Posts Tagged ‘ olympics ’

Coca Cola’s Olympic Beatbox is a Building with a Beat : TreeHugger

Much has been written about Coca Cola’s Beatbox at the Olympic Park. It has gotten kudos from the design crowd, the architects and the cool police.

It is gorgeous to look at. Architects Pernilla and Asif have created a bright red attractive structure. It is one of a series of interactive, participatory pavilions allotted to sponsors and it really stands out from that crowd.

It is a building with a beat, created from the sporting sounds of athletes.

via Coca Cola’s Olympic Beatbox is a Building with a Beat : TreeHugger.

Infographic: Iconic Olympic Buildings | ArchDaily

The London 2012 Olympics start today, and once again architecture is on the spotlight. With a big focus on reusable and adaptable structures, the lineup includes renowned architecture firms such as Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Hopkins Architects, Populous and Zaha Hadid Architects.

On this infographic we introduce you the iconic buildings of the Olympics since 776 B.C. until today! Follow our London 2012 Olympics coverage in its dedicated page.

via Infographic: Iconic Olympic Buildings | ArchDaily.

Infographic: Iconic Olympic Buildings | ArchDaily

Thinking Back to the 1984 Summer Olympics: The Glory and the Magenta | Settler’s Landing | Fast Company

Thinking Back to the 1984 Summer Olympics: The Glory and the Magenta | Settler’s Landing | Fast Company.


Olympics

Being a designer in Southern California is like doing comedy; it’s much harder than it looks. The 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles was a perfect example of this. I remember the spring before the Olympics. Everyone planned to leave town. “It will be like Armageddon,” people said. “The freeways will be jammed. People will be stranded on the 405 for days.”