Archinect - News 2016-12-08T04:49:30-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149981007/hud-winked-ben-carson-takes-on-housing-for-trump-and-zha-distances-itself-from-patrik-schumacher-on-archinect-sessions-90-ft-special-guest-marc-miller HUD-winked: Ben Carson takes on housing for Trump and ZHA distances itself from Patrik Schumacher on Archinect Sessions #90, ft. special guest Marc Miller Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-01T15:46:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T01:03:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ce/cenxbs3zt5x2bjak.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When president-elect Donald Trump nominated Ben Carson to lead the department of Housing and Urban Development, the response was resoundingly: huh?</p><p>The neurosurgeon came onto the national political scene in 2015, during his run for the Republican nomination, but after Trump took the presidency and started throwing around the idea of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980007/president-elect-trump-offers-hud-post-to-ben-carson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">offering a Cabinet position to Carson</a>, a spokesperson said "Dr. Carson feels he has no government experience, he's never run a federal agency. The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency." Despite all that,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980875/what-ben-carson-s-federal-inexperience-means-for-hud" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carson is now (almost definitely officially) secretary of HUD</a> (which he knows just enough about to seriously backtrack the agency's work as pushed by Obama). So here we are.</p><p>Special guest <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/118068376/marc-miller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marc Miller</a> joins us on the podcast to discuss the implications of Carson's inexperience for HUD, as well as chew on the latest Schumacher-induced controversy: when the architect promoted the privatization of public space an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981020/zaha-hadid-s-sleek-curvy-brit-awards-statuette-revealed Zaha Hadid's sleek, curvy BRIT Awards statuette revealed Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-01T14:24:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T20:23:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/63/630f48ab783f5f89a806497186879d8b.jpg" width="624" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five different statues have been revealed, but only one - a depiction of Britannia with her hips to one side - will be handed out to winners at the February ceremony. [...] Brit Awards chairman Jason Iley said: "We are delighted with the finished statues. "Like Zaha, they are innovative and original and have gone well beyond our expectations to create something special that will progress the award into the future."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last month, the Brit Awards revealed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977350/zaha-hadid-s-design-selected-for-brit-awards-2017-trophy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's concept sketches</a> for their 2017 statuette. The finalized design will be given out at the BRITs ceremony on February 22nd in London.</p><p>More ZHA news:</p><ul><li><a title="Zaha Hadid Architects rejects Patrik Schumacher's &quot;manifesto&quot; in open letter" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980618/zaha-hadid-architects-rejects-patrik-schumacher-s-manifesto-in-open-letter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects rejects Patrik Schumacher's "manifesto" in open letter</a></li><li><a title='Patrik Schumacher on architectural discourse and leadership: "People who are frank are trusted"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977689/patrik-schumacher-on-architectural-discourse-and-leadership-people-who-are-frank-are-trusted" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher on architectural discourse and leadership: "People who are frank are trusted"</a></li><li><a title='"But always with Zaha&rsquo;s DNA"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975808/but-always-with-zaha-s-dna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"But always with Zaha&rsquo;s DNA"</a></li><li><a title="Zaha Hadid's Jockey Club takes RIBA's award for International Excellence" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975636/zaha-hadid-s-jockey-club-takes-riba-s-award-for-international-excellence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's Jockey Club takes RIBA's award for International Excellence</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980618/zaha-hadid-architects-rejects-patrik-schumacher-s-manifesto-in-open-letter Zaha Hadid Architects rejects Patrik Schumacher's "manifesto" in open letter Julia Ingalls 