Posts tagged as 'Zaha Hadid'

Shanghai studio AIM Architecture has designed the office for Soho China, the property developers behind Zaha Hadid's Galaxy Soho, creating an entrance with reflective strips of light that give the illusion of a never-ending grid

Shanghai studio AIM Architecture has designed the office for Soho China, the property developers behind Zaha Hadid’s Galaxy Soho, creating an entrance with reflective strips of light that give the illusion of a never-ending grid

Creative light-shaping by architects and interior architects, married with ingenious, technologically driven lighting solutions, are changing the way we experience, interact with and use light in work, contract and other spaces. It’s a new dawn. (by Alex Bradley)

 

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Tue 15.10.

Superyacht by Zaha Hadid for Blohm+Voss (DE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 15.10.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

Superyacht by Zaha Hadid for Blohm+Voss

Superyacht by Zaha Hadid for Blohm+Voss

Pritzker prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid has collaborated with renowned Hamburg-based shipbuilders Blohm+Voss to design a new superyacht, a design informed by fluid dynamics and underwater ecosystems.

 

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Tue 8.10.

Library and Learning Centre in Vienna by Zaha Hadid Architects

Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.10.2013 - Tagged as:

Library and Learning Centre in Vienna by Zaha Hadid Architects, photo: courtesy Rieder Smart Elements

Library and Learning Centre in Vienna by Zaha Hadid Architects, photo: courtesy Rieder Smart Elements

Zaha Hadid’s Library and Learning Centre opened last week in the city’s second district, one of seven buildings that make up the new campus of Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

 

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Thu 4.7.

‘Prima’ installation by Zaha Hadid for Swarovski (AT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.07.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

'Prima' installation by Zaha Hadid for Swarovski

‘Prima’ installation by Zaha Hadid for Swarovski

Crystal brand Swarovski has commissioned architect Zaha Hadid to create a celebratory installation to mark the completion 20 years ago of her first major built project, the Fire Station at Vitra Campus, Weil am Rhein, Germany.

 

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Temporary music hall by Zaha Hadid Architects; photo by Joel Chester Fildes

From huge temporary stadia to tiny transitory event spaces, pop-up architecture fulfils many roles and comes in many guises. In some cases the very latest technologies are used to engineer complex structures, while in others a readymade approach using scavenged materials is more appropriate. Architonic examines some key pop-up projects that are designed to make the most of their short lifespans. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

read the ‘Pop-up stars: temporary contemporary architecture’ article in full on Architonic

Foster + Partners' showpiece stadium for Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid; image © courtesy Foster + Partners

As the cost of hosting major sporting events continues to rise, the need for something positive to be left behind once the fun and games are over becomes ever more vital. Architonic examines past and future events and the differing approaches to planning, designing, adapting and repurposing venues and infrastructure in order to create a medal-winning sporting legacy. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

to Alyn Griffiths’ article on Architonic

Thu 25.6.

Seville doesn´t want Hadid´s library

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 25.06.2009 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Seville University Library, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects

Seville University Library, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects

Residents are said to have disapproved of the loss of land surrounding the library including planting. Even though the 250 removed trees and 500 shrubs were transplanted elsewhere in an effort to ensure the trees were not wasted, a ruling has been made by the Andalusian high court against the continuation of works at Seville University Library – the site of Zaha Hadid’s dramatic 9,000 sq m building.

Despite the ruling, construction which is already underway, will continue: “Works continue at the construction site of the University of Seville Library,” said a spokesperson for Zaha Hadid. “Projects such as this library – offering a wide variety of civic, cultural, educational and research programmes – are vital for every community. As the university has outgrown its existing facilities, the new library is essential for the university’s development and reflective of its deep commitment to the future of Seville.

Public prompt ruling against Seville University Library design

Public prompt ruling against Seville University Library design

“The Government of Andalucía, the Seville City Council and the University of Seville will be appealing the ruling. All construction works continue as normal throughout the appeal process,” he added.

Seville University Library designed by Zaha Hadid Architects

Seville University Library designed by Zaha Hadid Architects

more info at World Architecture News

Burnham Pavilion by Ben van Berkel<

Burnham Pavilion by Ben van Berkel

“What we as a people decide to do in the public interest we can and surely will bring to pass”, this is a passage of the famous 1909 Burnham Plan, an innovative infrastructure plan for the at that time fast-growing city of Chicago.

London-based Zaha Hadid and Amsterdam-based Ben van Berkel of UNStudio have designed architectural exhibits to be installed in Millennium Park this summer to honor the forward-looking spirit of the Plan of Chicago. They want to emphasize the importance of boldly imagining a better future for all, as Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett did in 1909.

UNStudio principal architect Ben van Berkel says the design of the pavilion was influenced by a trip to Chicago as a teenager, where he observed the cantilevered ceiling and roof eaves of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House. The two horizontal planes of the pavilion show this influence. The edges of the lower of the two planes – the pavilion’s floor – act as benches, inviting rest and interaction.

Burnham Pavilion by Zaha Hadid Architects

Burnham Pavilion by Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid´s pavilion is made of totally recyclable materials, and can be dismantled and reinstalled elsewhere after the Centennial. It is a tent-like structure made of aluminum and dressed in a tensile fabric. The aluminum ribs are deliberately expressed through the external skin.

The Pavilions will open to the public on June 19, 2009 in conjunction with a Grant Park Music Festival concert and will close on October 31, 2009.

Burnham Pavilion by Zaha Hadid architects

Burnham Pavilion by Zaha Hadid architects

to the Burnham Plan Centinnial website