Hadid, Zaha

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A British architect, designer, painter and teacher of Iraqi descent, Zaha Hadid was born in 1950 in Baghdad. Hadid draws on the Suprematist ideas of Kazimir Malevich; her work, labeled "deconstructivist," finds shape in the clash between fragmentary superimposed geometric forms. Her award-winning designs, often rendered as oil paintings, are widely exhibited.

From the description of Architectural drawings (photographs), 1979-1987. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 80149431

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Zaha Hadid is a leading architect, currently practicing in London, whose work encompasses urban planning, interior design, and product and furniture design. She was born in Iraq in 1950 and received her degree in mathematics at the American University in Beirut. From 1972 to 1977, Hadid attended the Architectural Association in London where she encountered the work of the architects Elias Zenghelis and Rem Koolhaas. After completing her studies, Hadid joined the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) as a partner and worked on the Dutch House of Parliament Extension in the Hague. She established her own practice in London in 1979 and soon after won the Peak International Design Competition, Hong Kong, in 1983. This award was the first of Hadid's many international exhibitions, awards and commissions. Since 1986, Hadid has intermittently taught architectural design at the Architectural Association, London; the Graduate School of Design, Harvard; and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University. Hadid is known and admired as much for her extraordinary abstract, deconstructionist architectural drawings as for her built designs, which, though few, include the fire station in Vitra Germany and the IBA housing block in Berlin.

From the guide to the Zaha Hadid drawings for "The Great Utopia" exhibition, 1992, (Getty Research Institute)

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creatorOf Hadid, Zaha. Drawings for "The Great Utopia" exhibition 1992. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Illinois Institute of Technology. IIT - New Campus Center Competition Fonds, 1997-1998. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
referencedIn Hadid, Zaha, 1950- : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf HADID, ZAHA. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Zaha Hadid : vertical file. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
referencedIn IAWA Small Collections, 1907-2013 Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
creatorOf Zaha Hadid drawings for "The Great Utopia" exhibition, 1992 Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Bourgeois, Louise, 1911-2010. The New York Times Capsule. American Museum of Natural History
creatorOf Hadid, Zaha. Architectural drawings (photographs), 1979-1987. Getty Research Institute
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Trafalgar Square (London, England)
Berlin (Germany)
Parc de La Villette (Paris, France)
Parks--Designs and plans
Office buildings--Designs and plans
Constructivism (Architecture)--Russia--Exhibitions
Architecture, Postmodern--Designs and plans
Deconstructivism (Architecture)--Designs and plans
Landscape architecture--Designs and plans
Architecture, Modern--20th century--Designs and plans
Commercial buildings--Competitions
Commercial buildings--Designs and plans
Constructivism (Architecture)--Exhibitions


Birth 1950-10-31




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