Openly Admired: Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid: the Ornatelier

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Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Arts Centre – Architecture – Zaha Hadid Architects.

Given the size (400 employees) and scope (44 countries), it seems likely that I am the last one around to hear of Zaha Hadid. Architect, designer, international maker of magic … I find the designs to be way too awesome. I was frankly a bit shocked to discover just how much of her is out in the world, because it being so distinctly sympathetic to my own style preferences, and having never heard of this, I was sure I was looking at something obscure. (Turns out, I was just living under a rock. Such is life.)

The swoops! The whorls! The echoed linear forms! The natural, yet otherworldly effect of the transitions from flat to curved! The eye-teasing spaces created inside the forms!

These tiny pictures don’t do justice to Zaha Hadid, of course, are are…

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