CH Bookshelf – Zaha Hadid Architects: Redefining Architecture and Design

Image Credit: IMAGES Publishing

Publisher Images Publishing
ISBN 978 1 86470 699 4
Format 9.5 inches x 12.75 inches (330mm x 245mm)
Binding Casebound with jacket
Pages 284
Illustrations Full color
In bookstores June, 2017
Distributed by ACC Distribution

 

 

This new book from IMAGES looks into the mind of renowned architect Zaha Hadid, whose creative genius captured our collective imagination, influencing designers to challenge the perceived limits of aesthetics and engineering. Her untimely death in 2016 shocked the world, inspiring a commitment to uphold her passion to create unique built spaces. Today her firm maintains its commitment to her ideals of fluidity.

Image Credit: Zaha Hadid Architects

The first book published on Zaha Hadid since her death.
This all-new book is the first published on the famed architect since her death in 2016, although the book had been well into production at the time. Her firm, Zaha Hadid Architects, continued to work with IMAGES to complete this detailed tome in her memory. It showcases the transformative, cultural, corporate, and residential spaces that entered into complete synchronicity with their surrounding environment.

Image Credit: Zaha Hadid Architects

Who was Zaha Hadid?
Born in Iraq, Dame Zaha Hadid studied architecture in London and became one of the most renowned and revered architects in the world. After founding Zaha Hadid Architects in 1979, Hadid received the highest accolades for her sophisticated, signature projects, including the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the Stirling Prize, and the 2016 Royal Gold Medal by the Royal Institute of British Architects. With almost 1000 projects across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas, Hadid’s oustanding contribution remains at the cutting-edge. She was recently included on Forbes’ list of the “World’s Most Powerful Women”.

Image Credit: Architect Magazine (The Journal of the American Institute of Architects)

“I believe there should be no end to experimentation” – Zaha Hadid

This exquisite book harnesses the collaborative thinking and cultural philosophies behind Zaha Hadid Architects, and how Zaha’s influential approach results in award-winning, sophisticated and compelling design.

Galaxy Soho, Beijing. Image Credit: Zaha Hadid Architects

Image Credit: Zaha Hadid Architects

From the introductory essay by Patrik Schumacher
‘Formalism’ and its derivative ‘formalist’ (as noun or adjective) remain potent derogatory terms within architectural discourse. It is taken for granted that the creative investment into the elaboration of forms detracts from the concern for function. A moment’s reflection reveals that all concern for a design’s function must be achieved by working on its form.

My formula for this truism is Form delivers function. My comprehensive theory of architecture—the theory of architectural autopoiesis—identifies the distinction of form and function as the lead distinction of architecture, whereby form is the discipline’s internal reference (that is, our immediate responsibility), and function is the discipline’s external reference (that is, our ultimate responsibility to society mediated via our production of forms). My theory further emphasises that the functionality designers (in contrast to engineers) should be concerned with social (rather than technical) functionality. In general terms, the societal function of architecture and the design disciplines are the spatio-morphological ordering and framing of all social interaction processes.

Projects featured include national museums, (plus the only permanent public museum exhibition anywhere in the world), world-renowned auditoriums, multi-residential towers and commercial developments, including the MAXXI: Italian National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome, the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games, and the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku – urban manifestos of Zaha Hadid’s quest for complex, fluid spaces.

Heydar Aliyev Center, Azerbaijan. Image Credit: Zaha Hadid Architects; Hufton & Crow Photography

Built Projects
LONDON AQUATICS CENTRE London
CMA CGM TOWER Marseille
MOBILE ART: CHANEL CONTEMPORARY ART CONTAINER Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York, Paris
ELI & EDYTHE BROAD ART MUSEUM East Lansing, USA
GALAXY SOHO Beijing
HEYDAR ALIYEV CENTER Baku, Azerbaijan
LIBRARY AND LEARNING CENTRE — UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS VIENNA Vienna
THE SERPENTINE SACKLER GALLERY London
STUART WEITZMAN FLAGSHIP STORE Milan, Hong Kong, Rome
ISSAM FARES INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS Beirut
CITY LIFE MILANO RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX Milan
D’LEEDON Singapore
WANGJING SOHO Beijing
SKY SOHO Shanghai
JOCKEY CLUB INNOVATION TOWER Hong Kong
DONGDAEMUN DESIGN PLAZA Seoul
INVESTCORP BUILDING London
DOMINION OFFICE BUILDING Moscow
MESSNER MOUNTAIN MUSEUM CORONES South Tyrol, Italy
MARITIME TERMINAL SALERNO Salerno, Italy
PORT HOUSE Antwerp
MATHEMATICS: THE WINTON GALLERY London

In Progress
520 WEST 28TH STREET NY, USA
MORPHEUS Cotai, Macau
KING ABDULLAH FINANCIAL DISTRICT METRO STATION Riyadh
1000 MUSEUM Miami Beach, USA
HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION, NAPOLI-AFRAGOLA Naples, Italy
OPUS Dubai
ESFERA CITY CENTER Monterrey, Mexico
GRACE ON CORONATION Brisbane
582–606 COLLINS STREET Melbourne
BEIJING NEW AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILDING Beijing
BEE’AH HEADQUARTERS Sharjah, UAE
SLEUK RITH INSTITUTE Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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