2016-11-29T12:51:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:44:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zr/zrneuvhemicswdd4.jpg" width="640" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The perenially&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149956426/brexit-a-chance-to-roll-back-the-interventionist-state-and-unleash-entrepreneurial-creativity-op-ed-by-patrik-schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">opinionated</a> Patrik Schumacher, who gave a speech about his "urban policy manifesto" at the November 17th World Architecture Festival in which he called for an end to all social housing and privatization of public space, has attracted push-back from an unexpected source: the firm he currently runs, which was founded by the late, great Zaha Hadid. In an open letter from the architectural office, Zaha Hadid Architects states that Schumacher's manifesto does not reflect the future direction of the firm, noting that Zaha "deeply believed in the strongest international collaboration" and she "did not write manifestos. She built them." The full text of the letter follows below:</p><p><em>November 29, 2016</em></p><p><em>Patrik Schumacher&rsquo;s &lsquo;urban policy manifesto&rsquo; does not reflect Zaha Hadid Architects&rsquo; past&mdash;and will not be our future.</em></p><p><em>Zaha Hadid did not write manifestos. She built them.</em></p><p><em>Zaha Hadid Architects has delivered 56 projects for all members of the community in 45 cities around the world.</em></p><p><em>Refusi...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149977689/patrik-schumacher-on-architectural-discourse-and-leadership-people-who-are-frank-are-trusted Patrik Schumacher on architectural discourse and leadership: "People who are frank are trusted" Alexander Walter 2016-11-09T14:50:00-05:00 >2016-11-11T07:16:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1l/1lf9dtft1ixti9zy.jpg" width="583" height="583" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s my life&rsquo;s work &mdash; to let that slip would be tragic,&rdquo; Schumacher says, making clear his dedication to the firm. But as for his campaign against &ldquo;the PC takeover of architecture,&rdquo; isn&rsquo;t there a chance his iconoclasm will alienate potential clients, when the firm can least afford to do so? [...] &ldquo;My positions might be controversial, but they are the result of a careful, informed deliberation,&rdquo; he demurs. &ldquo;I think people who are frank are trusted.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975563/patrik-schumacher-lays-out-his-dreams-for-parametricism-2-0-post-zaha" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher lays out his dreams for 'Parametricism 2.0,' post-Zaha</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968027/patrik-schumacher-on-the-parametric-future-he-plans-for-zha" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher on the parametric future he plans for ZHA</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/features/article/149956426/brexit-a-chance-to-roll-back-the-interventionist-state-and-unleash-entrepreneurial-creativity-op-ed-by-patrik-schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brexit: a chance to roll back the interventionist state and unleash entrepreneurial creativity &ndash; op-ed by Patrik Schumacher</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149977505/zaha-hadid-architects-just-opened-a-new-office-in-dubai Zaha Hadid Architects just opened a new office in Dubai Nicholas Korody 2016-11-08T13:31:00-05:00 >2016-11-13T20:11:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vi/vipxj5yoeqpzzdq5.jpg" width="650" height="464" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With 16 projects currently in the works in the Middle East-North Africa region, it's not really a surprise that Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has just opened an office in the Dubai Design District. As stated in the press release, the firm has 30 years worth of experience working in the region.</p><p>"A recipient of the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, ZHA marries concepts of connectivity with the tremendous advancements in design technologies, material development and construction practices," states ZHA.</p><p>"ZHA is working with the many diverse histories and cultures of the region to address important issues in a meaningful way - contributing to the development of more ecologically sustainable and integrated built environments."</p><p>For more recent news from ZHA, follow these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149976664/zaha-hadid-architects-to-design-new-stadium-for-the-forest-green-rovers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects to design new stadium for the Forest Green Rovers</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975808/but-always-with-zaha-s-dna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"But always with Zaha&rsquo;s DNA"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975563/patrik-schumacher-lays-out-his-dreams-for-parametricism-2-0-post-zaha" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher lays out his dreams for 'Parametricism 2.0,' post-Zaha</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149974974/take-a-tour-through-zaha-hadid-architects-winning-proposal-for-the-urban-heritage-administration-centre-in-saudi-arabia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a tour through Zaha Hadid Architects' win...