Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects

Redefining Architecture & Design

Book - 2017
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Zaha Hadid's creative genius captured the collective imagination, influencing designers to challenge the perceived limits of aesthetics and engineering. Her sudden death in 2016 shocked the global architecture community and the public alike, inspiring a commitment to uphold her passion to create unique, endearing built spaces. Zaha Hadid Architects maintains its commitment to her ideals of fluidity, With signature sophistication in the design, and superbly creative structures, Zaha Hadid led her firm to create transformative, cultural, corporate and residential spaces that entered into complete synchronicity with their surrounding environment. This exquisite book showcases and celebrates the intelligent design approach of the firm under the direction of its iconic leader. Born in Iraq, Dame Zaha Hadid studied architecture in London and has since become one of the most highly renowned and revered female architects in the world. After founding Zaha Hadid Architects in 1979, Hadid continued to receive accolades for her highly sophisticated, signature projects, including the 2004 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the Stirling Prize in 2010 and 2011, and the 2016 Royal Gold Medal by the Royal Institute of British Architects. Hadid also held chairs and guest professorships at various universities worldwide, including Columbia, Harvard, Yale and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Hadid's personal interest lay in the rigorous interface between architecture, urbanism, landscape and geology as her practice integrates natural topography and human-made systems, leading to innovation with new technologies. With almost 1000 projects across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas, Hadid's oustanding contribution to the architectural profession continues to be acknolwedged by the world's most respected institutions, having been recently included on Forbes' list of the "World's Most Powerful Women". SELLING POINTS: * The first book published on Zaha Hadid since her death in 2016, completed in collaboration with her firm of architects * This book harnesses the collaborative thinking and cultural philosophies behind Zaha Hadid Architects * Beautifully packaged with rich photography and detailed drawings, this is a showcase of her popular works and inspirational portfolio across the fields of architecture, urbanism and design 400 colour
Publisher: Mulgrave, Victora :, Images Publishing,, 2017, ©2017.
ISBN: 9781864706994
Branch Call Number: 720. 922 ZAH Z
Characteristics: 283 pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 30 cm


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Published posthumously following Hadid's death in 2016, this beautiful book showcases the thinking and philosophies behind Zaha Hadid Architects. The award-winning designs include sophisticated museums, auditoriums, residential towers, and commercial developments.

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Jan 27, 2018

The buildings are impressive, especially the organic shapes. Zaha Hadid designed what most architects only dream. However, the tower projects seem cold and sterile. The excessive space of tower interiors and exteriors seems to exist only for planned interactions, rather than facilitating unplanned interactions between people. I would rate "Zaha Hadid Architects" at 4.0 stars for displaying her portfolio of work.

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