Archinect - News 2015-07-05T21:11:01-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/130483595/tokyo-will-stay-the-course-with-zaha-s-olympic-stadium Tokyo will stay the course with Zaha's Olympic stadium Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-26T13:17:00-04:00 >2015-06-26T14:39:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j9/j9p69s3bng1stjy2.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Two massive arches that form the backbone of the stadium's roof, a feature that critics blamed for raising construction costs, will remain part of the design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>When confronted with Zaha Hadid's too-big and too-costly design for the 2020 Olympic National Stadium, Tokyo officials decided to go ahead with the designs anyway &ndash; or else, add "too late" to that list of descriptors. Any additional major changes to the design (Hadid <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85005794/hadid-s-stadium-for-2020-tokyo-olympic-games-to-be-scaled-back" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">already scaled back the design</a> after <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83829399/zaha-hadid-s-2020-olympic-stadium-under-fire-from-japanese-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pushback</a> from major Japanese architects) would delay construction too much. Now, construction on the stadium will begin in October of this year, and hopefully be finished by 2019.</p><p>Some background on Tokyo's 2020 Olympic National Stadium:</p><p><a title="Hadid and Japanese at loggerheads over &lsquo;turtle-like&rsquo; Olympic stadium" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115653141/hadid-and-japanese-at-loggerheads-over-turtle-like-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hadid and Japanese at loggerheads over &lsquo;turtle-like&rsquo; Olympic stadium</a></p><p><a title="Zaha Hadid's Tokyo Olympic stadium slammed as a 'monumental mistake' and a 'disgrace to future generations'" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113032564/zaha-hadid-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium-slammed-as-a-monumental-mistake-and-a-disgrace-to-future-generations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's Tokyo Olympic stadium slammed as a 'monumental mistake' and a 'disgrace to future generations'</a></p><p><a title="Hadid&rsquo;s stadium for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games &lsquo;to be scaled back&rsquo;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85005794/hadid-s-stadium-for-2020-tokyo-olympic-games-to-be-scaled-back" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hadid&rsquo;s stadium for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games &lsquo;to be scaled back&rsquo;</a></p><p><a title="Zaha Hadid's 2020 Olympic Stadium under fire from Japanese architects" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83829399/zaha-hadid-s-2020-olympic-stadium-under-fire-from-japanese-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's 2020 Olympic Stadium under fire from Japanese architects</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124976094/patrik-schumacher-takes-to-facebook-in-defense-of-stars-and-icons Patrik Schumacher takes to Facebook "In Defense of Stars and Icons" Nicholas Korody 2015-04-10T14:59:00-04:00 >2015-05-07T21:30:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dy/dyfa52d9go6fb7lb.jpg" width="514" height="310" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Earlier today, Patrik Schumacher of Zaha Hadid Architects <a href="https://www.facebook.com/patrik.schumacher.10/posts/10205380818112860" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">posted</a> a nearly 1,400 word polemic on Facebook denouncing contemporary architecture criticism and defending the &ldquo;star-system&rdquo; that has been instrumental in his firm&rsquo;s success in the last few decades. Instead of &ldquo;seeing conspicuity and success merely as a red cloth and occasion to knock down icons (and to teach the virtues of the ordinary, obscure and underappreciated),&rdquo; Schumacher suggests that the role of the architecture critic should be to explicate and defend the work and status of successful architects to an ignorant public.</p><p>Schumacher sets out some &ldquo;heuristic principles&rdquo; that he hopes could guide his proposed role for the architecture critic. &nbsp;He states that so-called &ldquo;iconic architecture&rdquo; is the invention of critics rather than &ldquo;the architects&rsquo; discourse,&rdquo; which &ldquo;serves the purpose of filling the explanatory gap that inevitably opens up because the methodology and motivation behind the unusual appearance of a radically ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122526485/japanese-government-pushes-for-advanced-technology-in-tokyo-olympic-stadium-including-facial-recognition Japanese government pushes for advanced technology in Tokyo Olympic Stadium, including facial recognition Alexander Walter 2015-03-09T19:54:00-04:00 >2015-03-10T19:17:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vb/vb2hf3su4o6d9noc.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he wants Japan to showcase its cutting-edge technology in the new national stadium being built for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Abe made the remark on Monday at a meeting with a study panel on the stadium. [...] Prime Minister Abe [...] said he wants to hear people in other countries calling the new stadium great. Some people have raised concerns about high maintenance costs for the new facility.