08 Aug '12, 9am

Pop-Up Architecture on the Cheap--Just for the Olympics

Pop-Up Architecture on the Cheap--Just for the Olympics

Bonnie Alter/CC BY 2.0 House of Flags The Mayor of London is going all out to show the world what a fantastic place the city is. WONDER is a series of cheap and cheerful pavilions by staff and students at 4 different architecture schools , commissioned to make public places even more fun and bring on the Olympic spirit. They have been plunked all over town: from train stations to parks so seeing them all will require Olympic efforts: but they are worth it. What a bunch of innovative, and surprising works they turn out to be. House of Flags is across from the House of Commons. A perfect location for a work that presents the flags of all the nations participating in the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. It's made of interlocking wood and has cut-outs to let the views in on either side. Bonnie Alter/CC BY 2.0 Alga(e)zebo Alga(e)zebo is located at a busy train station but in a ve...

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