March 22, 2004 |
Zaha Hadid, whose dynamic designs often seem to defy laws of gravity, has won the Pritzker Prize, architecture's highest honor. It is the first time the prize has been given to a woman in the award's 25-year history. Based in London, Hadid has long been considered one of architecture's most precocious talents. Her exquisite architectural renderings -- many created while she was in her 30s -- made her an international cult figure before she had completed a single building.
October 18, 1998 |
Zaha M. Hadid--the London-based architect best known for her evocative architectural drawings of a delirious metropolis--is designing her first building in the United States, the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center. It is also her first major public work and represents a remarkable reworking of the relationship between art and its position in the cultural landscape. The project is budgeted at a mere $15 million but will give the arts institution a greater presence in the city's civic landscape.
January 16, 2008
Busy Broads: L.A. philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad were in East Lansing, Mich., Tuesday for the announcement that Zaha Hadid has been selected to design the art museum they are funding at Michigan State University.
February 20, 2013 |
Imagine the cost of getting a world famous architect - say, Frank Gehry or Zaha Hadid - to design a rug for your home. How much would that cost? For an answer that might surprise you, look to Arzu Studio Hope, a U.S. nonprofit organization that has launched 10 hand-knotted wool rugs designed by Gehry, Hadid, Michael Graves, Robert A.M. Stern and others. The Masters Collection is produced by highly skilled female weavers in the remote, poverty-stricken province of Bamyan, Afghanistan.
December 30, 1997 |
Born in Baghdad in 1950, trained at London's celebrated Architectural Assn., Zaha Hadid has become one of the luminaries of architecture's avant-garde. A precocious talent known for the dynamic forms of her architecture, she broke onto the international scene in 1983 with her winning--albeit unbuilt--design for the Peak, a Hong Kong club. Much of her work, in fact, has been influential only in its drawn form.
January 3, 2010 |
Hearts of the City The Selected Writings of Herbert Muschamp Herbert Muschamp Alfred A. Knopf: 888 pp., $50 In December 1997, with the Getty Center finally set to open its expansive hilltop campus after more than a decade of frustration, Herbert Muschamp told readers of the New York Times that, at the very least, the museum could "take pride in arousing discontent." If that read like a backhanded compliment, it shouldn't have, given the source. "Conflict is the most important cultural product a city puts out," Muschamp would later write.