· Zaha Hadid, CBE (born October 31, 1950, Baghdad, Iraq) is a notable British Iraqi deconstructivist architect.
becoming a partner in 1977.
· It was with Koolhaas that she met the engineer Peter Rice who gave her support and
encouragement early on, at a time when her work seemed difficult to build.
· In 1980 she established her own London-based practice.
· A winner of many international competitions, theoretically influential and groundbreaking,
a number of Hadid’s winning designs were initially never built.
· In 2004 Hadid became the first female recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, architecture’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize.
· The show, which proceeds in a linear fashion along the spiral, begins with paintings, continues with paper reliefs, models, and architectural renderings, and concludes with photographs of fi
· Although the organization is linear, the effect of gathering such a diverse group of material is nonetheless to reinforce just how unprogrammatic are Hadid’s designs.
· This architecture is not a response to functional requirements, or construction methods, or site constraints, but seems driven, instead, by images of The Future: streamlined shapes, free-flowing forms, AND SILHOUETTES that suggest an intergalactic space station.
· But there is more to Hadid’s architecture than sci-fi imagery. Traditionally, architects have sought to create order out of chaos.
· Hadid’s generation of self-styled avant-garde practitioners has upended this metaphor.
· Instead of order out of chaos, they have strived mightily to create chaos out of order. The result is dissatisfying.
· At its best, the Guggenheim show elicits amazement—”I didn’t know they could do that.” At its worst, it is merely confusing.
· In 2004, Christopher Hawthorne questioned Zaha Hadid’s radicalism.
· Despite her honors and this large retrospective, Hadid, has built relatively little.
· Her largest work, completed last year, is the BMW Plant Central Building in Leipzig, Germany.
· Although the BMW automobile is sometimes advertised as the “Ultimate Driving Machine,” the plant is less about engineering and technology than about chic, futuristic imagery.
What is striking is the extent to which the forms of the building and the furniture are interchangeable.
- Art Corner – Spotlight on Visionary Architect Zaha Hadid (notthesingularity.com)
- Zaha Hadid demonstrates us, how “Conscious Inspiration” leads us to significant architecture (archidialog.com)
- Can Zaha help Cyrpus? (stephensrant.wordpress.com)
- Zaha Hadid at Harvard GSD: “Space is Supposed to Enrich your Life” (core77.com)
- Architectural Technologist – Interview with Zaha Hadid (konstrukshon.com)
- Zaha Hadid: Britain must do more to help encourage its women architects (guardian.co.uk)
- It Sounds Terrifying To Work For Legendary Architect Zaha Hadid (businessinsider.com)
- Zaha Hadid’s New National Stadium of Japan (lostateminor.com)
- DLD 2013: creative leadership award goes to architect Zaha Hadid (archhdotcom.wordpress.com)
- Array auditorium seats by Zaha Hadid for Poltrona Frau (dezeen.com)