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149976664/zaha-hadid-architects-to-design-new-stadium-for-the-forest-green-rovers Zaha Hadid Architects to design new stadium for the Forest Green Rovers Nicholas Korody 2016-11-03T12:51:00-04:00 >2016-11-07T23:41:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h3/h36hghcfoswi6vhk.jpg" width="650" height="449" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has just won another major commission: the Forest Green Rovers football stadium in Stroud, UK. The announcement follows a seven month competition, with ZHA winning out over 50+ entries from around the world.</p><p>The stadium will be built almost entirely out of wood, which the Forest Green Rovers&rsquo; chairman, Dale Vince, asserts will make it have &ldquo;the lowest embodied carbon of any stadium in the world&rdquo;. Alongside a timber structure, roof, cantilevers and cladding, the stadium&rsquo;s floor slab and seating terraces will be made of wood. According to the press release, the timber will be sourced sustainably.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eq/eq2ysz9udvbspx6p.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0o/0oc4jv4jv6dm1cu3.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;The stadium&rsquo;s roof is covered with a transparent membrane, which contributes to turf growth, minimizes stark shadows for players and fans and reduces the volumetric impact of the stadium from distant views in the surrounding landscape,&rdquo; states James Heverin, Director of ZHA.</p><p>&ldquo;The stadium&rsquo;s design incorporates the club&rsquo;s future growth. Initially for 5,000 spectators, ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975808/but-always-with-zaha-s-dna "But always with Zaha’s DNA" Nam Henderson 2016-10-29T13:33:00-04:00 >2016-10-31T14:18:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/nv/nvffm5effvhsx26g.gif" width="2364" height="1490" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The importance to Zaha was the layering, setting a new structure over the old one&rdquo; that would both read at a distance and liberate ground for public space. And Patrik wanted the new structure to overshoot the fire station and land on a single point."</p></em><br /><br /><p>On the occasion of the opening of Zaha Hadid Architects, Port House in Antwerp,&nbsp;Joseph Giovannini reflects on the&nbsp;afterlife of Dame Zaha&nbsp;Mohammad&nbsp;Hadid, DBE.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uk/uk960egiqq3r8sk4.jpg"></p><p>Further images of the&nbsp;&ldquo;floating&rdquo; Port House in Antwerp were published previously,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149970286/closer-look-zaha-hadid-s-new-floating-port-house-in-antwerp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Additionally, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941612/zaha-hadid-architects-to-continue-under-patrik-schumacher-s-leadership" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">earlier this year Archinect shared</a>&nbsp;the official announcement from&nbsp;Zaha Hadid Architects about plans to continue under Patrik Schumacher's leadership. More recently,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968027/patrik-schumacher-on-the-parametric-future-he-plans-for-zha" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher has further explained the parametric future he plans for ZHA</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975636/zaha-hadid-s-jockey-club-takes-riba-s-award-for-international-excellence Zaha Hadid's Jockey Club takes RIBA's award for International Excellence Julia Ingalls 2016-10-28T00:05:00-04:00 >2016-11-06T00:00:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ja/jadwqs07h5b20cmi.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Fittingly, Zaha Hadid Architects' 15-storey, 15,000 square meter Jockey Club International Tower has raced ahead of all other structural competition, winning RIBA's award for International Excellence. Here, the ever observant <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/148030/iwan-baan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iwan Baan</a> shows us why:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wi/wilbzlddt82m6dc8.