Synopses & Reviews
- This book explores the collaborative thinking and cultural philosophies behind Zaha Hadid Architects award-winning, sophisticated and compelling designs - Zaha Hadid Architects is part of the Leading Architects series, which will showcase the most progressive, renowned architects throughout the world - This book showcases Zaha Hadid Architects' strong portfolio across the fields of architecture, urbanism and design Projects featured include urban manifestos, national museums, world-renowned auditoriums, multi-residential towers and commercial developments This book celebrates and showcases the extraordinary creative works of one of the world's leading architects, Zaha Hadid. Her architectural firm, Zaha Hadid Architects, specializes in highly sophisticated, innovative and award-winning design within the fields of architecture, design and urbanism. This firm is driven by the development of rigorous interfaces between natural topographies, human-made systems and innovative technologies, resulting in almost 1000 landmark projects across the globe. With signature sophistication in the design, and superbly creative structures, Zaha Hadid Architects creates transformative, cultural, corporate and residential spaces that are in complete synchronicity with their surrounding environment. Inspired by the shared ideas and prominent for its breadth of practice, this book showcases and celebrates the intelligent design approach of Zaha Hadid Architects' architectural solutions.
-The first book published on Zaha Hadid Architects since Hadid's death in 2016 -Beautifully packaged with rich photography and detailed drawings, it shows her works across the fields of architecture, urbanism, and design -Explicates the collaborative thinking and cultural philosophies characteristic of Zaha Hadid Architects and also how this approach resulted in award-winning, sophisticated, compelling design -Numerous building types featured (museums, auditoriums, housing towers, commercial developments) including the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games and the Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku Zaha Hadid was a creative genius without equal. She captured the imagination of the world design professionals and the general public alike by challenging perceived limits in architecture, engineering, construction, and related fields. Her sudden death in 2016 shocked the design community. This extensive monograph shares with a wide audience her exceptional body of built and unbuilt work. With signature sophistication and superb creativity, Zaha Hadid led her firm to create transformative cultural, corporate, and residential spaces. Her firm, Zaha Hadid Architects, maintains the founder s commitment to ideals of fluidity, innovation, originality, and organic progression. The practice is driven by the development of complex interfaces between natural topographies, human-made systems, and innovative technologies. Inspired by the principles of Hadid, this exquisite book showcases and celebrates the design approach of one of the world's most extraordinary and iconic leaders in architecture, design, and urbanism. 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 outstanding contribution to the architectural profession continues to be acknowledged by the world's most respected institutions, having been recently included on Forbes' list of the World's Most Powerful Women. Zaha Hadid passed away on March 31, 2016.
- The first book published on Zaha Hadid since her death in 2016, although book had been well into production. The firm continued to work with IMAGES to complete this detailed tome in her memory- This exquisite book harnesses the collaborative thinking and cultural philosophies behind Zaha Hadid Architects, and how the Zaha's influential approach results in award-winning, sophisticated and compelling design- Projects featured include national museums (plus the only permanent public museum exhibition anywhere in the world), world-renowned auditoriums, multi-residential towers and commercial developments, including the MAXXI: Italian National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome, the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games, and the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku--urban manifestos of Zaha Hadid's quest for complex, fluid spaces- Showcasing one of the world's leading architectural firms, this book is beautifully packaged and designed, and richly illustrated with insightful commentary from the firm- This book is a superb reference title for those in the architecture, urban planning and design industries Zaha Hadid's gift to the world was a creative genius that captured the collective imagination and influenced designers to challenge the perceived limits that were once imposed by both aesthetics and engineering. Her sudden death in 2016 shocked the global architecture community and the public alike, inspiring a commitment to maintain her passion to create built spaces and works that are as unique as they are endearing to a fascinated global following. Zaha Hadid Architects maintains its commitment to her ideals of fluidity, innovation, originality and organic progression. This practice is driven by the development of rigorous interfaces between natural topographies, human-made systems and innovative technologies that have resulted in almost 1000 landmark projects across the globe. 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. Inspired by the shared ideas and prominent for its breadth of practice, and beautifully packaged with detailed drawings, rich photography and insightful commentary, this exquisite book showcases and celebrates the intelligent design approach of the firm under the direction of one of the world's most extraordinary and iconic leaders in the fields of architecture, design and urbanism.