Zaha Hadid was a creative genius without equal. She captured the imagination of the world design professionals and the general public alike by challenging perceived limits in architecture, engineering, construction, and related fields. Her sudden death in 2016 shocked the design community. This extensive monograph shares with a wide audience her exceptional body of built and unbuilt work.
With signature sophistication and superb creativity, Zaha Hadid led her firm to create transformative cultural, corporate, and residential spaces. Her firm, Zaha Hadid Architects, maintains the founder's commitment to ideals of fluidity, innovation, originality, and organic progression. The practice is driven by the development of complex interfaces between natural topographies, human-made systems, and innovative technologies. Inspired by the principles of Hadid, this exquisite book showcases and celebrates the design approach of one of the world s most extraordinary and iconic leaders in architecture, design, and urbanism.
The first book published on Zaha Hadid Architects since Hadid's death in 2016. Beautifully packaged with rich photography and detailed drawings, it shows her works across the fields of architecture, urbanism and design.
Explicates the collaborative thinking and cultural philosophies characteristic of Zaha Hadid Architects and also how this approach resulted in award-winning, sophisticated, compelling design.
Numerous building types featured (museums, auditoriums, housing towers, commercial developments) including: MAXXI: Italian National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome, the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games, and the Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku.