Zaha Hadid’s alien design
In the twentieth century, when architecture and interior design so often became the heirs of previous styles, Zaha Hadid’s nonconformism stunned and knocked the ground out from under her feet. And still impressive. The territory that Hadid mastered as an architect and designer is the dark side of the moon. To understand a new, stereotype-breaking vision, you need to trust the designer’s courage and follow the same vector: aesthetics above all else.
How it all started
Zaha Hadid was born in 1950, in Baghdad, in the family of an industrialist and artist. Hadid’s education is all about exact science. She studied mathematics in Beirut, then architecture at the London Architectural Association.
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From the very beginning, Zaha created complex, fantastic projects. Boldness of thought and accuracy of calculations brought her victories in competitions and recognition in the professional environment.
For many years, Hadid’s projects remained on paper. The implementation seemed complicated, the design too extraordinary.
Until 1979, the future “Queen of the curve”, as the journalists will call her, hones her skills in the office of the Dutch architect REM Koolhaas. About his student, Koolhaas says that he has never met a person more charismatic than her, that she is too talented.
In 1979, Zaha opened his own architectural firm, which still operates today. The year 1993 was marked by the first Hadid project implemented, which was the fire Department of the furniture company Vitra.
Zaha Hadid’s alien tectonics
Zaha Hadid is considered a deconstructionist, but she is no stranger to the good old avant-garde: in her thesis “Tectonic Malevich”, Zaha built a fourteen-story hotel over the Thames from avant-garde figures.
Hadid breaks style stereotypes, sends spaceships into the familiar urban landscape, revealing new meanings. Each time it is new, different.
Hadid’s architectural masterpieces can be found in any part of the world: Miami, Rome, Baku, and even Russia can boast of her works.
Heydar Aliyev center in Baku
In 2016, Zaha Hadid left this world, and buildings on her projects continue to be built. About thirty projects, including the SKOLKOVO Technopark, will be implemented by Zaha Hadid Architects after the death of the founder.
Recalling Zaha in an interview, her friends and colleagues say that she always started with a drawing, she was a perfectionist and demanded from her colleagues what was a prerequisite for her-inhuman accuracy in performing tasks. And this position is visible in her works.
Madame Hadid and experimental design
Zaha Hadid’s fantasy could not fit in the sphere of architecture alone. Playing with the line, bending space and giving familiar things surreal shapes, Zaha creates furniture and jewelry, works with ceramics and arranges installations.
Hadid has released several experimental interior collections. The chandelier Vortexx lamp and the Z-chair can be considered hits.
Futuristic chairs that resemble alien plants and boomerang banquettes are pure art, they seem more like a demonstration of skill than real interior items, although the same banquette is actually functional: it can be used both as a bed and as a chair / table at the same time. Vases and sets, on the contrary, will easily fit into any minimalistic interior.
Zaha Hadid’s works are an Arabic tale told on Mars.
Belu bench and Bow chair
When looking at the interior works of Hadid, whether it is a drawing or an embodied project, it is breathtaking. We see surreal palaces and ascetic intergalactic bases. She was doing something no one else had ever done.
“OPUS” Office Tower and the Roca gallery
Interior a La Zaha Hadid
Let’s start with the fact that Hadid herself, when receiving guests, sat on the most ordinary chair, leaving visitors to settle in a very conventional avant-garde chairs.
Therefore, it is hardly reasonable to look for similarity of Zaha’s furniture masterpieces at auctions. You can focus on the decor: original accessories and similar style of ceramic and metal products.
Structural vases and ascetic-aristocratic tea sets will come in handy in any quiet interior.
The interior in the Hadid style is often cold tones with points of color accents. Icebergs, drowning in oil lakes-such associations will set the desired vector in the search for design. Black and white gloss, natural shades, mirrors, accent lighting, smooth lines and extravagant accessories…