After years of controversy, Japan’s Sport Council has chosen a new design for an Olympic stadium in Tokyo. It will be be smaller, more sensitive to its surroundings, and (relatively) inexpensive — and it could be a model for other host cities.
In an anecdote straight out of Final Destination: Architectural Terror (coming 2016), Austrian newspaper Die Presse and Dezeen report that an 80kg chunk of concrete came crashing onto the portico of a new Zaha Hadid building in Vienna. And this isn’t the first time.
The Pritzker Prize-winning starchitect Zaha Hadid just released images of her latest design — three matching towers for Brisbane’s waterfront — and they look nothing short of alien. Which feels oddly appropriate, since the skyscrapers are also supposed to sit on potentially radioactive land.