The Week in Design: From Treehouses to Washing Machines, With a Visit to the Olympics

The Olympic Cauldron In Its New Home at the Olympic Stadium

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british designer thomas theatherwick

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TreeHugger Bonnie reviews the cauldron, and the Olympic stadium it is hidden away in, "much to the public's dismay, so only those lucky enough to have a ticket to a stadium event get to see it."

And how does it look? It is a presence. Placed at one end of the stadium, it is clearly in view from all parts of the huge venue. Its lights are blazing but it is much smaller than one would think. It is quite intimate looking; dignified and restrained. Rather than trendy or in-your-face design, it is respectful of the age-old tradition.

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