With the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games taking place in a few hours' time, take a look at this annotated aerial photo of the Olympic Park, which we've tagged with info about all the key venues and nearby buildings (click here to see the image). More
After the first allocation of tickets sold out within 24 hours, we have increased capacity and released another limited batch of tickets for our Designed in Hackney Day on 1 August. Click here to register now for this FREE event and read on for more details... More
Dezeen Wire: architect Zaha Hadid has denied her design for the London 2012 Aquatics Centre is to blame for the 600 tickets sold to Olympic spectators unaware they'll have a restricted view of the top diving events. More
Dezeen Wire: design critic Alice Rawsthorn asks whether the London 2012 Olympic logo has won over the public since it's launch in 2007 when Wolff Olins, creators of the mark, assured an outraged public that they would learn to love it - New York Times
Dezeen Wire: the London Borough of Hackney have announced the details of their Architecture Weekend, a free event showcasing architecture in the borough.
Taking place from 28 to 29 July at Hackney House, the event will give visitors the chance to speak to architects who have studios in Hackney or have designed work in the borough, with entertainment from comedians, musicians and DJs in the evenings. 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.
British designer Michael Robinson's topical posters celebrating this summer in London are available from Dezeen Super Store at 38 Monmouth Street, London WC2. Come down to our launch party tonight from 6-9pm and remember you can print off this flyer to get 10% off at the store! More
Dezeen Wire: the shadow Olympics minister Tessa Jowell has criticised London 2012 organisers over the stringent marketing rules that will prevent architects from entering their Olympics projects into awards – The Guardian
"This kind of stricture was never the intention when the rules were designed," said Jowell. "I hope that a reasonable compromise can be found so that these great British architects can get the recognition that they deserve."
Dezeen Wire: The Telegraph interviews architect Dame Zaha Hadid on her career and her design for the Aquatics Centre for the London 2012 Olympic Games, with Hadid revealing that she hasn't been invited to the games: "“Not me, not a single member of my team has been invited to a single event in the pool or anything” - The Telegraph
Related: Zaha Hadid becomes a dame
Here's the line-up for our Designed in Hackney Day on 1 August. This event is FREE! Click here to register now and read on for more details... Update: additional tickets have now been made available after initial allocation sold out in less than 24 hours. More