ZAHA HADID Winter 2011 ID103 Presentation by Diana Vichitthavong
Zaha Hadid is an architect who consistently pushes the boundaries of architecture and urban design.Her work experiments with new spatial concepts intensifying existing urban landscapes in the pursuit of avisionary aesthetic that encompasses all fields of design, ranging from urban scale through to products, interiors and furniture.
ZAHA HADIDLondon Based Architectural designerBorn in Baghdad, IraqOctober 31 1950Graduated from the Architectural Association School 1977 (Diploma Prize)Awards2003-Mies van der Rohe Award for contemporary architecture from the European union2004- Pritzker Architecture Prize (architecture highest honour, first woman to ever win that prize)“Although her body of work isrelatively small , she hasachieved great acclaim and herenergy and ideas show evengreater promise for thefuture” Thomas J. Prizker Been asked what it’s like to be a female Architect: “I think it shows that you can actually break through the glass ceiling” Zaha Hadid (Finanical Times)
CAREER •After she graduated she worked with Rem Koolhaas •Started her own firm in 1980 •Her Ideas were in more of demand than her designs •She won many competitions but a lot of them were never built •Despite her influences, was often dismissed as a dreamer, whose work was unrealizable and impractical •She taught at the Architecture Association •Almost wanted to give up Architecture after facing a huge rejection for her design for the Cardiff Bay Opera House in Wales. •Her design was chosen but local opinion ran against it so it was rejected basically because it wasn’t traditional enough. (1994) •She has been known as DIVA and difficult to work with atWOULD THEY CALL ME A times, but people who admire her would praise her for her personal style.DIVAIF I WERE A GUY?
ARCHITECTURAL STYLE DECONSTRCTIVISM MOVEMENT Deconstructivism, or Deconstruction, is an approach to building designthat attempts to view architecture in bits and pieces. The basic elements of architecture are dismantled. Deconstructivist buildings may seem to have no visual logic. They may appear to be made up of unrelated, disharmonious abstract forms. Deconstructive ideas are borrowed from the French philosopher Jacques Derrida
Philosophy"Im trying to discover - invent, I suppose -an architecture, and forms of urbanplanning, that do something of the samething in a contemporary way. I started outtrying to create buildings that would sparklelike isolated jewels; now I want them toconnect, to form a new kind of landscape, toflow together with contemporary cities andthe lives of their peoples.“ - Zaha Hadid
Through SketchingShe lets the movement of the hand determine the formAnd is trying not draw something pre figured.
VITRA FIRE STATION “SINCE THERE ARE 360 DEGREES, SHE SEES NO REASON TO RESTRICT HERSELF TO JUST ONE”1993 she completed what became her first signature project in Germany for the Vitra Furniture Compnany.The angular building is now a museum.
CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART Professional breakthrough came in 2003 with the successful construction of her challenging design for the museum in Cincinnati, Ohio. This was her first building in the United States. Which made her become known internationally.
Karl Lagerfeld, Creative Director forChanel, personally sought Zaha forher vision and sense of style.
CHANEL MOIBLE ART PAVILLION Location: Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York, Paris Materials: Fibre Re-inforced Plastic, Structural Steel •Chanel Pavilion is a celebration of the iconic work of Chanel •the steel structure has been designed to be built in under one week, which is essential for an ephemeral pavilion.
1 3 21. ABU DHABI PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE-Dhabi2. BEETHOVEN CONCERT HALL- Germany3. JS BASH CHAMBER MUSIC HALL- UK4. RABAT GRAND THEATHRE- Morocco 4
Product designs 1. Limited Edition LACOSTE shoe (2009) 2. Louis Vittion ICONE BAG (2006) 3. Skein Sleeve Bracelet (2009) 4. Zcar II (2008)1 2 3 4
1977 Graduation Project, a hotel on London’sHungerford bridge was calledMALEVICH’S TECTONIKAfter the suprematist Kasimir Malevich who wrote in1928:“we can only perceive space when we break free fromthe earth, when the point of support disappears.”Zaha Hadid’s architecture follows suit, creating alandscape which metaphorically, and perhaps, oneday literally..seem to take off.
Sometimes been compared to Frank Lloyd Wright for her futuristic designs andher visionary rethinking of the relationship between humans and buildingsZaha Hadid has defined a radically new approach to architecture by creatingbuildings with multiple perspective points and fragmented geometry to evoke thechaos of modern life.