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While some of that Japanese cutting-edge technology (for example 3D projection) will be found in the entertainment department, other features, like <a href="http://www.biometricupdate.com/201501/tokyos-national-olympic-stadium-to-deploy-facial-recognition-technology" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">facial recognition</a>, could enable ticketless entrance and serve security and&nbsp;counterterrorism efforts.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/470819/tokyo-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122507179/zaha-hadid-chats-about-life-work-and-london Zaha Hadid chats about life, work and London Alexander Walter 2015-03-09T13:54:00-04:00 >2015-03-15T16:32:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n9/n98miv6ngu9rdna0.jpg" width="514" height="215" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zaha, you have said that architecture is not for people who want an easy life. Is this not the case for anyone who wants to excel in his or her job? There are other professions that are very difficult, but architecture is particularly difficult because your career is reliant on the people you work with, and that's the first hurdle. The second hurdle is the people you work with as a client. You have no control over the developer or the economics.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/117664390/another-big-concrete-panel-falls-off-zaha-hadid-designed-library Another big concrete panel falls off Zaha Hadid-designed library Archinect 2015-01-05T17:15:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T11:49:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3h/3h6v7etsox36evhy.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It keeps raining fiber-reinforced concrete at Vienna's latest educational facility: A large concrete facade panel weighing 80 kilograms (176 pounds) came crashing down from the <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects</a>-designed <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/details_of_riba_european_award_recipient_library_and_learning_center_by_zah/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Library and Learning Center</a> at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, reports Austrian newspaper <a href="http://diepresse.com/home/bildung/universitaet/4631446/WU-Wien_Betonplatte-sturzt-von-Fassade-" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Die Presse</em></a>.</p><p>According to the source, this has not been the first incident of failing cladding elements at the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102572395/2014-riba-national-award-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">award-winning building</a>, which opened only a little over a year ago: In July of 2014, another concrete panel measuring 1.2 by 2.5 meters had fallen off the structure. The fault of the first case was blamed on "assembly error" by the contractor and eventually repaired. An independent consultant will now investigate the second event and publish the result by Thursday.</p><p>Luckily nobody was injured in both incidents, however the school has now cordoned off the area around the building and allows students to enter only through the side entrance of the Library Cafe.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115763163/editor-s-picks-397 Editor's Picks #397 Nam Henderson 2014-12-12T12:09:00-05:00 >2014-12-12T13:59:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9c/9c47kq6tdmi8kqms.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;almost had a hat-trick, publishing the finale to her <strong>Material Witness:</strong> exploration, this time on <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/115115397/material-witness-finale-what-apocalypse-is-made-of" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">apocalypse &amp; columns</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;reviving Archinect's&nbsp;<strong>UpStarts: </strong>(seen last in 2012) with a look at <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/115273546/upstarts-paul-michael-davis-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Michael Davis Design out of Seattle, WA</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4k/4klr31xsm1jycehi.jpg"></p><p>Was I the only one who didn&rsquo;t get the reference "<em>a kind of heroic Calgon</em>"&nbsp;without a little Wikipedia?</p><p><br><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4s/4s439ed8yt0bfv2j.jpg"></p><p>R.I.P. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115267109/william-b-callaway-noted-bay-area-landscape-architect-at-swa-group-dies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">William Byrd Callaway</a>, one of Bay Area&rsquo;s most influential landscape architects. He was 71.</p><p>Initially drafted as part of the 1994 <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_Free_Trade_Agreement" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NAFTA</a> agreement, NCARB has officially established the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115137911/ncarb-announces-reciprocity-program-across-the-us-canada-and-mexico" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>T</em><em>ri-National Mutual Recognition Agreement for International Practice of Architecture</em></a>, which allows for architects to be "<em>mutually recognized</em>" across Mexico, Canada and United States.