Populous has inaugurated the National Speed Skating Oval in the Chinese capital. Dubbed the ‘Ice Ribbon’, the oval-shaped stadium features 22 huge light strands which flow around it to create the impression of fast motion.
Kengo Kuma, Kenzo Tange and Fumihiko Maki but also Tange Associates, Kume Sekkei and more… Tokyo Olympics’ architecture is cross-generational and great, even if we can’t be there!
LET’S GO, BBC Tokyo Olympics trail by Nexus Studios and Factory Fifteen pays homage to the Japanese capital blending pop culture with sport.
From Burning Man’s ‘Empyrean’ temple to Tokyo Olympics and Venice Biennale architectures. 5 unbuilt pavilions we will be able to visit after the pandemic.
Japanese PM and International Olympic Committee announced that Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been postponed “no later than summer 2021” due to coronavirus.
Tokyo Olympics’ design: medals made from discarded smartphones, torches upcycling temporary constructions in the wake of the Fukushima calamity and pictograms inspired by the icons firstly introduced for Tokyo 1964 Games.
Japanese Designer Tokujin Yoshioka unveils new images of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch which is made from recycled aluminium originally used in the construction of prefabricated housing units in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster.
Outer space might sneak a peek on planet Earth, through Asif Khan’s super-dark Vantablack pavilion at PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018. The “darkest building on earth” features also a hydrophobic water installation recalling cities viewed from other planets.
During 2016 Summer Olympics, the Heart of Denmark beats in Ipanema beach, Rio de Janeiro, with a temporary pavilion by Henning Larsen Architects that refers to the country seafaring and yachting tradition.
Sailing, wheelchair racing, taekwondo and para-cycling. At Rio 2016 Olympics design technology and data analytics contribute to improve athletes performances.