Archinect - News 2016-06-28T05:48:04-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149952786/iraq-honors-zaha-hadid-with-commemorative-stamp-which-features-rejected-tokyo-stadium-design Iraq honors Zaha Hadid with commemorative stamp — which features rejected Tokyo stadium design Alexander Walter 2016-06-20T17:45:00-04:00 >2016-06-26T14:53:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/eise4f4nvs6r3fp8.jpg" width="514" height="310" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Iraqi postal service has issued new postage stamps honoring two of the country's beloved architects: Zaha Hadid, who died in March, and Mohamed Makiya, who died last year at the age of 101. Hadid and Makiya both changed the perception of architecture in the Arab world and introduced some of the aesthetics of Arabic-inspired architecture in projects around the world.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A small selection of Archinect news posts covering ZHA's winning/not winning Tokyo Olympic Stadium bid:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132101061/zaha-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium-cancelled-abe-calls-for-a-redesign-from-scratch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha's Tokyo Olympic Stadium cancelled &ndash; Abe calls for a redesign from scratch</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145735758/tokyo-olympics-refusing-to-pay-zaha-hadid-for-work-on-the-national-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tokyo Olympics refusing to pay Zaha Hadid for work on the national stadium</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143971347/zaha-hadid-issues-disappointed-statement-on-tokyo-olympic-stadium-decision" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid issues disappointed statement on Tokyo Olympic Stadium decision</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132566359/zaha-hadid-reportedly-not-giving-up-on-tokyo-stadium-plans" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid reportedly not giving up on Tokyo stadium plans</a></li></ul><p>H/T <a href="http://www.curbed.com/2016/6/20/11977014/zaha-hadid-stamps-iraq-tokyo-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Curbed</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952270/zaha-hadid-transforms-zurich-gallery-in-homage-to-artist-kurt-schwitters Zaha Hadid transforms Zurich gallery in homage to artist Kurt Schwitters Justine Testado 2016-06-17T14:03:00-04:00 >2016-06-20T13:08:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ig/igny7ikc64x24vak.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Upon first glance, the &ldquo;Kurt Schwitters: Merz&rdquo; exhibition is an enticing haven of artistic talent. The retrospective opened earlier this week at the Galerie Gmurzynska in Zurich. An exhibition involving Zaha Hadid is sure to be a visual treat, whether it's her work that is on display or if she designed an exhibition's setup. Hadid's design for this particular exhibition...is the late architect's homage to Kurt Schwitters' famous Merzbau.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ev/evx2euq1tfvkxeve.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fi/fi5n1mn0ezm67pzk.jpg"></p><p>See more photos of the exhibition <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4960/zaha-hadid-pays-homage-to-artist-kurt-schwitters-in-his-new-zurich-retrospective" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948008/zaha-hadid-s-repertoire-is-a-stunning-display-in-venice-s-palazzo-franchetti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's repertoire is a stunning display in Venice's Palazzo Franchetti</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949638/one-of-the-late-dame-zaha-hadid-s-final-designs-will-be-built-in-west-chelsea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One of the late Dame Zaha Hadid's final designs will be built in West Chelsea</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947436/inside-the-zaha-hadid-designed-50-million-high-line-penthouse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside the Zaha Hadid-designed $50 million High Line penthouse</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149949638/one-of-the-late-dame-zaha-hadid-s-final-designs-will-be-built-in-west-chelsea One of the late Dame Zaha Hadid's final designs will be built in West Chelsea Dana Schulz 2016-06-06T18:37:00-04:00 >2016-06-14T00:43:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zz/zznybzlala1n1alt.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When the architecture community learned of the passing of Zaha Hadid in late March, it came as a bit of consolation that her first and only building in New York, 520 West 28th Street, had already begun to take shape along the High Line, ensuring that her legacy would last in our skyline. In much welcome news, 6sqft learns today that yet another design of hers will rise just three blocks away in Chelsea.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Moinian Group worked with the late Zaha Hadid on one of her final creations, 220 Eleventh Avenue in West Chelsea. The building will be a collection of loft-like condos and penthouses, as well as a cultural institution that will be a hub of the Chelsea art district. Construction is expected to begin in 2017.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948008/zaha-hadid-s-repertoire-is-a-stunning-display-in-venice-s-palazzo-franchetti Zaha Hadid's repertoire is a stunning display in Venice's Palazzo Franchetti Justine Testado 2016-05-27T21:06:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T01:30:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y2/y24pr15kw76rvbz5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The opulence of Venice's 16th-century Palazzo Franchetti is as memorable as the designs of a particular Zaha Hadid. A can't-be-missed retrospective honoring the late architect's four-decade career opened to the public today, just in time for the hoards of visitors venturing out to the nearby 2016 Venice Biennale.&nbsp;Organized by the Fondazione Berengo cultural institution, this Zaha Hadid retrospective is an abridged showcase of Hadid's pioneering works that made her a designer and artist who was always ahead of her time.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jm/jmowi26vjhcfoeca.jpg"></p><p>The exhibition features a range of Hadid's completed, under-construction, in progress, and unbuilt projects &mdash; from her early paintings and drawings to models of <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZHA</a>'s buildings that are due for completion later this year.&nbsp;</p><p>A separate room will display three projects that are meant to symbolize milestones in Hadid's career: the Weil am Rhein-based&nbsp;Vitra Fire Station (completed 1993), ZHA's first completed project; the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati (...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947436/inside-the-zaha-hadid-designed-50-million-high-line-penthouse Inside the Zaha Hadid-designed $50 million High Line penthouse Julia Ingalls 2016-05-25T14:00:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T01:07:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pz/pz0teexe9oivb3t8.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The cherry atop 520 West 28th, Penthouse 37 contains five bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms, including a corner master suite with two windowed dressing rooms and his-and-hers baths nestled on its lower level, which also houses three guest en-suite bedrooms, a utility room, and a wet bar.