News: architecture critic Rowan Moore has labelled Renzo Piano's Shard skyscraper as a "serious failure of planning" and described claims that the Olympics will regenerate east London as "bullsh*t". More
Dezeen Wire: in his latest article for The Guardian, architecture and design critic Rowan Moore interviews Terence Conran ahead of an exhibition dedicated to his career at the Design Museum, which opens on 16 November.
In the article Moore suggest that Conran's greatest successes have been the businesses he's founded rather than the products or interiors he's designed, which Moore adds are "a little too managed, manipulated, packaged and don't quite communicate the fun he has got out of life, as if constrained by some invisible boundary."
Dezeen Wire: ahead of the Victoria & Albert Museum's exhibition Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990 starting on 24 September, architecture critic Rowan Moore discusses the definition of the movement and its impact on contemporary architecture - The Observer
Dezeen Wire: architecture critic Rowan Moore has written a scathing review of the recently opened Museum of Liverpool for The Observer. Read the full article here. Update 15/08/11: see the complete set of images in our later story.
Dezeenwire: former Evening Standard architecture writer Rowan Moore has replaced Stephen Bayley as The Observer's architecture critic, starting off with a review of SANAA's Rolex Learning Centre in Lausanne - The Observer. See Dezeen's story about the building here.