Big Air ski jump

This week the Winter Olympics kicked off in Beijing

This week on Dezeen, we marked the start of the 2022 Winter Olympics by looking at the buildings that will be hosting events over the next two weeks.

The Olympics are taking place in Beijing, marking the first time that a city has hosted both the winter and summer games.

Taking advantage of this, many venues built for the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, including the Bird's Nest stadium and Water Cube, are being reused.

Among the scattering of new venues is the Ice Ribbon speed skating stadium designed by Populous and the world's first permanent ski jump for big air events.

The Monolith, Ningbo, by Neri&Hu
Twelve Chinese architecture projects completing in the Year of the Tiger

While the week ended with the opening of the Olympics in China, it began with the celebration of the Chinese New Year.

To coincide with the festivities, Dezeen rounded up 12 major architecture projects in China that are set to open in the Year of the Tiger.

Black History Month 2022
Fourteen Black architects and designers you should know

This week also saw the beginning of Black History Month.

To mark the occasion, we asked 12 well-known Black architects and designers to select a fellow Black contemporary who they believe deserves greater recognition.

Render of Black Chapel by Theaster Gates
Theaster Gates unveils Black Chapel as 2022 Serpentine Pavilion

In London, the design for this year's annual Serpentine Pavilion was revealed.

Designed by American artist Theaster Gates, the wooden pavilion will be named Black Chapel and informed by Stoke-on-Trent's bottle kilns.

Geller I house by Marcel Breuer
"The destruction of Breuer's Geller house feels like the Penn Station moment for modern homes"

In the wake of the demolition of Marcel Breuer's Geller I house last week, Liz Waytkus argued that more needs to be done to protect historic houses from demolition.

"The destruction of Breuer's Geller house feels like the Penn Station moment for modern homes," she wrote in an opinion piece for Dezeen.

In Jersey, the Will Alsop-designed La Frégate cafe was identified as another modern building under threat of demolition. In response to the threat, the architectural charity Twentieth Century Society has applied to have the building listed.

Skylight of converted silo in Silo Living by Stella van Beers
Stella van Beers converts grain silo into micro home

Popular projects on Dezeen this week included a grain silo converted into a tiny holiday home, a house embedded in sand dunes and a marble-clad house.

Our lookbooks this week focused on self-designed homes by architects and designers and interiors with conversation pits.

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