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Running at a little over $7,269 a square foot, Zaha Hadid's one and only <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145736562/liz-diller-gets-high-discussing-the-high-line-s-development-with-christopher-hawthorne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Line</a>-adjacent luxury penthouse design features a sinuous metal exterior with floor to ceiling glass windows between 10th and 11th avenues in Chelsea.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106323/ismael-leyva-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ismael Levya Architects</a> worked with Zaha Hadid Architects to create the 39-unit condominium, which offers starter units at $25 million.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4e/4en41taxlhvfbjwj.jpg">&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e9/e98noesdix20rtsu.jpg"></p><p>The latest on Zaha Hadid Architects:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945845/to-thrive-post-zaha-koolhaas-says-zha-should-emulate-high-fashion-brands" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To thrive post-Zaha, Koolhaas says ZHA should emulate high fashion brands</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941758/zha-after-zaha-patrik-schumacher-on-zaha-and-what-s-next-for-the-firm-on-archinect-sessions-61" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZHA after Zaha: Patrik Schumacher on Zaha and what's next for the firm, on Archinect Sessions #61</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944678/hans-ulrich-obrist-and-etel-adnan-remember-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hans Ulrich Obrist and Etel Adnan remember Zaha Hadid</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944678/hans-ulrich-obrist-and-etel-adnan-remember-zaha-hadid Hans Ulrich Obrist and Etel Adnan remember Zaha Hadid Nicholas Korody 2016-05-11T12:37:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T22:06:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c9/c9e86oevum5gr6y4.jpg" width="514" height="694" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When I visited her for the first time, at the end of the 1990s, I was still living in Paris. A typical London cab picked me up from the airport and brought me to her (at that time, quite small) studio, in which, supported by her young team, there was an atmosphere permeated by futurism. It must have been the same among the Russian avant-garde at the beginning of the &rsquo;20s, when they not only started to reshape art, but also society...</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Three months later I visited her again, since I was working intensely on a project at the French Academy in Rome with an installation by Hadid in the garden of Villa Medici," Obrist continues.</p><p>"I realized that the same cab driver picked me up. When, some time afterward, I saw him for the third time at the wheel, I asked about this strange coincidence. He explained to me that Hadid had bought herself a cab that was only there for herself and her guests."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/og/ogqqne971qkzmmo3.jpg"></p><p><em>Art Forum</em>&nbsp;also published a text by the artist and poet Etel Adnan. Obrist relates that when Hadid's Chanel Pavilion was relocated to the Institut de Monde Arab in 2011, the German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld asked Obrist to put together an opening event. The curator asked three poets, including Adnan to write odes to Hadid.</p><p>"Zaha Hadid's entire oeuvre is an invitation to take a trip," Adnan wrote. "Hadid is a poet of forms and of the materials that give presence to these forms; one must admire them close up and from afar to discove...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944436/impromptu-zaha-hadid-retrospective-planned-for-venice-biennale Impromptu Zaha Hadid retrospective planned for Venice Biennale Nicholas Korody 2016-05-10T15:03:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T22:04:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4p/4pvhrbsr9qc9zz14.jpg" width="514" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An impromptu retrospective of the work of the Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid will open in Venice this month during the city&rsquo;s Architecture Biennale. It will be the first Hadid exhibition since her death on March 31 at age 65. The 10-room exhibition, which will run from May 26 to Nov. 27 at the Palazzo Franchetti, is financed by the Fondazione Berengo, a Venetian foundation that promotes the art of glass making. The show will offer an overview of 35 years of Ms. Hadid&rsquo;s career...</p></em><br /><br /><p>The architecture community remains in mourning since the passing of Dame Hadid. Here's some recent coverage since her untimely death last month:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941612/zaha-hadid-architects-to-continue-under-patrik-schumacher-s-leadership" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects to continue under Patrik Schumacher's leadership</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941758/zha-after-zaha-patrik-schumacher-on-zaha-and-what-s-next-for-the-firm-on-archinect-sessions-61" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZHA after Zaha: Patrik Schumacher on Zaha and what's next for the firm, on Archinect Sessions #61</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940728/there-is-no-there-there-la-the-industrial-city-and-remembering-zaha-on-archinect-sessions-60-ft-special-guest-orhan-ayy-ce" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">There is No There There &ndash; LA the Industrial City and remembering Zaha on Archinect Sessions #60, ft. special guest Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937511/we-just-loved-her-frank-gehry-remembers-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;We just loved her&rdquo;: Frank Gehry remembers Zaha Hadid</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937455/the-architecture-community-reacts-to-dame-hadid-s-death-on-social-media" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The architecture community reacts to Dame Hadid's death on social media</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942346/the-salerno-maritime-terminal-zaha-hadid-s-first-posthumous-project-inaugurated-in-italy The Salerno maritime terminal: Zaha Hadid's first posthumous project inaugurated in Italy Nicholas Korody 2016-04-26T14:05:00-04:00 >2016-06-15T06:02:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qk/qk2gt6gtao708b0m.jpg" width="514" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On the long approach from the sea, the flowing, horizontal silhouette of this all-concrete structure, bracketed fore and aft by leaning walls, stands out from the heavyset classicized buildings along the waterfront promenade [...] Prime Minister Matteo Renzi visited the site on Sunday, calling it a masterpiece. The absence of Ms. Hadid, 65, who died on March 31 without ever seeing the finished terminal, was keenly felt both days.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gf/gfodm42he69jbhsx.jpg"></p><p>The city of Salerno, some 60.5 km south of Naples, gained a major new architectural icon this week. A 50,000 sq. ft., &euro;15 million maritime terminal,&nbsp;it's also the first project by ZHA to be inaugurated after their principal Zaha Hadid passed away last month.</p><p>Before the inauguration ceremony, portraits of the late architecture were plastered around the city. "Goodbye Zaha Hadid, Genius and Modernity. Inspiration and Transformation, Light that takes shape," they read. "Salerno will proudly care for and cherish the Maritime Terminal.