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November 15, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
When British developer Cathedral Group invited 20 architects and designers to create their version of a 21st century dollhouse, the results -- including work by the likes of Zaha Hadid -- were stunning. Each dollhouse was to include at least one feature that made life easier for a child with a disability, and that request seemed to inspire designers, who responded with Braille exteriors and free-flowing spaces.  PHOTO GALLERY: 21st century dollhouses The dollhouses were auctioned off this week at Bonhams in London and raised nearly $145,000 for Kids, a British charity supporting disabled children and their families.
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November 15, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
When British developer Cathedral Group invited 20 architects and designers to create their version of a 21st century dollhouse, the results -- including work by the likes of Zaha Hadid -- were stunning. Each dollhouse was to include at least one feature that made life easier for a child with a disability, and that request seemed to inspire designers, who responded with Braille exteriors and free-flowing spaces.  PHOTO GALLERY: 21st century dollhouses The dollhouses were auctioned off this week at Bonhams in London and raised nearly $145,000 for Kids, a British charity supporting disabled children and their families.
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June 18, 2012 | By David Ng
That's "Sir" Kenneth Branagh and "Dame" Zaha Hadid, to you. The birthday honors for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II were announced recently, and among those receiving titles will be actor-director Branagh, a Shakespearean veteran of stage and screen, and architect Hadid, who has won the Pritzker Prize and whose buildings include the London Olympics' Aquatic Centre. Branagh will receive a knighthood for his contributions to drama as well as to the community of his native Northern Ireland.
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July 16, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Zaha Hadid's curvy, future-facing designs are found around the world, from China's Guangzhou Opera House to London's Aquatics Centre built for the 2012 Olympics. The Baghdad-born architect, who in 2004 became the first woman to win architecture's top honor, the Pritzker Prize, will leave her first mark on New York City's skyline. Residential developer Related Companies on Monday announced it had commissioned Hadid's U.K.-based firm to design a boutique condo complex near New York's High Line.
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October 18, 1998 | Nicolai Ouroussoff, Nicolai Ouroussoff is The Times' architecture critic
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.
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March 22, 2004 | Nicolai Ouroussoff, Times Staff Writer
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.
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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.
NEWS
February 20, 2013 | By David A. Keeps
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.
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December 30, 1997 | NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF, TIMES ARCHITECTURE CRITIC
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.
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January 3, 2010 | By Mark Lamster
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.
NEWS
February 20, 2013 | By David A. Keeps
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 2013 | By David Ng
When it comes to doing business in China, Hollywood is well acquainted with the perils of piracy. Now it appears that architects must also be wary of unlicensed copying while in that country. Architect Zaha Hadid is reportedly dealing with a pirated design being built in the inland city of Chongqing. The copied structure may be completed before the original in the Beijing area is finished, according to Germany's Der Spiegel.  Hadid designed the Wangjing Soho, scheduled to be completed in 2014, according to the London architect's official website.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2012 | By David Ng
That's "Sir" Kenneth Branagh and "Dame" Zaha Hadid, to you. The birthday honors for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II were announced recently, and among those receiving titles will be actor-director Branagh, a Shakespearean veteran of stage and screen, and architect Hadid, who has won the Pritzker Prize and whose buildings include the London Olympics' Aquatic Centre. Branagh will receive a knighthood for his contributions to drama as well as to the community of his native Northern Ireland.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 2010 | By Mark Lamster
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2007 | Susan Reiter, Special to The Times
NEW YORK -- When Frédéric Flamand encountered the designs of Zaha Hadid in the late 1990s, the choreographer was struck by how the architect's work "is very much about movement, very kinetic. It's very clear, very feminine I discovered the designs in her notebook -- they were fantastic, amazing, like Arab calligraphy. They were also like choreography in space."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 2013 | By David Ng
When it comes to doing business in China, Hollywood is well acquainted with the perils of piracy. Now it appears that architects must also be wary of unlicensed copying while in that country. Architect Zaha Hadid is reportedly dealing with a pirated design being built in the inland city of Chongqing. The copied structure may be completed before the original in the Beijing area is finished, according to Germany's Der Spiegel.  Hadid designed the Wangjing Soho, scheduled to be completed in 2014, according to the London architect's official website.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Zaha Hadid's curvy, future-facing designs are found around the world, from China's Guangzhou Opera House to London's Aquatics Centre built for the 2012 Olympics. The Baghdad-born architect, who in 2004 became the first woman to win architecture's top honor, the Pritzker Prize, will leave her first mark on New York City's skyline. Residential developer Related Companies on Monday announced it had commissioned Hadid's U.K.-based firm to design a boutique condo complex near New York's High Line.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 2004 | Nicolai Ouroussoff, Times Staff Writer
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.
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May 23, 1999 | NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF, Nicolai Ouroussoff is The Times' architecture critic
Zaha Hadid has long been a fixture of architecture's fashionable avant-garde. Her talent is undeniable. Her paintings--enormous compositions of fragmented forms shooting off into space--are among the most inspiring by a living architect. A year ago, she won her first major commission in the United States, for Cincinnati's Contemporary Arts Center, and last February she was selected to design an $84-million contemporary art center in Rome.
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