The Legacy of Architect Zaha Hadid, The Queen Of The Curve

March 31st marked one year since the admirable Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid passed away.

Mrs. Hadid was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, in 2004, and in 2015 she became the first woman to be awarded the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

I really believe in the idea of the future.

Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid was born in Baghdad, Iraq, to an upper-class Iraqi family and attended boarding schools in England and Switzerland.

I have always appreciated those who dare to experiment with materials and proportions.

Zaha Hadid

Hadid developed a revolutionary style that emphasizes asymmetrical geometries, unprecedented curves, and a dramatic flair that’s simply amazing. She later shifted to interior and fashion design, bringing to her designs the equally organic flow-ey structures that turned her into an ArchiStar.

Taschen launched a book which covers Zaha Hadid’s complete works, from 1979 to the time of her death in 2016.

Here are some of Zaha Hadid’s most incredible gifts to humanity:

The Contemporary Art Center
Cincinnati, USA

The Dominion Office Building
Moscow, Russia

The Galaxy Soho
Beijing, China

“The idea is not to have any 90-degree angles. In the beginning, there was the diagonal. The diagonal comes from the idea of the explosion which “re-forms” the space. This was an important discovery.”

Zaha Hadid

The Messner Mountain Museum
Corones, Italy

The Yacht Prototypes for Bloom Voss Shipyards

The Heydar Aliyev Centre
Baku, Azerbaijan

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The Content Pac-Man: Born and raised in Brasil, studied advertisement at Mackenzie University in Sao Paulo. But from a small child knew to be taken head over feet by fine arts, illustration, and photography. For that reason, attended Panamericana School of Art and Design, also in Brazil, and then ventured to learn some more at The Art Students League of New York, in Manhattan. After years spending time traveling the globe and living on an inspiring island at the center of the blue Aegean Sea, in Greece, settled to be based on electric Berlin, Germany. Still a world traveler, healthy eater, art lover, diy do-er and a words-addict.


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