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/evanchakroff" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Evan Chakroff</a>&nbsp;read the fine print</p><p>"<em>Fees for completing the Tri-National MRA process will be assessed by the national regulatory authority of the host country and are subject to change</em>"&nbsp;For&nbsp;<strong>jla-x</strong>&nbsp;the new was simply "<em>lol</em>".</p><p>Over at Forbes, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115192481/frank-gehry-is-right-98-of-architecture-today-has-no-respect-for-humanity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justin Shubow&nbsp;</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115192481/frank-gehry-is-right-98-of-architecture-today-has-no-respect-for-humanity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">argued Frank Gehry Is R...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115653141/hadid-and-japanese-at-loggerheads-over-turtle-like-olympic-stadium Hadid and Japanese at loggerheads over ‘turtle-like’ Olympic stadium Alexander Walter 2014-12-10T13:59:00-05:00 >2014-12-21T19:52:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2e/2e7e005d47423b1f14663f85fa058ad4.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;They don&rsquo;t want a foreigner to build in Tokyo for a national stadium. On the other hand, they all have work abroad. Whether it&rsquo;s Sejima, Toyo Ito, or Maki or Isozaki or Kengo Kuma.&rdquo; Last month Isozaki, 83, wrote an open letter to the Japan Sports Council, the government body in charge of plans for the 2020 Games, in which he attacked the &ldquo;distorted&rdquo; process that has led to &ldquo;a dull, slow form&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/470819/tokyo-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113032564/zaha-hadid-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium-slammed-as-a-monumental-mistake-and-a-disgrace-to-future-generations Zaha Hadid's Tokyo Olympic stadium slammed as a 'monumental mistake' and a 'disgrace to future generations' Alexander Walter 2014-11-06T13:06:00-05:00 >2014-11-06T13:11:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3a/3a0eb8645acb10b458bc53efc45c6cc5.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It was supposed to represent a dynamic future vision for Tokyo, flaring up out of the city&rsquo;s Meiji Jingu park in sinuous white arcs. But Zaha Hadid&rsquo;s design for the 2020 Olympic stadium [...] now facing its fiercest public attack yet. [...] In a lengthy open letter to the Japan Sports Council [...] Isozaki rails against the &ldquo;distorted&rdquo; process that has led to &ldquo;a dull, slow form, like a turtle waiting for Japan to sink so that it can swim away&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/470819/tokyo-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a><br>&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111679285/end-of-weird-architecture-in-china End of weird architecture in China? Orhan Ayyüce 2014-10-20T11:44:00-04:00 >2015-04-09T23:09:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mo/moip4wwgkddu95py.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Art should serve the people, Xi Jinping says, and China's weird and wonderful buildings - including a mobile phone building, an excessivley blinged-up hotel, and a penis tower - are evidently not good examples of "morally inspiring art". Duh.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Is it possible&nbsp;Xi Jinping is using a diplomatic language to break loose from imported architecture? The so called elite star architecture now going to have third tier copies? Don't forget the elite post modernism was finally trickled down to strip mall architecture finally in early 90's.&nbsp;</p><p>This whole thing started with this link I got from my friend and continued with a conversation below.</p><p><a href="http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fshanghaiist.com%2F2014%2F10%2F18%2Feliminate_all_weird_architecture_in.php&amp;h=kAQFonHo0&amp;s=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://fbexternal-a.akamaihd.net/safe_image.php?d=AQANV_rkGA-6x1aX&amp;w=158&amp;h=158&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fshanghaiist.com%2Fassets_c%2F2014%2F10%2Fweird-building-china-1-thumb-640xauto-864354.jpg"></a></p><p><a href="http://shanghaiist.com/2014/10/18/eliminate_all_weird_architecture_in.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eliminate all weird architecture in China, Xi Jinping declares</a></p><p><strong><a href="http://www.tectonicus.com/about/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ben Lepley</a></strong>- Not sure what this means for MAD &gt;:l&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Orhan Ayyuce</strong>- Maybe he sees architecture as the poster child of socio-cultural threat?</p><p><strong>BL</strong>- Or a threat of power from investors who cant be controlled by state owned banks? Or both.</p><p><strong>OA</strong>- Are you back in China?</p><p><strong>BL</strong>- No, in Tucson still. Clean air here.&nbsp;but I keep in contact with those who are still there.&nbsp;I'm not sure if this statement from Xi was off the cuff, or an actual decision, but it could be big.&nbsp;If you want to know more I can introduce you to one of my old MAD co-workers who is still there...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111447380/editor-s-picks-389 Editor's Picks #389 Nam Henderson 2014-10-17T14:02:00-04:00 >2014-10-17T19:52:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d8akf0ogz18iqsia.