All Zaha Hadid articles

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    Designing for the desert: how British architects approached the hottest World Cup


    For the 2022 World Cup, Zaha Hadid Architects, Foster + Partners and BDP Pattern were given mission impossible: create open-air arenas where players and spectators are protected from temperatures of 40ºC. Tom Lowe reports on how they got on 

  • Ben Flatman

    Would you have turned down a World Cup stadium?


    The 2022 World Cup stadiums in Qatar have been dogged by controversy around workers’ rights. Ben Flatman asks whether architects are responsible for the ethics of their clients

  • View of UAE's campus shortly after its completion

    The second Elizabethan age: eight decades in architecture


    Source: National Gallery Sainsbury Wing Ben Flatman takes a look back over a remarkable reign as seen through some key buildings

  • The Commonwealth Institute in Kensington High Street, W8

    Dry your eyes


    cunliffeThe architect of the Commonwealth Institute has no time for nostalgics, finds a misty-eyed Elizabeth Hopkirk

  • The South Bank Centre

    The camera never lies


    Elizabeth Hopkirk finds archive photographs of the South Bank Centre tell a selective story

  • Roger Sanchez

    The sound of parametricism


    Noughties superstar DJ Roger Sanchez defines the sound of Zaha

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    If you own something, look after it


    Buying luxury goods comes at a price, as the Italian government has learned

  • Peter Zumthor, Serpentine pavilion courtyard

    Seasonal adjustment


    The Serpentine Gallery’s summer pavilion has delighted for more than a decade. But is it time to change the architectural criterion?

  • Paper Zaha

    Papier Mache Parametrics


    Word reaches news junkie’s ears from the blogosphere that our own favourite starchitect, Zaha Hadid, has been sculpturally immortalised.

  • The Bilbao Guggenheim by Frank Gehry

    Vanity Fair reveals vanity voting behind list of best modern buildings


    A survey to find the best building since 1980 has revealed some unusally brazen vanity voting, the truth behind traditionalists claims to 'not have a problem' with modern buildings and that competition doesn't awlays brred resentment...

  • Blogs

    Is Alvaro Siza worth more than Amanda Levete?


    The Guggenheim is auctioning of a series of art works by architects and artists that offer a revealing insight into what the art world thinks architect's work is worth...To celebrate its 50th anniversary the Guggenheim Museum in New York commissioned a number of artists and architects to create artworks that ...

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    Trees the season to be jolly


    As newsjunkie reaches for another mince pie, it seems architects are casting aside their selection boxes and getting stuck into the spirit of the season (and I'm not just talking about a tipple of festive sherry).A season's helpings of green brownie points go to Sarah Wigglesworth architects and their sustainable ...

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    Zaha Hadid reveals more about Zaha Hadid


    Someone mentioned in passing the other day that they can't remember seeing an issue of bd that didn't mention Zaha Hadid. It's certainly true that Hadid gets an awful lot of media coverage for someone who has built so little in the UK.But Hugh Pearman nicely sums up the ...

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    Ennis House hits the market and Dubai is down but not out


    Despite the best efforts of the Ennis House Foundation, Frank Lloyd Wright's house has hit the market and is being sold as a private property for a cool $15 million. Seems that keeping the house in good working order was just too expensive for the Foundation to keep paying out.Also ...

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    Do you know who Jonathan Ive is?


    Do you? Well you should, especially because he's just beaten Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster and Thom Mayne to top Fast Company's 100 most Creative People in Business list.As senior vice president of industrial design at Apple, Ive is the man behind some of the most lust-worthy product designs of last ...

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    Zaha says "Psssht" to the end of the icon


    News Junkie is back from the RIAS conference in Dundee, which was rather enjoyable, and was entertained by this amusing interview with Zaha Hadid in the Times on the train back to London.According to Tom Dychoff, “Nothing withers like a withering look from Hadid."News Junkie has yet to meet ...

  • Blogs

    Knocking down Mies and Russia's Olympics


    Apparently, Russia is ahead of schedule for delivering the 2014 Winter Olympics site. Fingers crossed it's more Bird Nest than Broadcast Centre.And one Chicaho tribune blogger argues that it's ok to known down a Mies building because it's not so pretty - blasphemy or a fair point?Olympic Projects Ahead of ...

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    Gensler's San Fran art museum and designing through a depression


    Most of the international stories that have caught BD's eye today have come from the states, including a thoughtful piece on Designing Through a Depression and news on projects by Zaha and Libeskind.SFMOMA Plans AheadIn San Francisco, plans are afoot for a major new art gallery extension by Gensler. According ...

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    Michigan problems for Hadid, Facebook launch for AIA


    In today's international news digest, problems for Hadid in Michigan, the AIA launches into Facebook and Sibir Sues Chigirinsky for $328MHadid-Designed Broad Museum on Hold in MichiganA new museum designed by Zaha Hadid for the Michigan State University has been put on hold as questions are raised over the funding ...

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    Q&A with Zaha Hadid


    Zaha in The Guardian on the budget for the Aquatics Centre, her intimidating reputation – and enjoying notoriety.We don't learn a massive amount - other than that she hasn't yet had any involvement with Boris Johnson - but it is a short entertaining read nevertheless.She does get a plug in ...