Thursday, March 31, 2016

In Memoriam | Zaha Hadid (1950-2016)

I have just learned of her passing. Zaha was definitely influential not only as designer of build architecture but also as thought-provoking architectural theory.
Her work was the first to get recognition for the integration of geometry and architecture, parametric design. Hadid was the first woman to be awarded the Royal Gold Medal for architecture in February 2016. In 2014 she was also the first woman recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. She was also awarded the Stirling Prize in 2010 and 2011
I also admired her way to 'wear' her design concepts, as in the jewelry she designed. Below are snapshots from the 2006 opening at Max Protech gallery in New York.