazine (above), whose large format pull-out illustrations are perfect for wrapping presents.
There are also pencils in the shape of crucifixes, lace-up leather grips for handlebars, deluxe paper planes and much more… More
Dezeen Wire: architecture critic Hugh Pearman has expressed admiration for the mature and understated nature of Dutch practice OMA's design for a new headquarters for merchant bank Rothschild on a sensitive site near the Bank of England – Hugh Pearman
Pearman suggests that it is "a miracle that a ‘foreign’ firm of architects with a reputation for the outrageous won the 2005 competition to redevelop the site," but describes their approach to this project as "well-mannered, corporate, svelte, positively self-effacing."
The area's history demanded a low-key approach and Pearman adds that, although he wishes the building "wasn’t on quite such good behaviour," its response to the brief "makes the right urbanistic moves and is enlivened by some flashes of wit."
Dutch designers Tjep. have completed three quirky shops and sales counters in the newly refurbished Departure Lounge 3 of Schiphol airport, Amsterdam. More