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/SeanS" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sean Smith</a>&nbsp;completed the third (and final?) in a series of articles about the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/494990/the-life-of-a-new-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Life of a New Architect</a>,&nbsp;in which <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/110891470/the-life-of-a-new-architect-jim-bogle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jim Bogle</a> reflected on the best part of the of actually working in architecture</p><p>&nbsp;"<em>That's an easy one: meeting a deadline. Meeting a deadline is like taking a bite out of your favorite food after staring at it for 10 hours</em>".</p><p>Plus, for the latest installment &nbsp;of <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box</a>&nbsp;</strong>Archinect talked with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/110815880/working-out-of-the-box-linda-bennett-architect-turned-jewellery-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Linda Bennett, co-founder of </a><a href="http://architactcollective.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architact Collective</a>.&nbsp;Therein she explains "<em>What I took away from architecture school flowed immediately into the architecture industry before expanding, evolving and flowing into my current career as a jeweler&hellip;.Moving on (aka quitting my job in the architecture industry) is precisely what allows me to be where I am at this moment</em>".</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fl/flm4qlchsmwiejwj.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect announced <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110877796/announcing-archinect-sessions-our-brand-new-podcast-listen-to-episode-1-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Archinect Sessions", a new weekly podcast hosted by Archinect's founder and publisher, </a><a href="http://archinect.com/paul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Petrunia</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110877796/announcing-archinect-sessions-our-brand-new-podcast-listen-to-episode-1-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> and her. For the first episode they were j...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110724235/hufton-crow-named-as-arcaid-images-architectural-photographer-of-the-year-2014 Hufton + Crow named as Arcaid Images Architectural Photographer of the Year 2014 Justine Testado 2014-10-07T15:27:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T10:16:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k1/k1sujtnot6u7700f.jpg" width="514" height="858" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Every year, Arcaid Images honors the very best architectural photographers and their expertise and creativity in the unique medium of architectural photography. Nick Hufton and Al Crow of Hufton + Crow were announced as the 2014 overall winners of the Arcaid Images Architectural Photographer of the Year award at the end of World Architecture Festival in Singapore on October 3.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Hufton + Crow won the prestigious award for their interior photograph of&nbsp; Zaha Hadid Architects' well-known Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku, Azerbaijan. (pictured above). Interestingly enough, Hufton + Crow also received a runner-up spot for their exterior photograph of the same building.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/66/66fukv8vtnnf5ymj.jpg"></p><p>The three additional runners-up announced were:</p><p>&darr; Victor Romeo for the Cayan Tower by SOM</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/um/umk9uaczy86pscz8.jpg"></p><p>&darr; Inigo Bujedo Aguirre for the Encants Flea Market by B720 Arquitectura</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r6/r6ubrydroaoh2qrt.jpg"></p><p>&darr; Joao Morgado for Outdoor Swimming Pool by Alvaro Siza Vieira</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k2/k2q1b4dovtb247to.jpg"></p><p>Find more details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/hufton_crow_named_as_arcaid_images_architectural_photographer_of_year_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107169286/zaha-hadid-sues-architecture-critic-martin-filler-over-book-review Zaha Hadid sues architecture critic Martin Filler over book review Archinect 2014-08-22T12:40:00-04:00 >2015-01-02T13:12:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tc/tcv0c729w1m2t4si.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hadid, who was born in Baghdad and is now a British citizen, claimed that Filler falsely implied she was indifferent to the alleged difficult working conditions of migrant workers on high-profile construction projects in the Middle East, including her own. She also claimed Filler used large portions of his June 5 review of Rowan Moore's "Why We Build: Power and Desire in Architecture" to question her success and fault her personality, although she was not a prominent character in the book.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/106964423/zaha-hadid-joins-keynote-speaker-lineup-at-acadia-2014-design-agency-registration-now-open Zaha Hadid joins keynote speaker lineup at ACADIA 2014: DESIGN AGENCY – Registration now open Archinect 2014-08-19T20:54:00-04:00 >2014-08-20T17:28:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g7/g7whi0gvap6pznz0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you're in the Los Angeles area this fall, make sure not to miss this top notch event: the <a href="http://2014.acadia.