Dezeen and MINI World Tour: in our next movie recorded at the MINI Paceman Garage in Milan last month, MINI head of design Anders Warming discusses the design of the new MINI Paceman and design journalist and curator Kieran Long gives us his thoughts on how the current generation of designers compares to the great masters. More
News: architects and critics have called for the earthquake-damaged Christchurch Cathedral in New Zealand to be restored to its original gothic appearance after rejecting two contemporary proposals as "bizarre" and "architecturally illiterate". More
News: journalist Kieran Long has been appointed senior curator of contemporary architecture, design and digital at the V&A museum in London. More
Dezeen Wire: Rem Koolhaas of OMA is tipped to be director of the next Venice Architecture Biennale in 2014. Among those speculating on Twitter was assistant director for the 2012 biennale Kieran Long, who tweeted "it's certain to be Rem Koolhaas next time. Done deal say my sources." More
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.
Read all of our stories on the London Olympics here.
Dezeen Wire: architecture critic Kieran Long describes proposals by property giants Land Securities to redevelop a large part of the area around Victoria Station in London as "promising for the future of Victoria and for the future of large-scale property development in central London in general." - Evening Standard
Dezeen Wire: architect John Pawson talks to critic Kieran Long about his installation at St Paul’s Cathedral, which features a large mirror reflecting the interior of a helical staircase. The minimal but technically complex installation is open from 19-23 September as part of the London Design Festival - London Evening Standard