Archinect - News 2017-08-21T06:29:57-04:00 The remarkable early paintings of the late Dame Zaha Hadid Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-31T14:37:00-04:00 >2016-04-01T01:24:25-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="920" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Before Zaha Hadid completed her first built work, the Vitra Fire Station in Weil am Rhein, Germany, in 1994, she was largely considered to be a paper architect &ndash; but one whose paintings, with their magnificent treatment of scale, geometry and landscape, established her as an artistic force to be reckoned with.</p><p>Toned with influences from Russian Suprematism, futurism and deconstructivism, the pieces still stand alone today as testament to a giant talent, one whose singular vision of architecture has indelibly changed the profession, and&nbsp;the world we inhabit. Some belong to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA's collection</a>, and many arose from her competition proposal for "The Peak" leisure club in Hong Kong, which she won only five years after graduating from architecture school at the AA.</p><p>From "The Peak" series (early 1980s):</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>From "The Peak":</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"The Peak" Site Plan Line drawing:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"Malevich's Tektonik" painting&nbsp;(1974-76):</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"The World (89 Degrees)" (1983):</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Hadid showing "The Peak" to Margaret Thatcher:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid lectu...</a></p> Discovering Khidekel croixe 2012-07-18T09:46:00-04:00 >2012-07-30T11:07:13-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>What About the Last Suprematist?</strong></p> <p> <em>When one speaks of revolutionary art, two kinds of artistic phenomena are meant: the works whose themes reflect the Revolution, and the works which are not connected with the Revolution in theme, but are thoroughly imbued with it, and are Colored by the new consciousness arising out of the Revolution.&nbsp;</em>-Leon Trotsky</p> <p> October 1917 opened an architectural Pandora&rsquo;s Box.<br> During the Russian revolution, the avant-garde exercises of the Cubo-Futurists, Rayonnists, Suprematists, and Constructivists, paralleled to the unmovable inflexibility of the Stalinist &ldquo;establishment&rdquo; to reveal the difference between architecture of the revolution and revolutionary architecture.</p> <p> While architecture of the revolution responds to the iconoclastic demands of the moment and creates a profusion of icons that portray a specific historical period, revolutionary architecture strives to break with the current paradigms, establishing a new architectural language that detac...</p>