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACADIA 2014 Design Agency Conference</a>, to be held at the <a href="http://archinect.com/uscarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">USC School of Architecture</a> October 23-25, just confirmed that Pritzker Prize winner <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid</a> will join the roster of high profile keynote speakers, including game designer Will Wright (creator of SimCity), programmer Casey Reas (creator of Processing), computational architect Marc Fornes (Principal of TheVeryMany) and structural engineer Greg Otto (Principal of Walter P. Moore).</p><p>Archinect and our sister site <a href="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> are proud to be media partners of ACADIA 2014, so be sure to learn more right here.</p><p>Read on for more details from the organizers.</p><p>"Co-chaired by Dr. David Jason Gerber (USC School of Architecture), Alvin Huang, AIA (Synthesis Design + Architecture/USC School of Architecture) and Jose Sanchez (Plethora Project/USC School of Architecture), this highly anticipated event will bring an international audience of innovative design e...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105403243/more-bad-news-with-hadid-s-qatar-stadium More Bad News with Hadid's Qatar Stadium Nicholas Korody 2014-07-30T15:02:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T21:56:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aw/awi98cctmgcim00v.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Migrant workers building the first stadium for Qatar's 2022 World Cup have been earning as little as 45p [&asymp;75&cent;] an hour, the Guardian can reveal [...] More than 100 workers from some of the world's poorest countries are labouring in ferocious desert heat on the 40,000-seat al-Wakrah stadium, which has been designed by the British architect Zaha Hadid [..]</p></em><br /><br /><p>This is just the most recent in a slew of bad PR for the British-Iraqi architect. Earlier, <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/02/26/qatar-zaha-hadid-stadium/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">she was rebuked</a> for asserting that architects have neither power over nor responsibility for the conditions of workers on their buildings. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103115491/zaha-s-baku-win-ignites-protests-over-forced-eviction-and-suspicions-over-worker-s-rights-and-human-trafficking" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">She won the 2014 Design Museum award for a building in&nbsp;Azerbaijan</a> that has been criticized for both its construction practices and more generally for being a symbol of support for the country's dictatorial leader. Her designs for a new stadium in Tokyo were called <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103705443/protests-pay-off-as-hadid-alters-tokyo-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">too big, too expensive, and inappropriate for its urban context.&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;And the awarding of the Iraqi Parliament project to her <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102706634/it-s-official-zaha-hadid-will-design-the-iraq-parliament-regardless-of-the-fact-she-came-3rd-in-the-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">was also met with controversy</a>&nbsp;(the emerging Islamic State is probably threatening the viability of the project anyway).</p><p>Still, ZHA don't seem to have any trouble finding clients!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105326910/behold-the-first-look-inside-zaha-hadid-s-high-line-condos Behold, The First Look Inside Zaha Hadid's High Line Condos Alexander Walter 2014-07-29T14:49:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T21:56:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ce/ce327100bc9636a93e33d296b3e7209d.jpg" width="200" height="150" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zaha Hadid's swooping, spaceship-like condo building along the High Line is just about the most exciting of the many buildings on the rise in West Chelsea and the dozens of projects designed by starchitects in New York City. Mind-boggling renderings of the wavy exterior? Check. Some voluptuous floorplans, plus pricing? Check. Here now, the first look inside the West 28th Street condos, with two unreleased renderings snagged by a tipster.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77134027/zaha-hadid-architects-commissioned-to-design-high-line-condo-to-be-first-hadid-project-in-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects commissioned to design High Line condo, to be first Hadid project in NYC</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104167366/azerbaijan-counts-human-cost-of-architecture Azerbaijan counts human cost of architecture Alexander Walter 2014-07-14T13:10:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T20:53:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/31/3191015b937d6a68550972e65cc4613b.