Dezeen Wire: the latest RIBA Future Trends Survey has shown that the majority of architects in the UK anticipate a decline in workload over the summer, particularly in the private housing sector.
The survey reports that London practices remain the most optimistic about future workloads, but that architects in the north of England and Northern Ireland expect a downturn in the coming months. More
The latest issue of Dezeen Mail features a speedboat designed by Zaha Hadid (above), a shoe inspired by a bird's skull and a proposal to thatch London skyscrapers, plus new jobs, competitions and music.
Dezeen Wire: the majority of the British public have "little idea" what architects do, according to a recent survey commissioned by online architect's forum Inbuilding.org.
The results reveal that 15% of adults are unaware that architects design buildings, while as many as 72% don't know that architects apply for the planning permission required for construction. More
Dezeen Wire: London 2012 organisers have started selling off the furniture that will used by athletes in the Olympic Village before the games have even begun.
Items for sale range from beds and tables to clothes racks and mail sorters and can be purchased online at www.remainsofthegames.co.uk.