Saturday, October 26, 2013

Hadid’s stadium for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games ‘to be scaled back’




Six months after the Japanese government approved Hadid’s proposals, the country’s parliament has signalled a reverse in its support. Hakubun Shimomura, the minister in charge of education, sports and science, said that the New National Stadium would cost 300 billion yen (£1.8 billion) to build and that was “too massive a budget”. The design of the 80,000-seat stadium will be preserved but Mr Shimomura said: “We need to rethink this and scale it down.”






via Alltop RSS http://archinect.com/news/article/85005794/hadid-s-stadium-for-2020-tokyo-olympic-games-to-be-scaled-back

Friday, October 25, 2013

What to Make of "What Starbucks Gets that Architects Don’t"



via A Daily Dose of Architecture http://archidose.blogspot.com/2013/10/what-to-make-of-what-starbucks-gets.html

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Welcome to the world’s largest offline search engine



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If you’re reading this, it’s highly probable you not only own a smartphone, but regularly use it to access the Internet. But what about the vast majority of Earth’s population... Keep reading → via The Next Web http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/10/24/welcome-worlds-largest-offline-search-engine/