Zaha Hadid

Post image for Futuristic Mini-Golf Course in London Will Include Zaha Hadid-Designed Hole

This September, you may be able to perfect your golf swing in the center of Trafalgar Square.

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Zaha Hadid, the celebrated Iraqi-British architect, has died of a heart attack at a Miami hospital, the BBC first reported.

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Zaha Hadid files suit against Martin Filler of the New York Review of Books

Architect Zaha Hadid, who designed the Al Wakrah stadium in Qatar currently in its initial stages of construction, recently filed a lawsuit against New York Review of Books architecture critic Martin Filler, Dezeen reported.

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Al Wakrah World Cup stadium, designed by Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher

A Guardian investigation has found that migrant workers building architect Zaha Hadid’s World Cup stadium in Qatar are being paid at a level beneath what’s mandated by World Cup regulations.

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Theaters

The Shape of Opera to Come

by Linda Theung on May 30, 2014

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LOS ANGELES — In an age when stories are regarded as “impressions” and TMZ serves a source of reportage, how does a four-hour 18th-century comedic opera manage to be relevant and interesting? The Los Angeles Philharmonic has reinvigorated the genre by inviting luminaries in architecture and fashion to add their take to the story.

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In recent years, the connections between architecture, art, and design have, in many cases, become inextricably bound to another in a kind of symbiotic relationship. For some observers, architecture appears relevant to the twenty-first century only when it emulates an abstract sculptural presence.

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Post image for Method Man? Notes on Shigeru Ban’s Pritzker Prize

Earlier today, the Pritzker Foundation named Shigeru Ban as its 2014 Laureate. Focusing on his work in disaster relief, the nine-person jury praised his interventions in places such as Rwanda, Haiti, India, China, Italy, and his home country of Japan — Ban is the third Japanese architect in the past five years to win the award.

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Post image for Zaha Hadid Is an Awful Human Being, Says “Not My Duty” to Prevent Migrant Worker Deaths

Starchitect Zaha Hadid’s statement this week to a British newspaper suggests that she is severely lacking in the conscience department.

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Books

Chengdu’s Luminary Pavilion

by Ryan J. Simons on April 17, 2013

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Originally designed as a separata to be included in a larger publication, The Light Pavilion captures the seven years that lead up the only built work of visionary architect Lebbeus Woods (1940–2012).

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Post image for Zaha Hadid’s Candid Critique on Misogyny Against Female Architects

Responding to a research on discrimination against women architects, Zaha Hadid, one of the top female architects and the first woman to be honored with the Pritzker Prize (an incredibly prestigious award in the industry), has stated that she herself experienced difficulties in working in the United Kingdom. In an interview with the Observer, she stated: “It is easier for me in European countries than it is here [in London]. There is a different dynamic. In the UK it is more difficult. They are very conservative. There is a skepticism and more misogynist behaviour here. Although, while there were people against me, there were also people living here who were incredibly supportive.”

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