New Tokyo stadium for 2020 Olympics could cost up to ¥300 billion

Oct 23, 2013

New Tokyo stadium for 2020 Olympics could cost up to ¥300 billion

Construction of Tokyo’s new National Stadium for the 2020 Summer Olympics could cost up to ¥300 billion, Olympics minister Hakubun Shimomura said Wednesday. Speaking at the House of Councilors Budget Committee, Shimomura said the government will consider scaling back the project because the estimated ...

Zaha Hadid: queen of the curve

Sep 13, 2013

Zaha Hadid: queen of the curve

by Rowan Moore

Zaha Hadid was once flying to Frankfurt to give a talk. Her plane taxied out, developed a minor fault, and stopped. She refused to believe the reassurances that the delay would be brief, and demanded that she be put on another flight. Her wish ...