&rdquo; Half of the 400-person firm reportedly travelled to Salerno for the ceremony.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/43/43tfk4v9spvfwyv1.jpg"></p><p>Actually, rather than a new project, the Salerno terminal was twelve years in the making, with contractor bankruptcies and other financial woes creating major delays. As such, the building was designed the old way: while computers were beginning to be used, the project was designed mainly with models and drafting.</p><p>Paola Cattarin, the project architect, describes to&nbsp;<em>the Times:&nbsp;</em>"It w...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941758/zha-after-zaha-patrik-schumacher-on-zaha-and-what-s-next-for-the-firm-on-archinect-sessions-61 ZHA after Zaha: Patrik Schumacher on Zaha and what's next for the firm, on Archinect Sessions #61 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-21T17:25:00-04:00 >2016-05-07T00:37:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k9/k9ovi9mqk1a375oj.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The sudden <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937411/zaha-hadid-dies-at-age-65" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">death of Dame Zaha Hadid</a> could not also mean the end of Zaha Hadid Architects. With major projects still ongoing all over the world, the firm had to keep things running strong, focusing on the future while managing grief. After working with Zaha for nearly thirty years,&nbsp;Patrik Schumacher has now <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941612/zaha-hadid-architects-to-continue-under-patrik-schumacher-s-leadership" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">taken over leadership</a>&nbsp;at the firm, and joins us on the podcast to discuss what it was like&nbsp;collaborating with her "killer instinct", and&nbsp;how he can continue honoring the "DNA" of her work.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 61 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "ZHA after Zaha":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-61.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941612/zaha-hadid-architects-to-continue-under-patrik-schumacher-s-leadership Zaha Hadid Architects to continue under Patrik Schumacher's leadership Julia Ingalls 2016-04-20T17:30:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T23:20:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l5/l5fdlq0vj7vsr1i8.jpg" width="514" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Zaha Hadid Architects issued a formal <a href="http://www.zaha-hadid.com/2016/04/18/10338/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">statement</a> announcing that the firm will continue to move forward, with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/128885228/op-ed-beyond-stars-icons-and-much-more-by-patrik-schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher</a> acting as de facto leader.&nbsp;In addition to finishing the 36 projects they had started or had under contract before <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937411/zaha-hadid-dies-at-age-65" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dame Hadid died</a> on March 31st, <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZHA</a> will also be taking on new work. According to <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/21/arts/design/grieving-and-going-forward-how-zaha-hadids-firm-plans-to-moveon.html?_r=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New York Times</a>, in addition to opening new offices in Mexico City and Dubai, the firm "also hopes to push further into aviation, having won a contract for a new airport in Beijing." In tomorrow's episode of <a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>,&nbsp;Schumacher will share his personal and professional reflections on Hadid's legacy, and elaborate on how he'll carry Hadid's "DNA" and his&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/29553480/safavid-surfaces-and-parametricism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">p</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/29553480/safavid-surfaces-and-parametricism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">arametricist</a>&nbsp;ideas into new arenas.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/11/112j4s8gzoylq9nn.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;We want to tell the world that we&rsquo;re still a viable, vibrant address for major work of cultural importance," Schumacher told the NYT.&nbsp;&ldquo;My ambition is to become more visible as a leader of the field to clients."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u5/u5a1p433bp81m4lz.jpg"></p><p>He also stated that he wants to continue moving forward on ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937514/the-extra-architectural-ventures-of-zaha-hadid The extra-architectural ventures of Zaha Hadid Nicholas Korody 2016-03-31T20:46:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T16:09:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6y/6y46ub1u2hgr864h.jpg" width="514" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Zaha Hadid will rightfully go down in history for the tremendous mark she made on architecture. But buildings weren't the only things she designed.</p><p>In fact, for the majority of her career, she worked at smaller scales, whether with painting, furniture design, or some other venture. One of her first realized projects, from 1985, consisted entirely of furniture, shelves, and other additions to a pre-existing International Style home in London at 24 Cathcart Road.</p><p>Her interest in the expanded field of design, including interiors and the objects that fill them, continued throughout her career. For some, this work indicates a crass and unapologetic commercialism. Philip Kennicott, for example,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/architect-zaha-hadid-always-seemed-unstoppable-but-she-left-a-mixed-legacy/2016/03/31/06bdd5a2-f762-11e5-a3ce-f06b5ba21f33_story.html?postshare=7791459457974495&amp;tid=ss_tw-bottom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">wrote</a> for the Washington Post earlier today, "She spoke the airy language of architectural theory, with all its utopian overtones, but she vigorously branded consumer products from candles to tableware to neckties."</p><p>ln any case, her influence exceeds architecture &ndash; extending to the runway, the showroo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937512/a-recollection-of-some-of-zaha-hadid-s-recent-prestigious-accolades A recollection of some of Zaha Hadid's recent prestigious accolades Justine Testado 2016-03-31T18:57:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T16:12:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i7/i78o3gvw6f2siv0l.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zaha Hadid was a daring creative force from the very beginning...She had the ability to consistently shake things up in the architecture world &mdash; and leave a lasting influence. Throughout her extensive decorative career, Zaha Hadid received an abundance of awards including the 2004 Pritzker Prize and most recently the 2016 RIBA Gold Medal, being the first woman architect to win both awards in her own right.