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kq/kqqm6eymvkuc2dx7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mt/mtggzk5nyxfq4wyd.jpg"></p><p>And for good measure, here's a video tour:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975563/patrik-schumacher-lays-out-his-dreams-for-parametricism-2-0-post-zaha Patrik Schumacher lays out his dreams for 'Parametricism 2.0,' post-Zaha Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-10-27T13:45:00-04:00 >2016-11-09T18:48:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m3/m34rm95z42iycp4r.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>He calls critics &ldquo;dismissive&rdquo; and &ldquo;disdainful.&rdquo; He accuses architects of &ldquo;misguided political correctness,&rdquo; and says they are guilty of &ldquo;confusing architecture and art.&rdquo; Schumacher has turned&nbsp;his criticism on his&nbsp;own practice, rolling&nbsp;out plans for what he calls &ldquo;Parametricism 2.0,&rdquo; to&nbsp;better address the human factors like productivity, social interaction, culture, and well-being that detractors&nbsp;used to say&nbsp;Hadid ignored. &ldquo;I have to step up,&rdquo; Schumacher says. &ldquo;I will build my own star power.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More from Schumacher the Parametricist:</p><ul><li><a title="Patrik Schumacher on the parametric future he plans for ZHA" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968027/patrik-schumacher-on-the-parametric-future-he-plans-for-zha" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher on the parametric future he plans for ZHA</a></li><li><a title="ZHA after Zaha: Patrik Schumacher on Zaha and what's next for the firm, on Archinect Sessions #61" 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/features/article/149956426/brexit-a-chance-to-roll-back-the-interventionist-state-and-unleash-entrepreneurial-creativity-op-ed-by-patrik-schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brexit: a chance to roll back the interventionist state and unleash entrepreneurial creativity &ndash; op-ed by Patrik Schumacher</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/128885228/op-ed-beyond-stars-icons-and-much-more-by-patrik-schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Op-Ed: Beyond Stars, Icons and Much More, by Patrik Schumacher</a></li></ul><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149974974/take-a-tour-through-zaha-hadid-architects-winning-proposal-for-the-urban-heritage-administration-centre-in-saudi-arabia Take a tour through Zaha Hadid Architects' winning proposal for the Urban Heritage Administration Centre in Saudi Arabia Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-10-24T14:05:00-04:00 >2016-11-03T23:57:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/md/mdkiq9vwnvmdan8y.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Diriyah, Saudi Arabia is home to the Turaif district, the first capital of Saudis and an UNESCO world heritage site since 2010. Appropriately, ZHA's winning design for the Urban Heritage Administration Centre in Diriyah will help maintain the area's UNESCO distinction, including an exhibition space, a library, lecture hall, educational spaces, and an institution for local archaeological research.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t8/t8bl7twd2o0dz29s.jpg"></p><p>According to ZHA, the design is inspired by the interaction between humans and the geography, with references to Diriyah's oasis in the Wadi Hanifah valley and the rammed-earth construction of the area's preserved buildings.</p><p></p><p>ZHA's proposal is the winning entry from the 2015 competition to design the local Heritage Museum's&nbsp;head office.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z6/z6lraxxtsztkmi9l.jpg"></p><p>More from ZHA on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Closer look: Zaha Hadid's new &ldquo;floating&rdquo; Port House in Antwerp" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149970286/closer-look-zaha-hadid-s-new-floating-port-house-in-antwerp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Closer look: Zaha Hadid's new &ldquo;floating&rdquo; Port House in Antwerp</a></li><li><a title="Tour Zaha Hadid's &quot;stacked vases&quot; tower in Australia" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957866/tour-zaha-hadid-s-stacked-vases-tower-in-australia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tour Zaha Hadid's "stacked vases" tower in Australia</a></li><li><a title="One of the late Dame Zaha Hadid's final designs will be built in West Chelsea" 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></li><li><a title="Inside the Zaha Hadid-designed $50 million High Line penthouse" 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 H...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149970286/closer-look-zaha-hadid-s-new-floating-port-house-in-antwerp Closer look: Zaha Hadid's new “floating” Port House in Antwerp Justine Testado 2016-09-23T18:07:00-04:00 >2016-10-17T17:04:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ym/ympl7d27dtqge7nw.jpg" width="650" height="694" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The glistening Port House in Antwerp is Zaha Hadid's latest project to be completed posthumously. But the glass building isn't mere folly. Built atop a disused historic fire station, the striking landmark operates as the new headquarters for the Port of Antwerp, Europe's second largest port.