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Zaha Hadid (1950-2016)Subscription

By Owen Hatherley

Zaha Hadid was an explosion of fearless, impolite, aggressive talent onto a profession terrified of itself

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The profession pays tribute to Zaha HadidSubscription

Tributes from the profession have flooded in for Zaha Hadid following her sudden death at the age of 65

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Cruise Terminal in Salerno, Italy, by Zaha Hadid ArchitectsSubscription

Zaha Hadid’s cruise terminal reframes the role of the pier as indeterminate terrain, mediating between land, sea and sky

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War of the worlds: Port House headquarters, Antwerp, Belgium by ZHASubscription

AR New into Old Commended: Rearing its woozy head above Antwerp’s sober Port House, the multifaceted extension by ZHA makes a clean break with the past

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Vitra Fire Station in Germany by Zaha Hadid ArchitectsSubscription

Extravagance meets emergency response in perhaps the most famous fire station in the world


London Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid ArchitectsSubscription

Swimming pools typology: ZHA’s whale-like aquatics centre is undeniably an impressive place to swim


Zaha Hadid’s Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku is a shock to the system

Confounding context, scale and materiality, the Heydar Aliyev Centre adds to a growing repertoire of prodigious object buildings in the ambitious, oil-rich capital of Azerbaijan


Zaha Hadid's Serpentine Extension exploits old and new

The Serpentine Gallery has expanded into a new home in London’s Hyde Park, with a Zaha Hadid addition to an old gunpowder store

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Broad Art Museum by Zaha Hadid Architects, Michigan, USA

Exploring ideas about fabrication, craft and display, Zaha Hadid’s latest art museum is a compelling, site-specific art work in itself


Zaha Hadid's Aquatics Centre versus Michael Hopkins' VelodromeSubscription

Style versus synthesis: two Olympic arenas and two very different design strategies go head-to-head


Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't: What is the Moral Duty of the Architect?Subscription


Architects are ridiculed if they take a moral position, and attacked if they don’t. What, then, in the 21st century, is ‘the duty of the architect’?

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For centuries, the evolution of architecture’s representation has followed theories and ideas – or is it the other way around?

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2005 June: 'Top Gear' - BMW Central Building by Zaha Hadid, Leipzig, Germany

Zaha Hadid’s new Central Building for BMW radically re-envisages the industrial workplace   //

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2006 April: Science Centre by Zaha Hadid, Wolfsburg, Germany

Burg or a berg? Stronghold or floating mass? Hadid’s Phaeno Science Centre is open to interpretation   //


Riverside Museum by Zaha Hadid Architects, Glasgow, UKSubscription

Vantage points of the museum open up to reveal the zinc clad five-peak roof profile of Zaha Hadid’s first cultural building in the UK. Photography by Hufton + Crow

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1991 November: 'Post-Suprematist Visions' - The Early Works of Zaha Hadid

Catherine Slessor discusses the first realisations of Zaha Hadid’s work in three dimensions in Japan   //

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1993 June: 'Zaha's provocative pyrotechnics' by John Winter

Zaha Hadid’s long awaited first major building is a characteristically confrontational project that transforms a prosaic brief for a fire station into a breathtaking explosion of space and geometry, writes John Winter   //

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Evelyn Grace Academy by Zaha Hadid in London

On Saturday 1 October, Zaha Hadid Architects picked up Britain’s most prestigious architectural award for the second year running. The AR covered the building when it opened last year, praising its layered and lovable interiors. Photography by Luke Hayes

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The way forward: in the words of Zaha HadidSubscription

By Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid’s introduction to the Gold Medal lecture is a poignant reminder of the roots of her powerful ideas and how much she had yet to bring


Interview: Brett Steele in conversation with Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid discusses the layering process of her drawings, her views on the architectural profession and the future of London

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Does politics have any place in architecture?Subscription

By Jack Self

An exploration of the association between politics, architecture and Parametricism reveals that, even when disconnected, the three are irrevocably linked

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Zaha Hadid's Halkin Place project invades London's roofscape

Zaha Hadid’s conceptual study for a penthouse in Halkin Place reveals her early thoughts on a new style of living


Folio: Zaha Hadid’s reimagined Leicester SquareSubscription

By Phil Jackson & Kate Riggs

Leicester Square is reinvented as a vast playground of underground skyscrapers

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WIA partner: Zaha Hadid ArchitectsSubscription

‘Zaha didn’t just break glass ceilings and pull down barriers; she shattered them’

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