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Archinect's sister site <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4796/zaha-hadid-has-died-a-recollection-of-some-of-her-recent-prestigious-accolades" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> rounded up some previous coverage on Hadid's accolades and award-winning projects that she and her firm have won over the last few years.&nbsp;</p><p>For more Archinect coverage on Zaha Hadid's passing:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937511/we-just-loved-her-frank-gehry-remembers-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;We just loved her&rdquo;: Frank Gehry remembers Zaha Hadid</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937455/the-architecture-community-reacts-to-dame-hadid-s-death-on-social-media" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The architecture community reacts to Dame Hadid's death on social media</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937465/zaha-on-zaha-i-always-thought-you-know-i-should-do-well-because-the-work-is-good" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha on Zaha: "I always thought, you know, I should do well because the work is good."</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937511/we-just-loved-her-frank-gehry-remembers-zaha-hadid “We just loved her”: Frank Gehry remembers Zaha Hadid Nicholas Korody 2016-03-31T18:37:00-04:00 >2016-04-02T22:27:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fd/fdw982slnkgk97d2.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When news broke on Thursday morning that architect Zaha Hadid had died, she was quickly mourned by a trio of her peers: Frank Gehry and Joseph Giovannini sat together over breakfast and called Robert A.M. Stern to have a group cry. &ldquo;We just loved her,&rdquo; Gehry tells TIME. &ldquo;We&rsquo;d just seen her a few weeks ago at Yale,&rdquo; where he and Hadid were teaching concurrent studios. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s one of the things we do&mdash;we time them so we&rsquo;re all together at Yale at the same time so we can sort of hang out.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/643vvccl80ek30vy.jpg"></p><p>In a touching piece, TIME records Frank Gehry's reactions to the death of Zaha Hadid, a close personal friend and colleague.</p><p>Gehry helped Hadid obtain her first major commission, the Vitra Fire Station in Germany.&nbsp;&ldquo;She did an extraordinary job with it,&rdquo; Gehry recalls. &ldquo;Everybody was impressed, and she took off.&rdquo;</p><p>Among the other quotable moments in the article, Gehry notes that "she was one of the guys," before correcting himself:&nbsp;&ldquo;[That&rsquo;s] sexist in its own way I suppose. I don&rsquo;t mean it that way ... She was undaunted by all the stuff that would be against a woman coming into a field at that level. She didn&rsquo;t pay attention to it &hellip; She was very confident."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t3/t3ryay6corqfmxqb.jpg"></p><p>More on the untimely passing of Zaha Hadid:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143604711/zaha-hadid-lecture-at-sci-arc-circa-1985-beams-out-talent-strength-commanding-conviction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid lecture at SCI-Arc, circa 1985, "beams out talent, strength, commanding conviction"</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937464/the-remarkable-early-paintings-of-the-late-dame-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The remarkable early paintings of the late Dame Zaha Hadid</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937455/the-architecture-community-reacts-to-dame-hadid-s-death-on-social-media" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The architecture community reacts to Dame Hadid's death on social media</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937465/zaha-on-zaha-i-always-thought-you-know-i-should-do-well-because-the-work-is-good" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha on Zaha: "I always thought, you know, I should do well because th...</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937455/the-architecture-community-reacts-to-dame-hadid-s-death-on-social-media The architecture community reacts to Dame Hadid's death on social media Nicholas Korody 2016-03-31T14:22:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T16:19:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1z/1zzrq2o1rhm9zqqo.jpg" width="514" height="326" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Dame Zaha Hadid, the pioneering architect, passed away earlier today. Architects, critics and other members of the larger cultural community have taken to Twitter and other social media to express their shock and grief.</p><p>Here are some of the reactions &ndash; we'll add more throughout the day:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/wt/wt7pfe1s8cn0kezu.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/im/imcivo16fcf2csoj.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/c4/c4i60r9ykpgnni5s.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/la/la62l1oq7fn9d7yk.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ut/utqqsuu4rbldnlq5.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ks/ks1le50te01kclbz.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/y1/y1pifwfbn0egi01r.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/jp/jpz7zvb2uxk5ginf.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/k2/k2o2odvm2zjbj2w8.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/f9/f96drg7tryv8jb3f.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/6q/6qirefxwyidssl74.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/da/da6xw552b2m7ono1.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/gf/gfzb0nt6alpsrdbw.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/21/21jlyefn6cwv5m8j.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/3v/3vfs612152mx33rm.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/83/83jvrxy62g6qcxzl.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/wk/wkfcdi6fq164znbz.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/xz/xzbibd7q5w4jlj66.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/q1/q1vcdef7slub7nvf.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/nv/nvqiheuk3b2ggsyu.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ix/ix2e43ihghanq0ry.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/zn/zn1ditlc5h3rjjzx.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/3v/3vg2488ywenvigkr.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/lh/lhmg3uad7k995p00.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/3a/3ajgagkkxovj0zy3.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/my/mymhnswfgmdd8g40.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/sy/sy5c2eenbsxtqexq.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/47/47mwc21r9t0ykoqb.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/b5/b5sip0jem8nds5p6.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/e5/e596v5t4umn4890h.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/km/km5qy260yftq92p4.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/mf/mfnr9kdx946kmi9w.png"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/9j/9j3txps2zr09stkk.png"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937465/zaha-on-zaha-i-always-thought-you-know-i-should-do-well-because-the-work-is-good Zaha on Zaha: "I always thought, you know, I should do well because the work is good." Julia Ingalls 2016-03-31T14:09:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T16:05:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sl/sl56jl59222ee6nk.