Zaha Hadid has been my admiration as the most innovative female architect and for her radical formalism in the deconstructive designs. She is perhaps best known for her seminal built works such as Vitra Fire Station, Land Fomation-One and the Strasbourg Tram Station, though my favorite works are BMW PLANT LEIPZIG - CENTRAL BUILDING, and
WOLFSBERG SCIENCE CENTRE.
I have been to her retrospective at the Guggenheim last year where I have spent long time seeing many of her beautifully elaborated drawings/ models which were not realized, but were evident of her influence to the formal experimentation and geometric imbalances of Russian Constructivism.
It was truly fascinating to see all of her works and experimentations which encompasses all fields of design which include urban design, product design, interiors and furniture.
The image below is my most favorite piece in the show.
Hadid created a futuristic kitchen setting out of DuPont Corian.
The Z-Island kitchen included two main units, one associated with "fire," which housed the cooktop, and one associated with "water," which had the sink and dishrack. And "sensory- responsive kitchen environment" had multimedia sound and video equipment embedded into the islands, all of which could be controlled with a central touch panel.
Besides those projects and works, I am eager to see her next work which will be situated in UAEâ€™s capital â€œSaadiyat Islandâ€. four renowned architects have been commissioned for iconic museums and a performing arts centre.
the Saadiyatâ€™s Performing Arts Centre by Zaha Hadid
Tadao Ando for Maritime Museum, Frank Gehry for the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Zaha Hadid for the Saadiyatâ€™s Performing Arts Centre, and Jean Nouvel is designing the Classical Museum.
This will be the next world class destination,- a â€œmust see.â€