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The MAXXI Museum in Rome, Flaminio, Italy

By : Mark V | 24 May 2015 8:22 am | Landmarks, Museums

The MAXXI Museum, Museum of Arts of the XXI century, in Rome has been designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and it has opened its gates to receive visitors after 10 years. The architects wanted to make the museum seem spacious and fluid. For that they used architectural elements to contribute to the overall image: the black staircases are suspended and they chose as structural design : an open ceiling to make use of the natural light. The concrete curved walls…

Neil Barrett ‘Shop in Shops’ by Zaha Hadid Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 May 2015 6:18 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The practice of Zaha Hadid Architects designed the Neil Barrett ‘Shop in Shops’, a concept that divides the project into 6 different pieces, in the cities of Seoul and Hong Kong. There are four ‘Shop in Shops’ in Seoul and one in Hong Kong and each has specific pieces installed into them to offer a different display landscape through each of the stores. As if each shop is a variation and a piece of the whole, they were carved and…

London Aquatics Center by Zaha Hadid Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Mar 2014 7:05 pm | Sport Arenas

The practice of Zaha Hadid Architects designed the London Aquatics Center for the 2012 Olympic Games and we have covered the project at the time (you can review the article here), but although the games are over legacy of the building carries on and the project is now renovated. During the summer Olympics the arena was able to seat spectators on the removable seating wings and the structure was now made permanent with seats for up to 2500 viewers and…

King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center by Zaha Hadid Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Feb 2014 12:48 pm | Other

The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center began construction in the capital city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and it will host the headquarters of an independent non-profit organization which is dedicated to research economics and technology of all the energy platforms. The project has a modular structure designed by the practice of Zaha Hadid Architects and it was imagined as a continually developing organic scheme which can grow and multiply in a manner similar to that of cells so…

Apartment 5 of the Ronald McDonald Houses by Zaha Hadid Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Jan 2014 2:39 pm | Interiors

The new McDonald charity house in Hamburg will accommodate relatives of children receiving hospital treatment in the nearby building and its apartments were designed by 11 international firms among which is the practice of Zaha Hadid Architects. The Ronald McDonald Houses are planned to open this summer and Zaha Hadid created the Apartment 5 which features built-in furniture and wooden fittings that make the interior seems larger than it actually is. The designers described the apartment as “two half shells”…

Jockey Club Innovation Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 23 Nov 2013 3:39 pm | Other

The Jockey Club Innovation Tower is a project designed by the practice of Zaha Hadid Architects for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and its purpose is to accommodate up to 1800 students and staff each day as the University’s School of Design. This is the first project designed by Zaha Hadid in Hong Kong and it has a surface of 15000 square meters spread over fifteen floors with an architecture that tries to reinterpret the usual multi-story building and create…

Heydar Aliyev Center by Zaha Hadid Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 Nov 2013 10:04 pm | Other

The Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan was designed by the practice of Zaha Hadid Architects with a look that deconstructs the monumental and rigid architecture of the former Soviet Union prevalent in the city with a flowing and delicate aesthetic that tries to give shape to the sensibility and diversity existent in the Azeri culture. The exterior of the Center creates a connection between the surrounding plaza and the landscape and since the plaza is at the ground level…

CityLife Milano by Zaha Hadid Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Mar 2013 6:02 pm | Skyscrapers, Urban

The CityLife Milano is a residential and commercial development of the Fiera Milano trade fair grounds and more than half of the project will be covered with 168000 square meters of landscaped parks which will be used by pedestrians and cyclists. The center of this pedestrian space will be the piazza delle tre torri which will include three towers and a cluster of residences that will be designed by famous architects. The Isozaki Tower was designed by Arata Isozaki and…

Roca London Gallery by Zaha Hadid Architects

By : Mark V | 17 Oct 2011 5:14 pm | Interiors, Stores / Showrooms

Roca is a well known bathroom brand that offers cutting edge products, thanks to their special Innovation Lab, that continues to release technologically advanced products to underline the company’s position as market leader. The Zaha Hadid Architects were chosen to design the Roca London Gallery. The gallery is located in Chelsea Harbour district near King’s Road. The architects created a futuristic environment that offers privacy and the design of the gallery fits the image of Roca. The Roca London Gallery…

Evelyn Grace Academy wins Design Award

By : Mark V | 4 Oct 2011 7:44 am | Education, Infrastructure

Fresh news for all architecture lovers out there. The important award- the £20,000 RIBA Stirling Prize 2011 goes to Zaha Hadid Architects for the best European building in UK. The building is located in Brixton and it’s actually a new secondary school that leaves you breathless. The Zaha Hadid Architects are famous in the design sphere. They also won last year’s Riba Stirling Prize for their original vision when designing the MAXXI Museum of 21st Century Art in Rome. They…




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