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What was it like to be Zaha Hadid? From teaching to developing her vision to turning down an opportunity to work with Rem Koolhaas, in this remembrance we collect a few of Zaha's first-person writings and interviews about her life and work from her unparalleled, groundbreaking career.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>On being a woman and an Arab, excerpted from <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/nov/14/zaha-hadid-woman-arab-double-edged-sword" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Guardian</a>, 2012:</strong></p><p>Being an Arab woman and a modern architect certainly don't exclude each other &ndash; when I was growing up in Iraq, there were many women architects. You cannot believe the enormous resistance I've faced just for being an Arab, and a woman on top of that. It is like a double-edged sword. The moment my woman-ness is accepted, the Arab-ness seems to become a problem.</p><p>I've broken beyond the barrier, but it's been a very long struggle. It's made me tougher and more precise &ndash; and maybe this is reflected in my architecture. I still experience resistance but I think this keeps you on the go.&nbsp;</p><p>As a woman in architecture, you need confidence. Sometimes, w...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937429/dame-zaha-hadid-was-an-inspirational-woman-and-the-kind-of-architect-one-can-only-dream-of-being "Dame Zaha Hadid was an inspirational woman, and the kind of architect one can only dream of being" Ellen Hancock 2016-03-31T12:38:00-04:00 >2016-03-31T14:20:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e8/e8a39546a7defdf860b3b2032d9af06f.jpg" width="266" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Visionary and highly experimental, her legacy despite her young age, is formidable. She leaves behind a body of work from buildings to furniture, footwear and cars, that delight and astound people all around the world.</p></em><br /><br /><p>RIBA President Jane Duncan comments on the sudden passing of Dame Zaha Hadid DBE</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147362019/zaha-hadid-joins-the-ranks-of-riba-gold-medalists Zaha Hadid joins the ranks of RIBA Gold Medalists Justine Testado 2016-02-04T18:11:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T13:10:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oi/oi8jut51uhojhway.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Following RIBA's announcement back in September, Zaha Hadid was presented with the 2016 Royal Gold Medal yesterday evening...Though particular projects in her practice haven't been without its disputes, Hadid has long been a force in the architectural field. Being the first woman to win on her own accord, the RIBA Gold Medal is a crown jewel to Hadid's illustrious career, as well as another major highlight for women in architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137359601/zaha-hadid-announced-as-winner-of-2016-royal-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid announced as winner of 2016 Royal Gold Medal</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109715900/sheila-o-donnell-john-tuomey-win-2015-riba-gold-medal-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sheila O'Donnell + John Tuomey win 2015 RIBA Gold Medal for Architecture</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82219747/architectural-historian-joseph-rykwert-receives-2014-royal-gold-medal-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural historian Joseph Rykwert receives 2014 Royal Gold Medal for Architecture</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147191669/zaha-hadid-qatari-situation-doesn-t-apply-to-her-stadium-site Zaha Hadid: 'Qatari situation' doesn't apply to her stadium site Alexander Walter 2016-02-02T13:32:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T00:07:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/08/089t4hf4r38h5i00.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In an interview with The Times, Dame Zaha Hadid said that the Qataris &ldquo;should do something&rdquo; about the issue of migrant workers. [...] &ldquo;I&rsquo;m not a defender of the Qatari situation, but it&rsquo;s important to get the facts right and then we can discuss it. I&rsquo;m very happy that the press make the government aware of problems on certain sites. But it doesn&rsquo;t apply to this site.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>To read the full (paywalled) <em>The Times</em> interview with Dame Hadid, click <a href="http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/visualarts/architecture/article4679876.ece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144514304/7-000-construction-workers-will-die-in-qatar-before-a-ball-is-kicked-in-the-2022-world-cup-new-ituc-report-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"7,000 construction workers will die in Qatar before a ball is kicked in the 2022 World Cup," new ITUC report finds</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94437641/zaha-hadid-defends-qatar-world-cup-role-following-migrant-worker-deaths" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid defends Qatar World Cup role following migrant worker deaths</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105403243/more-bad-news-with-hadid-s-qatar-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More Bad News with Hadid's Qatar Stadium</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145735758/tokyo-olympics-refusing-to-pay-zaha-hadid-for-work-on-the-national-stadium Tokyo Olympics refusing to pay Zaha Hadid for work on the national stadium Nicholas Korody 2016-01-14T14:55:00-05:00 >2016-01-19T00:11:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tp/tpwsodrd2z3ner2h.jpg" width="514" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are refusing to pay a British architect for her designs for its main stadium unless she gives up the copyright and signs what amounts to a gagging order, it has been claimed. Zaha Hadid Architects, which won the original contract to build a state-of-the-art national stadium in the Japanese capital, has reacted angrily to the attempt by the Japan Sports Council to effectively seize ownership of the copyrighted designs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>New details continue to emerge from the dispute between Zaha Hadid Architects and the organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which is rapidly shaping up as one of the most acrimonious conflicts that the profession has witnessed in decades.<br><br>According to <em>the Telegraph</em>, the Japan Sports Council (JSC) is refusing to pay the British architect and her firm for the work they completed after initially winning the competition to design a new Olympic stadium. Documents sent to ZHA now demand the firm acquiesce ownership over their copyrighted design as well as sign what sources say amounts to a "gag order."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zi/zi44617t2rw6yl9s.jpg"><br><br>According to the report,<em>&nbsp;</em>the revised contract agreement stipulates that the JSC is "allowed to use any product of work ... regardless of its copyright." <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/12063431/New-Tokyo-Olympic-stadium-has-remarkable-similarities-to-British-architects-original-plan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">For some</a>, this amounts to admitting that the Kengo Kuma-design borrows heavily from the ZHA stadium, in particular with regards to the entrance, the geometry of the stadium, the landscape design, and structural layout.</p><p>The "gag order" implied...