</p><p>ZHA was selected to design the new extension following a competition, in which the main objective was to preserve the original fire station, according to Port of Antwerp president Marc Van Peel. All five shortlisted competitors proposed a new structure above the building, but the Port deemed Zaha's design as &ldquo;the most brilliant&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kg/kgf3tyadlm1o5adv.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/la/laa6xfgsnqd3269w.jpg"></p><p>At 111 meters long and 21 meters high, the new glass extension &ldquo;floats&rdquo; above the old fire station. &ldquo;Like the bow of a ship, the new extension points towards the Scheldt, connecting the building with the river on which Antwerp was founded,&rdquo; ZHA describes.</p><p>The building&nbsp;also shows off a glazed facade of transparent and opaque triangular facets that allow sufficient natural l...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966955/pact-conference-in-uel-brings-patrik-schumacher-mario-carpo-jose-sanchez-and-benjamin-dillenburger PACT Conference in UEL brings Patrik Schumacher, Mario Carpo, Jose Sanchez and Benjamin Dillenburger gillesretsin 2016-09-07T01:36:00-04:00 >2016-09-13T00:22:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2j/2jt452ltnh13p4fd.jpg" width="650" height="920" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>University of East London hosts international PACT conference - two days of keynotes and discussions with Patrik Schumacher ( ZHA), Mario Carpo ( UCL), Jose Sanchez ( Plethora Project/USC) and Benjamin Dillenburger ( ETH/ITA).</p></em><br /><br /><p>PACT Conference UEL, 12.09-13.09&nbsp;</p><p>Please join for keynotes by Mario Carpo (UCL), Patrik Schumacher (ZHA), Jose Sanchez ( Plethora Project / USC) and Benjamin Dillenburger ( ETH/ITA) , followed by a series of provocative Panel Discussions. The Panel Discussions are organised around our keynotes speakers, which will be joined by a series of theoreticians, young practitioners and designers like Daniel Kohler ( iOUD/Lab EDS), Harald Trapp ( UEL), Mollie Claypool ( UCL), Soomeen Hahm ( SHD, Kory Bieg (OTA+/UT Austin) , Lei Zheng ( ZHA), Gilles Retsin (UEL/UCL/Retsin Architecture) and Manuel Jimenez ( UCL, MadM Design)</p><p>The morning keynote takes place at 9:30 am, evening keynote at 4pm, followed by panel discussion at 5pm.&nbsp;</p><p>Venue:<br>Lecture Hall 02, West Building (WB G02)&nbsp;<br>University of East London<br>Docklands Campus, London E16 2RD</p><p>Conference program can be downloaded here : <a href="http://www.ierek.com/events/parallelism-in-architecture-environment-and-computing-techniques/#conference-program" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.ierek.com/events/parallelism-in-architecture-environment-and-computing-techniques/#conference-program</a>&nbsp;</p><p>PACT ( Parall...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966691/weston-williamson-beats-zha-to-win-cairo-s-science-city-competition Weston Williamson beats ZHA to win Cairo's 'Science City' Competition. Erin Whalley 2016-09-05T11:04:00-04:00 >2016-09-06T12:18:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wa/waena8f0edzu36el.jpg" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From an experimental vertical-zoo, to a rather demure yacht club in Ullswater, it&rsquo;s clear that no two Weston Williamson designs are ever approached in the same manner. They are a multiple award winning company, based in London, creating designs across the globe.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/55/55di7pbyz4k0zicw.jpg"></p><p>Recently, they have beaten Zaha Hadid Architects (amongst many other forerunning practices) in the competition to design Cairo&rsquo;s &lsquo;Science City&rsquo;; a complex that will include a planetarium, observation tower, science park and other facilities for learning and research.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1s/1sxmj4ketkodigaw.jpg"></p><p>The project was instigated by the Bibliotheca Alexandria, who asked candidates to design motivational, exciting interior spaces that were also inspiring on the outside. Their vision was for the winning proposal to embody the human pursuit of science and our unceasing quest for knowledge.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tc/tckjc8cmnqyn7gxz.jpg"></p><p>Weston Williamson&rsquo;s design, which owes a mention to their architect Phil Turner, appears to look like an eye from above; a direct reference to Egyptian culture and history. Visuals...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957866/tour-zaha-hadid-s-stacked-vases-tower-in-australia Tour Zaha Hadid's "stacked vases" tower in Australia Julia Ingalls 2016-07-14T12:49:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T23:35:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z9/z9rqjgvna40va8b5.