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ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS AND WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE

Zaha Hadid Architects and Women in Architecture

TEAMING UP TO FURTHER SUPPORT FEMALE ARCHITECTS WORLDWIDE: Zaha Hadid’s legacy continues to unfold this year as Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) joins the Women in Architecture partner programme, in association with the Architects’ Journal and The Architectural Review publications. As the world celebrates women this month with the International Women’s Day, the Women in Architecture programme stands out as an ethos of industry leadership, acknowledging the outstanding contribution that female architects make to the wider profession. The programme is, in fact, dedicated to changing the profession for the better on a global scale. [caption id="attachment_5041" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Courtesy: Zaha Hadid Architects[/caption] The Women in Architecture annual survey, events and awards celebrating the best design by women architects from around the world, promote role...

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REMEMBERING ZAHA HADID THROUGH MATHEMATICS & ART

AS 2016 DRAWS TO AN END, MS HADID’S HERITAGE CONTINUES TO UNRAVEL AND MESMERISE: “I think there should be no end to experimentation,” Dame Zaha Hadid once said. By all possible accounts, this precise sentence defines her work, spanning decades of excellence and innovation. This year has stripped the world of many living legends and, in combination with several social and political disasters that will later unfold their real consequences, it’s safe to say that 2016 has not been a great year. One of the losses we have mourned the most has been the premature passing of Zaha Hadid, the world’s foremost architect and designer, an extraordinary woman who broke a once unbreakable glass ceiling. But despite her departure, Ms Hadid left...

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PHILIPPE STARCK DESIGNS MIAMI’S SLS BRICKELL

TIMELESS ELEGANCE, HUMOUR, POETRY & PLAYFULNESS IN PHILIPPE STARCK’S NEW DESIGN PROJECT: With the Miami Design Week going on until 4th December alongside Basel and CONTEXT Art Miami, Florida’s hip city celebrates the birth of a new creative place: SLS Brickell, a superb hotel with interiors signed by Philippe Starck. [caption id="attachment_4073" align="aligncenter" width="500"] The SLS Brickell by Philippe Starck (Photo Credit: Philippe Starck / SLS Brickell)[/caption] “SLS Brickell is lucky to have almost 3 parents: Jorge Perez (The Related Group Founder and Chairman) as the living art, Sam Nazarian (SBE Founder and CEO) as the blast of energy, and mewho make what I can between them,” says design icon Philippe Starck. [caption id="attachment_4071" align="aligncenter" width="500"] The SLS Brickell by Philippe Starck (Photo Credit: Philippe Starck / SLS Brickell)[/caption] Imagined...

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THE SAUDI HERITAGE MUSEUM’S HEAD OFFICE WILL GET THE ZAHA HADID LOOK

ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS TO BUILD THE URBAN HERITAGE ADMINISTRATION CENTRE IN DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA: Zaha Hadid Architects has been awarded first prize in the competition to build the Urban Heritage Administration Centre in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. The centre and its 8,780sqm-space are integral in the ongoing works to preserve Diriyah’s historic UNESCO world heritage listed site, continuing the restoration programmes throughout the 120km Wadi Hanifah valley that also includes the re-establishment of its natural environments. The Urban Heritage Administration Centre incorporates a permanent exhibition gallery, library, lecture hall, educational spaces for all age groups, and also establishes a scientific institution for conducting field research and documentation of the many archaeological sites in Diriyah. [caption id="attachment_3440" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Urban Heritage Administration Centre, Diriyah, Saudi...

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#InTheNews: The Latest from Architects, Designers and Artists Worldwide

YOUR WEEKLY CURATED SELECTION OF INDUSTRY NEWS: Fender’s rooftop music custom shop in Mexico City offers a myriad of sensations in a highly versatile space:Fender collaborated with Arquitectura en Movimiento for its first store in Mexico. The basic concept behind it was focused on an architecture conceived as highly versatile, a hybrid space that could function equally as a store, an art gallery and a lounge. In a combination of great music and the notion of the guitar as an anthropometric measure unit, the vivid space now offers a plethora of interesting experiences in one functional space. The exterior integrates timber and stone, framed by an arc of vegetation that directs the eye towards the city vistas, while the interior immerses...

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Newport Street Gallery Awarded RIBA Stirling Prize One Year After Opening

Upon Its First Birthday, the Best New Building Has Great Reason to Celebrate Newport Street Gallery, which celebrates its first birthday this weekend, has been awarded the respected RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building of the year. Designed by Caruso St John, the gallery presents exhibitions of work drawn from Damien Hirst’s collection. Now in its 21st year, the RIBA Stirling Prize is the UK’s most prestigious architecture prize. [caption id="attachment_3086" align="aligncenter" width="593"] Newport Street Gallery, London (Photo Credit: Dezeen)[/caption] Since opening last October, Newport Street Gallery has seen over 120k visitors and opened a restaurant in collaboration with Mark Hix, designed entirely by Hirst and named Pharmacy 2. The gallery is one of Vauxhall’s key attractions today, spanning five...

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#InTheNews: The Latest from Architects, Designers and Artists Worldwide

Your Weekly Curated Selection of Industry News Issam Fares Institute by Zaha Hadid Architects wins Aga Khan Award for Architecture: The Aga Khan Award for Architecture was established by the Aga Khan in 1977 and recognises examples of architectural excellence in the fields of contemporary design, social housing, community improvement and development, historic preservation, reuse and area conservation, as well as landscape design and improvement of the environment. From the 19 projects shortlisted, the Issam Fares Institute at the American University of Beirut, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, was among those honoured with the Aga Khan Award this year. The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) was established as a neutral,...

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#InTheNews: The Latest from Architects, Designers and Artists Worldwide

This Week’s Curated Collection of Industry News L’Objet opens first physical store in New York’s West Village: Elad Yifrach, the former interior designer behind the luxury home décor brand L’Objet, has opened his first brick-and-mortar location in Manhattan, at 370 Bleecker Street in West Village. Yifrach designed the 1,200-sq-ft concept shop as a ‘textured jewel box with a refined, yet casual aesthetic that will appeal to all five senses’. Aside from L’Objet’s range of table-top items, the retail location will carry objects that have the same sensibility as the brand. Yifrach scoured the globe for pieces with exceptional craftsmanship, like throws from Spain and Peru, Fortuny pillows and objects made with exotic skins. Its new concept store is the perfect location...

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Port House, Antwerp Gets a New Look by Zaha Hadid Architects

Europe’s Second Largest Port Unveiled Its Hip Sky-Piercing Extension Zaha Hadid Architects recently completed the new Port House in Antwerp, which repurposes, renovates and extends a derelict fire station into a new HQ for the port. The new building, inaugurated on 22nd September, brings together the port’s 500 staff that previously worked in separate buildings around the city. With docks spanning a total of 12km, Antwerp is Europe’s second largest shipping port, servicing 15k sea trade ships and 60k inland barges on an annual basis. Antwerp handles 26% of Europe’s container shipping, transporting over 200M tonnes of goods via ocean-crossing vessels and providing direct employment for more than 600k people, including over 8k port workers. On top of that, the Port of...

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