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/143971347/zaha-hadid-issues-disappointed-statement-on-tokyo-olympic-stadium-decision Zaha Hadid issues disappointed statement on Tokyo Olympic Stadium decision Alexander Walter 2015-12-22T12:20:00-05:00 >2015-12-30T14:33:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o8/o8ljmrt5l55lwpec.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Now that the cat is out of the bag and the Japanese government has officially <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143940071/kengo-kuma-selected-for-new-tokyo-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announced Kengo Kuma's stadium proposal</a> as the <em>new </em>winning design for the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/470819/tokyo-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2020 Tokyo Olympics</a>, all eyes are on Zaha Hadid Architects, design firm of the voluptuous<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/61446872/zaha-hadid-wins-japan-national-stadium-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em> initial</em> winning</a> stadium spaceship which was ultimately <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132101061/zaha-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium-cancelled-abe-calls-for-a-redesign-from-scratch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pulled back to earth</a> in mid-takeoff by the immense gravity of an outraged public reaction.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0b/0bxt0aook8hsqvd1.jpg"></p><p>Dame Hadid,<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135183829/not-over-yet-zaha-hadid-releases-23-minute-film-pushing-for-tokyo-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> fighting for a second chance</a> for her <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85005794/hadid-s-stadium-for-2020-tokyo-olympic-games-to-be-scaled-back" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">redesigned submission</a> until the very last minute, reacted swiftly and issued an expectedly disappointed statement on <a href="http://www.zaha-hadid.com/2015/12/22/statement-from-zaha-hadid-on-new-national-stadium-japan/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">her website</a> this morning:</p><p>&ldquo;We were&nbsp;honoured to be selected to design a stadium that would enable Japan to welcome the world for the 2019 Rugby World Cup and bring the 2020 Olympic Games to Tokyo, before becoming a new home for Japanese sport for many future generations.</p><p>&ldquo;Sadly&nbsp;the Japanese&nbsp;authorities, with the support of some of those from our own profession in Japan, have&nbsp;colluded to close the doors on the project to the world.</p><p>&ldquo;This shockin...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/143448952/kengo-kuma-toyo-ito-rumored-to-be-designers-behind-new-tokyo-olympic-stadium-proposals Kengo Kuma & Toyo Ito rumored to be designers behind new Tokyo Olympic Stadium proposals Alexander Walter 2015-12-15T17:20:00-05:00 >2015-12-27T23:25:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/up/up2ywnl0fi43uyr0.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Wood latticework, green shrubbery, sunken sports fields and temple-like touches can be seen in the two final design proposals for Tokyo&rsquo;s controversial new Olympic Stadium. [...] The new proposals [...] are more understated in style and also smaller in physical form compared to the originally commissioned design. [...] The agency has not named the firms behind the two final designs, although unconfirmed local media reports stated that they were Kengo Kuma and Toyo Ito [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k2/k2xuwffews5zntqw.jpg"></p><p><strong>Design A </strong>- rumored to be by the office of Kengo Kuma.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cl/cldtltzntupza1as.jpg"></p><p><strong>Design B </strong>- believed to come from Toyo Ito's firm.</p><p>Which design is your immediate favorite? Who is going to <em>finally </em>build the Japan National Stadium? Let us know in the comment section.</p><p><strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143940071/kengo-kuma-selected-for-new-tokyo-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kengo Kuma selected for new Tokyo Olympic Stadium</a></p><p>Previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132101061/zaha-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium-cancelled-abe-calls-for-a-redesign-from-scratch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha's Tokyo Olympic Stadium cancelled &ndash; Abe calls for a redesign from scratch</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135338071/japanese-government-hopes-to-cap-olympic-stadium-costs-at-us-1-28-billion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Japanese government hopes to cap Olympic stadium costs at US$1.28 billion</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136962417/zaha-hadid-ineligible-to-participate-in-tokyo-stadium-design-build-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid ineligible to participate in Tokyo Stadium design-build competition</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132028782/i-thought-what-when-i-heard-it-would-cost-252-billion-tadao-ando-says-about-national-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;I thought, &lsquo;What?&rsquo; when I heard it would cost &yen;252 billion,&rdquo; Tadao Ando says about National Stadium</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/138575017/private-money-attracts-big-name-architects-to-design-new-museums-in-beirut Private money attracts big-name architects to design new museums in Beirut Alexander Walter 2015-10-09T15:01:00-04:00 >2015-10-09T15:05:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/568207186e16aaeda7315ca3370ffc7a.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A raft of museums, most backed by private money, are springing up in what is, for many, an unlikely cultural hub: Beirut, the capital of Lebanon [...] The design competition launched on 1 October; the architect Zaha Hadid is on the jury along with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Julia Peyton-Jones of London's Serpentine Galleries. Salam&eacute;, who founded the A&iuml;shti fashion chain, invested $100m in funding a contemporary art museum, designed by the British architect David Adjaye, in Jal El Dib [...].</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/137762484/editor-s-picks-430 Editor's Picks #430 Nam Henderson 2015-09-29T13:21:00-04:00 >2015-10-03T17:20:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sw/sw8gkqsithibvdy1.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>,&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect, reviewed "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/135460042/finding-shelter-in-los-angeles-housing-chaos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shelter</a>" the debut exhibition at the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/315476/a-d-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture and Design Museum</a>&rsquo;s new location in Los Angeles' Arts District.&nbsp;Despite what you might assume&nbsp;</p><p>"<em>Shelter isn&rsquo;t about designing for the 21st century family, or the millenial, or the homeless, in Los Angeles &ndash; it&rsquo;s about forming new expectations of how housing and the city should interact...housing imagined in Shelter is about merging L.A.&rsquo;s residential spaces with its civic topography, forming a less privatized residential existence in the city</em>".