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ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS: LEADING ARCHITECTS OF THE WORLD

ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS: LEADING ARCHITECTS OF THE WORLD

Written by Images Publishing Group
Publication Date: July 28, 2017
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Images Publishing Group
Trim Size:
13.3in. × 10in. × 1.1in.
ISBN: 9781864706994
$75.00

About This Book

-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.

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