London Olympics' Conflicted Architecture: Gorgeous Gardens, Scary "Orbit"

By James S. Russell - 2012-07-10T14:42:12Z

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The Basketball Arena Detail

Varying light alters the apparent topography of the metal ribs that stretch the PVC fabric of the basketball arena. Architect Wilkinson Eyre fitted the interior with lighting that can vary effects and add color.