</p><p>The winners of Archinect's Dry Futures competition were selected. In the "Speculative" category "Grassroots Cactivism" by Ali Chen took <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/136742264/and-the-winners-of-archinect-s-dry-futures-competition-speculative-category-are" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first place</a>. While "Liquifying Aquifers by Lujac Desautel <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/136743068/and-the-winners-of-archinect-s-dry-futures-competition-pragmatic-category-are" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">won first place</a> in the "Pragmatic" category.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/15884683/deane-madsen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deane Madsen</a>&nbsp;was impressed "<em>A timely and relevant competition with thoughtful responses. Well done, all around!</em>"<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137359601/zaha-hadid-announced-as-winner-of-2016-royal-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dame Zaha Hadid was announced as winner of 2016 Royal Gold Medal</a>. Sir&nbsp;Peter C...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/136962417/zaha-hadid-ineligible-to-participate-in-tokyo-stadium-design-build-competition Zaha Hadid ineligible to participate in Tokyo Stadium design-build competition Justine Testado 2015-09-18T15:38:00-04:00 >2015-09-28T23:24:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lf/lf126rujhxnhyxu5.jpg" width="514" height="251" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the headache-inducing whirlwind regarding Japan's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/470819/tokyo-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New National Stadium</a> for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Zaha Hadid Architects and Japanese engineering company Nikken Sekkei announced their ineligibility to participate in the design-and-build competition for the stadium's redesign. Why? Because they couldn't secure a construction company for their consortium, which they struggled with after ZHA's previous design&nbsp;was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132101061/zaha-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium-cancelled-abe-calls-for-a-redesign-from-scratch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">scrapped</a>, mostly due to an <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132028782/i-thought-what-when-i-heard-it-would-cost-252-billion-tadao-ando-says-about-national-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">inflated &yen;252 billion&nbsp;price-tag</a>. ZHA's latest announcement follows a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135183829/not-over-yet-zaha-hadid-releases-23-minute-film-pushing-for-tokyo-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">snazzy 23-minute video</a> and&nbsp;<a href="http://94.185.143.134/ZHAPress/ZHA_Japan_National_Stadium/03_New%20National%20Stadium%20Report_August%202015.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a 91-page report</a> they put out last month, wherein they asserted their case for Japan to keep the previous stadium design. Earlier this month, the team intended to submit a new bid for the project.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zj/zj5huvgml181q6b8.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6d/6doqoifx4izmfwp9.jpg"></p><p><em>From Zaha Hadid Architects' New National Stadium Report - August 2015.</em></p><p>But not too surprisingly, ZHA's announcement on their ineligibility is no swan song for their involvement in the project, and they continue to convey the same sense of determination. Despite...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135183829/not-over-yet-zaha-hadid-releases-23-minute-film-pushing-for-tokyo-olympic-stadium Not over yet: Zaha Hadid releases 23-minute film pushing for Tokyo Olympic Stadium Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-26T13:47:00-04:00 >2015-08-29T20:48:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ox/ox8ik7saqpc19m4j.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In an architectural "hail Mary" move, Zaha Hadid Architects put out a 23-minute video stating their case for Japan to keep their embroiled design for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Stadium. When Japanese prime minister<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132101061/zaha-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium-cancelled-abe-calls-for-a-redesign-from-scratch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Shinzo Abe announced approximately five weeks ago that ZHA's design was being dropped</a>, citing concerns over an inflated &yen;252 billion&nbsp;price-tag since the initial competition-winning submission, ZHA denied that the design was to blame for the increased cost, and instead placed the responsibility on the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133027870/are-uncompetitive-japanese-contractors-to-blame-for-zaha-s-new-national-stadium-budget-blowout" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">less-than-competitive Japanese contractor market</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bi/bijg96amncca6xlk.jpg"></p><p>In the slick, info-laden 23-minute video, Dame Hadid herself makes the case for the stadium: "it was a&nbsp;very serious team of people, of engineers, of architects, who looked at this project for two to three years, so it was an enormous investment. I think it&rsquo;s a very important project because it has a lot beyond the Olympics, it has a legacy life.&rdquo; That legacy life is the core justification for every design element that may, at first...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134577514/zaha-hadid-designs-sculptural-safety-canopy-over-the-high-line Zaha Hadid designs sculptural safety canopy over the High Line Alexander Walter 2015-08-18T16:16:00-04:00 >2015-08-18T17:08:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/10/108bbzqq6rlr0pqr.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Whenever one of the millions of buildings under construction flanking the High Line hit a certain height, the developer is required to put up a shed over the park [...] except, it seems, when it's for a building by [...] Zaha Hadid. Then it's not just a shed protecting passersby, it's a 112-foot long sculptural installation&mdash;in this case entitled Allong&eacute;&mdash;designed by Hadid to give a sneak preview of the swooping forms of her building, which has just hit High Line level [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7t/7tjn4auyiivl9308.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7c/7c893d7ab6d79145501b9308d5236f4f.jpg"></p><p>Photos of ZHA's <em>Allong&eacute;</em> scaffolding/canopy by Scott Lynch. Head over to <a href="http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/08/18/zaha_hadid_unveils_a_swooping_canopy_over_the_high_line.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Curbed NY</a> to see more images.</p><p>The initial announcement of Hadid's High Line condo building on Archinect in 2013 was a <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">topic not without much commentary</a>.</p><p><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"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0bev6c939tvbop3g.jpg"></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134524451/editor-s-picks-427 Editor's Picks #427 Nam Henderson 2015-08-17T23:40:00-04:00 >2015-09-10T03:01:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/on/onj1qkzuu9ag0uta.