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issue #112 02/08/12



London 2012 Olympic Cauldron by Thomas Heatherwick

The big story this issue is Thomas Heatherwick's Olympic Cauldron and despite controversy over its position, readers are heaping praise on the design. Watch Heatherwick talk about the commission in our movie interview. Read the story and comments »

Kirchplatz Office and Residence by Oppenheim and Huesler Architekten

Readers are impressed that Oppenheim Architecture + Design and Huesler Architekten managed to make offices for themselves in an eighteenth century building without creating a "classic-modern monster fusion." Read the story and comments »

Designed in Hackney Day

Our Designed in Hackney Day of talks with some of the most interesting architects and designers from our local borough took place yesterday - see photos from the event on Facebook and look out for the movies on Dezeen soon. 

Ninotsminda Border Checkpoint by Luka Machablishvili

Readers are already imagining this border checkpoint between Georgia amd Armenia by Luka Machablishvili as a ruin, and it's not even built yet. Read the story and comments »

Google Super HQ by PENSON

Google's new London headquarters by PENSON isn't fooling anyone. "You can trust us with all your personal information because we're just a down to earth kooky crew," mimics one reader. Read the story and comments »

Pulse by Christian Ferrera and Jon McTaggart

Some readers are inchanted by this wall-mounted graph representing data pulled from the internet by Christian Ferrera and Jon McTaggart, but others don't see the point. Read the story and comments »

This August is London design month at Dezeen Super Store where, with the eyes of the world on London for the Olympic Games, we will be showcasing a range of products by some of the best designers and brands in the city. More details »

FSMA Tower by Dave Edwards

Dave Edwards' concept for a tower that runs on algae fails to impress. "Why do these renders look so post-apocalyptic and dark?" queries one commenter. Read the story and comments »

Olympic architecture and design

We're celebrating the Olympics by awarding gold, silver and bronze medals to architecture and design for the games every day this week. We've also compiled all our images of Olympic design on Pinterest. See all the medallists »

Scrap Skyscraper by Projeto Coletivo

Not everyone gets this concept for a skyscraper made of rubbish by Projeto Coletivo and over on Twitter it was mistaken for the ArcelorMittal Orbit at the London Olympic Park (above). Read the story and comments »

Dezeen Watch Store: MY04 Sunstich by Michael Young

The first watch in our new summer collection at Dezeen Watch Store is the solar powered touch-screen MY04 Sunstich designed by industrial designer Michael Young for ODM. More details »

House in Amagi by Atelier Cube

Although residents might learn where to watch their step, readers think this house by Atelier Cube is too full of trip hazzards to invite anyone round. Read the story and comments »

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Stylepark London 2012 Olympic street art by Banksy

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Ninotsminda Border Checkpoint by Luka Machablishvili

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227 Flat by OODA

A net above a staircase that provides a place to hang out is proving popular on Pinterest »

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