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Baku is gaining international recognition as a centre of cutting-edge architectural design thanks in part to a major award given recently to London-based architect Zaha Hadid for her Heydar Aliyev Centre. The Azerbaijani capital&rsquo;s new look has plenty of local fans, but also some detractors. [...] The latest wave of protests occurred in February and March, prompted by a government announcement that 40,000 downtown residents would be evicted to make way for a &ldquo;green zone&rdquo; [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/103705443/protests-pay-off-as-hadid-alters-tokyo-stadium Protests pay off as Hadid alters Tokyo stadium Alexander Walter 2014-07-08T13:17:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T19:13:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tr/trfpphs3biyzzs3z.jpg" width="514" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zaha Hadid Architects has admitted it has made changes to its design for the stadium that will be the centrepiece of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The firm has faced hostility in Japan with critics complaining that the proposed 80,000-seat stadium is too big, too costly and clashes with Tokyo&rsquo;s urban planning. At the weekend, 500 protestors marched around the existing National Stadium to demonstrate over plans to replace it with Hadid&rsquo;s proposal [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/103115491/zaha-s-baku-win-ignites-protests-over-forced-eviction-and-suspicions-over-worker-s-rights-and-human-trafficking Zaha's Baku win ignites protests over forced eviction and suspicions over worker's rights and human trafficking Archinect 2014-06-30T20:44:00-04:00 >2014-07-02T01:22:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x2/x2wmcer8z1mj44kd.jpg" width="514" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Human Rights Watch said that, along with the Crystal Hall, stage of the 2012 Eurovision song contest, and the park-cum-shopping mall of the Winter Garden, the centre is one of the city's many oil-fuelled grand projects that have seen local people evicted by force.</p></em><br /><br /><p>From earlier today: <a title="Zaha Hadid wins the Design Museum&rsquo;s Designs of the Year Award 2014" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103107452/zaha-hadid-wins-the-design-museum-s-designs-of-the-year-award-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid wins the Design Museum&rsquo;s Designs of the Year Award 2014</a></p><p><em><a title="" href="http://ft.contact.az/en/?p=161" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">While almost 250 homes were cleared </a>to make way for Hadid's building, (questions have also been raised about the rights of those who built it. In 2010, while the project was under construction, the global construction workers' union, BWI, exposed <a title="" href="http://www.bwint.org/default.asp?Index=2668&amp;Language=EN" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">one of the largest cases of human trafficking in Europe</a>, of migrant labourers from Bosnia and Serbia forced to work in Baku in appalling conditions, subjected to physical and psychological violence, with their passports confiscated.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103107452/zaha-hadid-wins-the-design-museum-s-designs-of-the-year-award-2014 Zaha Hadid wins the Design Museum’s Designs of the Year Award 2014 Justine Testado 2014-06-30T18:17:00-04:00 >2014-07-09T18:29:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bt/bt2sv08dzqwxeu52.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zaha Hadid is the first woman to win the Design Museum's Designs of the Year Award 2014 with her Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan. Another first in this year's competition is that the Heydar Aliyev Center is the first architectural project to win the widely recognized award.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The competition began with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93401323/seventy-six-nominations-listed-for-designs-of-the-year-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">76 nominations</a> in the categories Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product, and Transport, followed by the selection of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98565093/seven-category-winners-for-designs-of-the-year-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">seven Category winners</a>.</p><p>Any thoughts on the jury's selection? Share 'em in the comment section below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100587198/finalists-announced-for-scandinavia-s-tallest-skyscraper-in-gothenburg-sweden Finalists announced for Scandinavia’s tallest skyscraper in Gothenburg, Sweden Justine Testado 2014-05-28T18:38:00-04:00 >2014-06-01T02:40:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8b/8bposuljw1mpg9dn.jpg" width="514" height="723" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's no surprise that the stakes are high to design the Gothenburg tower in Sweden, a mixed-use tower that will be the tallest building in the Nordic region. Swedish construction company SERNEKE initiated the idea of the skyscraper. Each team submitted their proposal under anonymity to the jury. The winner will be announced on June 17.</p><p>The well-known finalists make up a competitive group for the last round. They are:</p><ul><li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://archinect.com/som" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOM</a></li><li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/48429/ian-simpson-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ian Simpson Architects</a></li><li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects</a></li><li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/4269075/wing-rdhs-arkitektkontor-ab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wing&aring;rdhs Arkitektkontor</a></li><li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/44761984/manuelle-gautrand-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manuelle Gautrand Architecture</a></li></ul><p>Try to guess who designed what!