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For <strong>Screen/Print #36</strong>: <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;highlighted an essay by "<em>Well, Well, Well</em>", <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/134197676/screen-print-36-harvard-design-magazine-s-well-well-well" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the fortieth issue from Harvard Design Magazine</a>,&nbsp;which is focused on the "<em>landscape of health and illness</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8i/8i5w1vnbdase51ua.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;<br><strong>News&nbsp;</strong><br>Carter B. Horsley criticized&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133950651/the-new-laguardia-airport-not-functional-not-inspiring-not-an-icon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New LaGuardia Airport: as being Not Functional, Not Inspiring, Not an Icon</a>.</p><p><strong>midlander</strong> countered "<em>I'd love to see some plans - it's hard to figure out the scale of things or the circulation strategy from these little renderings...While I appreciate Horsley's criticism, he seems to be missing a sense of perspective on this. For example when he suggests adding a direct subway link to Manhattan would be an inconsequential couple million. Off by a factor of 5,000 or so I think.</em>"</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pu/puwqv5f3emouf921.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/2501/j-mayer-h-und-partner-architekten" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">J. MAYER H.</a> founder J&uuml;rgen Mayer H., <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132034420/let-j-rgen-mayer-h-help-plan-your-next-trip-to-berlin-with-his-own-travel-tips" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shared</a> his list of places to see and places to eat at in Berlin.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/28123658/stephanie-braconnier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stephanie Braconnier</a>&nbsp;thought it was a "<em>Sweet list</em>"&nbsp;but warned "<em>I wouldn't go to teufelsberg anymore unless you are willing to pay one of the scary thugs who hang around to let you in</em>"...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134125232/zaha-hadid-architects-win-danjiang-bridge-competition Zaha Hadid Architects win Danjiang Bridge competition Nicholas Korody 2015-08-12T19:15:00-04:00 >2015-08-14T11:55:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lq/lq4m6vkml0tmvt78.jpg" width="514" height="880" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Zaha Hadid Architects has been announced as the winner of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.djcomp.com.tw/en/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Danjiang Bridge competition</a>. Sited at the mouth of the Tamsui River, the bridge will provide a critical link between several highways on Taiwan's northern coast.</p><p>The Danjiang Bridge is intended to bring economic growth to Taipei's Port District. In addition, the new bridge will dramatically reduce commuting times "between activities and industries in Tamsui and Bali," according to the competition brief. It will include a light rail.&nbsp;</p><p>ZHA Director Patrik Schumacher took to Facebook to announce the results.</p><p>"The Danjiang Bridge...is destined to make a conspicuous landmark against the backdrop of Tamsui's famous sunset," Schumacher wrote.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/di/din76pgyaw39ubp7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hj/hj4f7w0i4le58iqz.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133027870/are-uncompetitive-japanese-contractors-to-blame-for-zaha-s-new-national-stadium-budget-blowout Are uncompetitive Japanese contractors to blame for Zaha's New National Stadium budget blowout? Julia Ingalls 2015-07-29T13:43:00-04:00 >2015-08-08T21:06:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ny/ny6h15ws7ax239j5.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects</a> is not going away quietly, but cogently. In a statement forwarded by the Japan Olympic Committee, ZHA details the origins of what would eventually become the budget fracas over the cancelled New <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131889896/japanese-slam-highly-unpopular-tokyo-olympic-stadium-design-with-hilarious-memes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Stadium</a>, noting that early in the design process&nbsp;"we advised&nbsp;the JSC [<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/470819/tokyo-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Japan Sport Council</a>] that working to an immovable completion deadline, against a backdrop of&nbsp;rocketing annual increases in the cost of building in Tokyo, and in the absence&nbsp;of any international competition, the early selection of a limited number of&nbsp;construction contractors&nbsp;would not lead to a commercially competitive&nbsp;process."</p><p>Here's the full statement:&nbsp;</p><p>Our teams in Japan and the&nbsp;UK feel it is necessary to set the record straight on the Zaha Hadid Architects&nbsp;(ZHA) design for the new National Stadium for Japan, which has been developed&nbsp;to the client&rsquo;s brief and budget. It is also only right that the Japanese&nbsp;people are fully aware of the reasons for the reported budget increase and,&nbsp;with exact...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132949095/zaha-hadid-my-design-for-the-new-national-stadium-is-not-the-problem Zaha Hadid: My design for the New National Stadium is not the problem Julia Ingalls 2015-07-28T13:08:00-04:00 >2015-08-08T21:21:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ap/ap5bxwv3i79fzi9c.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>According to a statement issued on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/470819/tokyo-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid</a>'s website, the project-ending cost of the New National Stadium is not the fault of the design, but rather the "inflated costs of construction in Tokyo, a restricted and uncompetitive approach to appointing construction contractors, and a restriction on collaboration between the design team and appointed construction contractors." The stadium, whose controversial design has spawned a series of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131889896/japanese-slam-highly-unpopular-tokyo-olympic-stadium-design-with-hilarious-memes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">derisive memes</a>, was shut down after officials announced the cost would be 250 billion yen (approximately $2 billion U.S. dollars). The cost <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132028782/i-thought-what-when-i-heard-it-would-cost-252-billion-tadao-ando-says-about-national-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shocked</a> design committee chairman <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/99728/tadao-ando" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando</a>, who made a similar statement about the inflated construction costs in Japan.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0t/0t34rfhcg1yqo3q1.jpg"></p><p>In her statement, <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hadid</a> goes on to say that the arched roof structure was carefully designed so that it could be built in tandem with the seating bowl, and by Japanese engineering and design team estimates should only cost 23 billion yen. Hadid also notes that due to an increase in&nbsp;the&nbsp;price...</p>