zaha hadid

Zaha Hadid has been an inspiration for quite some time. The Iraqi-born british architect is the first woman to win the Pritzker prize architectural award (2004). One of the most chic, dynamic, and forceful architects today, her work transcends into all worlds design-related with an international body of work that is never short of futuristic movement and integrity. Her buildings move with force, yet never leave its form without a smooth and sophisticated edge.

Dubai Opera House by Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher. United Arab Emirates, [started] 2006.

Nordpark Cable Railway by Zaha Hadid Architects. Innsbruck,  Austria. 2007.

Symbiotic Villa by Zaha Hadid Architects for the Next-Gene 20 project in Taiwan, 2008.

On Zaha Hadid collaborations, both in fashion and design:

“The relationship between fashion and architecture is not a particularly oblique one. Both are based on structure, shape and prettying up basic necessities – clothes and shelter. The relationship between fashion and architects is less discussed. Yet even a glance at your garden-variety modern architect proves this is a group who are just as style-conscious as fashion designers.”

– Hadley Freeman

Landscape winery project in La Rioja by Frank Gehry, Santiago Calatrava, and Zaha Hadid. It is clear where her influence might have come in.

Rafael López de Heredia Tondonia Winery by Zaha Hadid, Jim Heverin, Tiago Correia. Haro, La Rioja, Spain 2006.

House of Chanel by Zaha Hadid and Karl Lagerfeld. Manhattan, New York, 2008.

Melissa shoes by Zaha Hadid Architects and Patrik Schumacher. London, 2008.

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~ by luxe. on May 3, 2010.

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