</p><p>(Pictured above) - <strong>Proposal #1 </strong><br>Title: Ursa</p><p><strong>Proposal #2</strong><br>Title: Svall</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hg/hg45jlsb0myhm2vp.jpg"></p><p><strong>Proposal #3</strong><br>Title: Glasklart</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/to/to3qzno1n46s5ga7.jpg"></p><p><strong>Proposal #4</strong><br>Title: Polstj&auml;rnan</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3c/3cflk6vy9jriwpzg.jpg"></p><p><strong>Proposal #5</strong><br>Title: Kyssen</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cduak0ph1obeu76e.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96181463/seoul-unveils-451-million-spaceship-landmark Seoul unveils $451 million 'spaceship' landmark Alexander Walter 2014-03-21T15:11:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T19:17:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cdbd245a931c5dc57bc00e928af60e44.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In yet another display of the city's commitment to 24-hour culture, Seoul is unveiling its biggest nighttime attraction yet in the neon-studded, wildly trendy shopping district of Dongdaemun. Designed by Iraqi-British Pritzker Prize winner Zaha Hadid, and completed at a cost of $451 million, the new Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) opens to the public March 21. [...]the first order of business for Seoul's newest landmark and multipurpose cultural center is to kick off 2014 F/W Seoul Fashion Week.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/94441681/london-crystal-palace-shortlist-boasts-six-of-the-uk-s-top-architects London Crystal Palace shortlist boasts six of the UK’s top architects Alexander Walter 2014-02-26T20:27:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T22:12:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yq/yqlu3r1ppxw60i4w.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London's iconic Crystal Palace just moved one step closer to its magnificent resurrection with the announcement of six shortlisted design teams, all vying to rebuild The Crystal Palace and the surrounding public park as a major landmark.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The list of selected architects to move on to the next competition stage reads like a who's who in British architecture:</p><ul><li>David Chipperfield Architects</li><li>Grimshaw</li><li>Haworth Tompkins Architects</li><li>Marks Barfield Architects</li><li>Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners</li><li>Zaha Hadid Architects with Anish Kapoor</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/87000917/unnecessary-muffness-jon-stewart-discusses-zaha-s-f-kable-buildings Unnecessary Muffness; Jon Stewart discusses Zaha's "f**kable buildings" Nam Henderson 2013-11-20T17:26:00-05:00 >2013-11-25T00:10:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s0/s0fobtwihohfov9a.jpg" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"designed by famed architect Zaha Hadid whose signature style appears to be making some of the world's most f**kable buildings...like Georgia O'Keeffe of things you can walk inside...i guess maybe it is time things evened out a bit" - Jon Stewart</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dz/dz9aousjcqyzc86u.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Last night on The Daily Show, they offered a critique of <a href="http://www.zaha-hadid.com/2013/11/qatar-2022-supreme-committee-unveils-concept-design-for-al-wakrah-stadium/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Qatar's recently released plans for the Al Wakrah 2022 FIFA World Cup Stadium, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects</a>. The show goes on to label the proposal one of the world's most f**kable soccer stadiums. Also while reporting in, on assignment Al Madrigal is unable to find the "press box".</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86054691/three-architects-on-their-earliest-works Three Architects on Their Earliest Works Richard Meier & Partners 2013-11-08T11:11:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T22:11:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4b/4bjzkhijjewkhyyl.jpg" width="514" height="606" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A 28-year-old Richard Meier received his first and by far most modest commission from the artist Saul Lambert back in 1962. &ldquo;Lambert had purchased a very small site on the ocean, on Fire Island,&rdquo; says Meier, &ldquo;and said, &lsquo;We don&rsquo;t have very much money&mdash;actually, we have $9,000 to spend on the construction of this house. Could you design something for us?&rsquo; &rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/78003654/big-names-on-flinders-street-station-shortlist-public-voting-now-open Big Names on Flinders Street Station Shortlist - Public Voting Now Open Alexander Walter 2013-07-26T20:27:00-04:00 >2013-08-08T13:56:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l6/l662hzt0t4xel89n.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The public is invited to vote for their favorite entry from a field of six finalists in the Flinders Street Station Design Competition, an international, high-profile architectural competition to rejuvenate and restore the historic Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, Australia. The shortlist sports some big names, including Pritzker Prize winners Zaha Hadid and the team of Jaques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Voting opened this week and is accessible via the <a href="http://vote.majorprojects.vic.gov.au/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">competition website</a> until Monday, August 5th, 2013.