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Zaha Hadid Architects : Redefining Architecture and Design

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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
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Product details

  • Hardback | 284 pages
  • 245 x 330 x 27.94mm | 2,222.6g
  • Mulgrave, Victoria, Australia
  • English
  • 370 colour
  • 1864706996
  • 9781864706994
  • 248,969

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......A collection that can be flipped through for pleasure or studied for a greater understanding on abstraction in design. In architecture, Hadid's walls were rarely straight vertical lines. Rather, they were flowing boundaries that took on forms similar to calligraphy. This book does its best to capture that powerful beauty--an aesthetic that only Hadid possessed.--Architecturaldigest.com The first book on the architect to be released since her death, it chronicles her influence on her company, as well as her cultural and collaborative philosophies.--The Editor at Large A comprehensive and visually stunning book that celebrates the work and legacy of Zaha Hadid, one of the 20th century's most esteemed leaders in architecture, design, and urbanism.--Dwell A new photography book from Images Publishing Group that chronicles how Hadid revolutionized building design.--Business Insider Zaha Hadid's amazing architectural legacy presented in print.--Stuff Magazine This gorgeously rendered book serves as a retrospective on the influential work of the late Zaha Hadid.--ElleDecor.com This book showcases the imaginative building designs of Zaha Hadid, who became the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize.--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette This collection of eye-popping work covers major buildings executed between 2010 -2016.--Architectural Record The book is beautifully packaged and designed, and richly illustrated with insightful commentary from the firm, making it a superb reference title.--Curve Magazine A look back at some of her most innovative and impressive projects.--Vogue Living Australia This book showcases the transformative, cultural, corporate, and residential spaces that entered into complete synchronicity with their surrounding environment.--Creative Home This volume reveals the collaborative philosophy behind the creation of the soaring curving masterpieces that make up her life's work.--Belle Magazine Australia The book's 248 pages feature dozens of color photographs of the British-Iraqi architect's designs.--Dezeen The formal innovations that disrupted the field of architecture in recent decades owe much to the iconoclastic work of Zaha Hadid.--Interior Design Online Its 284 pages of detailed drawings, rich photography and insightful commentary all bear the imprint of the late architect...--Houston Chronicle 284 pages of detailed drawings, rich photography and insightful commentary.--Luxe Life This exquisite book harnesses the collaborative thinking and cultural philosophies behind Zaha Hadid Architects, and how Hadid's influential approach resulted in award-winning, sophisticated and compelling design.--Antiques & Arts Weekly To see all her marvels in person, you would have to travel the globe, but a more accessible look at her legacy can be found between these pages.--Art + Design Magazine
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About Zaha Hadid Architects

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.
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