The London 2012 Olympics are well underway and every day this week we'll award medals to design and architecture created for the games, starting with the three most popular stories. The Olympic Torch by BarberOsgerby takes the gold, with over 40,000 pageviews. More
Dezeen Wire: after a spectacular unveiling on Friday, the London 2012 Olympic Cauldron designed by Thomas Heatherwick is proving controversial. Detractors complain that it's hidden out of sight for most visitors to the Olympic Park, only on show for those with tickets to events inside the main stadium, and last night the Cauldron had to be extinguished while it was moved aside to make way for sporting events.
Read more about the Cauldron's design in our earlier story here and see all our stories about the London 2012 Olympics here.
Dezeen Wire: officials say the ancient Colosseum in Rome, one of Italy's most popular attractions, has started to tilt and may need urgent repairs - Guardian
Dezeen Wire: angered that architects, engineers and suppliers have been unable to promote their Olympics-related work because of a marketing agreement with London 2012 organisers, New London Architecture chair Peter Murray aims to provoke debate on the subject at today's Creative Industries Summit in London by wearing a T-shirt listing all the architects and engineers involved in London 2012. More
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Dezeen Wire: Guus Beumer has been named director of a new institute for architecture, design and electronic culture that is due to launch in January in the Netherlands. More
Digital data is visualised as kinks in a piece of thread to make an analogue, wall-mounted graph by design students Christian Ferrara and Jon McTaggart (+movie). More
Dezeen Wire: the seminar programme for 100% Design in London this September has been announced and features a series of live shows curated by Dezeen and talks by designers including Ross Lovegrove and Yves Behar (above). More
Florida-based firm Oppenheim Architecture + Design and Swiss studio Huesler Architekten have created offices for themselves in an eighteenth century building in northern Switzerland and constructed a new house in the garden behind (+ slideshow). More