</p> <p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78986133/hassell-herzog-de-meuron-win-flinders-street-station-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HASSELL + Herzog &amp; de Meuron Win Flinders Street Station Competition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73782716/zaha-hadid-designed-riverside-museum-wins-european-museum-of-the-year-award-2013 Zaha Hadid-Designed Riverside Museum Wins European Museum of the Year Award 2013 Alexander Walter 2013-05-23T18:57:00-04:00 >2013-05-27T15:26:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v7/v7jtygy5ytt058he.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Zaha Hadid-designed Riverside Museum: Scotland&rsquo;s Museum of Transport and Travel keeps raking in recognitions [...]: the new Glasgow museum attraction just won the prestigious European Museum of the Year Award 2013, presented by the European Museum Forum. The announcement was made at a special awards ceremony at EMF's annual assembly hosted by the Gallo Romeins Museum in Tongeren in Belgium, EMYA Winner in 2011.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/69292211/editor-s-picks-306 Editor's Picks #306 Nam Henderson 2013-03-12T12:30:00-04:00 >2013-03-21T11:23:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9y/9ytlt1g8a7ntueqq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> For the latest edition of the ShowCase feature, Archinect published the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/68942763/showcase-hotel-wiesergut-by-gogl-architekten" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hotel Wiesergut a complex renovation and extension by by GOGL ARCHITEKTEN</a>, located in Hinterglemm/Salzburger Land, Austria.&nbsp;<strong>FRaC </strong>thought "<em>those cold roofs are hot!</em>"</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tv/tvocuobvrrizymh1.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br> Over at the financial times Emma Jacobs chatted with&nbsp; Zaha Hadid an "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/68932802/the-financial-times-calls-zaha-an-unlikely-pushover-who-doesn-t-play-safe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unlikely &lsquo;pushover&rsquo; who doesn&rsquo;t play safe</a>".&nbsp;In response <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> commented "<em>I wouldn't work for free, but I'd be happy to be bullied by Zaha for a short term.&nbsp; Like a wilderness survival camp-type vacation</em>"&nbsp;but <strong>GiaCarbello </strong>replied "<em>Diplomacy aside. Donna Sink. Wow. Your comment is as low as Hadids and Schumachers lame comments regarding their inexcusable behavior. They have an idea in their heads that &lsquo;uncompromising standards&rsquo; is the reasons being for such behaviour. Hadid had to fight her way to the top because of a male dominated industry and forgot along the way to find a balance. Self integrity and self respect at lost</em>".</p> <p> However <strong>Apurimac </strong>argued "<em>For christ's sa...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/66164468/zaha-hadid-honored-for-creative-leadership-with-aenne-burda-award Zaha Hadid Honored for Creative Leadership with Aenne Burda Award Alexander Walter 2013-01-24T14:21:00-05:00 >2013-01-29T09:15:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oa/oa4nipy8g2irf7j2.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Earlier this week, Zaha Hadid was presented the Aenne Burda Award for Creative Leadership at the Digital Life Design (DLD) Conference in Munich, Germany. The Award for Creative Leadership honors women for outstanding entrepreneurial and creative achievement.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/65644127/zaha-hadid-modernises-uk-s-oldest-university-building Zaha Hadid Modernises UK’s Oldest University Building Anna Johnson 2013-01-17T13:58:00-05:00 >2013-01-21T10:37:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nm/nmcpyyeh50781524.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Construction on Zaha Hadid&rsquo;s anticipated Softbridge building extension to the University of Oxford building in the UK is set to commence at the end of the month. The Middle East Centre Project is an upgrade for St. Antony&rsquo;s College, one of seven graduate colleges that are part of the original building. While the the building&rsquo;s foundation date is unclear, it is the oldest university in the English-speaking world with teaching on the site believed to have commenced in 1096.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/65547551/unveiled-engel-volkers-headquarters Unveiled> Engel & Volkers Headquarters Richard Meier & Partners 2013-01-15T11:37:00-05:00 >2013-01-15T11:38:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jq/jqcmvysg70b4i3fo.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Richard Meier &amp; Partners&rsquo; mixed-use building was selected in an international competition topping submissions by Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects. The challenge, Bernhard Karpf, associate partner-in-charge, said was to create a hybrid building that was &ldquo;like a city in itself,&rdquo; which creates &ldquo;property lines&rdquo; that carves out distinct areas for rentals, offices, and shops, but still comes together in a unified and coherent design.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>