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Imagine blending the veiny facade of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/63273060/gehry-s-8-spruce-street-wins-emporis-skyscraper-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">8 Spruce Street</a> and the jaunty offset of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85537199/so-il-and-gensler-to-design-creative-cultural-incubator-for-new-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Museum</a> with Zaha Hadid's signature grace, and you might get something like the 54-story, 70,000 square meter 600 Collins Street, a tower that is reminiscent of a stacked series of ridged vases. The four principal segments of the tower each denote a different part of the program while simultaneously integrating access to public transit and creating civic space.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vt/vt2t0yxrhklo71t2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8q/8qqq7kc74gi6g2e1.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;The design has been defined by Melbourne&rsquo;s rich and diverse urban landscape, reinterpreted in a contemporary solution driven by the logical division of its overall volume that will enhance the city&rsquo;s public realm with generous communal spaces,&rdquo; said Zaha Hadid Architects&rsquo; Michele Pasca di Magliano. &ldquo;We are honored to be working with our partners in Melbourne to deliver this project for the city.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p9/p95ppzz56csz1myd.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5c/5cktx3oe8mm6msrx.jpg"></p><p>Here's a video showing site context:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957419/our-predictions-for-the-stirling-prize-2016-nominees Our predictions for the Stirling Prize 2016 nominees Ellen Hancock 2016-07-13T03:45:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T20:23:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3h/3ha0d4yipjuxyi9q.jpg" width="572" height="763" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s that time of year again&hellip;On Thursday 14th July the nominees for this years Stirling Prize will be announced. For anyone who doesn&rsquo;t know the UK&rsquo;s most prestigious award, it was founded in 1996 and recognises &ldquo;the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture in the past year.&rdquo;</p><p>Although the future of the industry is somewhat uncertain following the EU referendum a few weeks ago, firms have been optimistic; confident in their innovative skill and entrepreneurial ability to tackle the potential problems ahead.</p><p>Looking back over completed projects from the last year, it is clear to see why. It has been a particularly impressive year for UK projects - it was no mean feat selecting our predictions for the six nominations.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kd/kddkix6pv5a4ioyt.jpg"></p><p><strong>AHMM - 61 Oxford Street</strong><br>Last year AHMM took first place for Burntwood School in Wandsworth. This year we think they may have a chance with 61 Oxford Street, a distinctive and contemporary landmark that takes inspirati...</p> 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/650x/ei/eise4f4nvs6r3fp8.jpg" width="650" height="392" 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/650x/ig/igny7ikc64x24vak.jpg" width="650" height="433" 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/650x/zz/zznybzlala1n1alt.jpg" width="650" height="366" 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/650x/y2/y24pr15kw76rvbz5.jpg" width="650" height="433" 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/650x/pz/pz0teexe9oivb3t8.jpg" width="650" height="428" 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/650x/c9/c9e86oevum5gr6y4.jpg" width="650" height="878" 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/650x/4p/4pvhrbsr9qc9zz14.jpg" width="650" height="514" 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/650x/qk/qk2gt6gtao708b0m.jpg" width="650" height="514" 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/650x/k9/k9ovi9mqk1a375oj.jpg" width="650" height="421" 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/650x/l5/l5fdlq0vj7vsr1i8.jpg" width="650" height="471" 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/650x/6y/6y46ub1u2hgr864h.jpg" width="650" height="382" 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/650x/i7/i78o3gvw6f2siv0l.jpg" width="650" height="433" 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/650x/fd/fdw982slnkgk97d2.jpg" width="650" height="432" 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/650x/1z/1zzrq2o1rhm9zqqo.jpg" width="650" height="412" 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/650x/sl/sl56jl59222ee6nk.jpg" width="650" height="488" 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>