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If skateboarding ever becomes accepted as an Olympic sport, Russell Potter, a third-year student at the University of Nottingham, is ready with his design for the Yoshiwara Hotel. Designed for London's 2012 Olympic bid, this comprises a floating urban canvas that allows skateboarders to create beauty through a combination of skill, balance, motion, and textures. The manipulation of space is manifested in freedom of movement and constantly deforming landscapes, with technologies and ...


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