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Zaha Hadid Architects 

Digital Turn exhibition by ZHA’s Computation & Design research group (@ZHCODE) at @TheBuildingCentre until the 14 Sept; showcasing the ideas & technologies transforming the way we imagine, design and build our cities. Visitors can discover how ZHCODE is using computational programming to create experimental structures, modular housing concepts and robotically assembled prototypes; offering a glimpse into the future of architectural design.
The exhibition series is designed as a physical and metaphorical platform exploring how research in digital technologies is impacting the built environment. Leaders in academia, research and practice take ‘Turns’ to exhibit experimental computational design and are invited to take part in the associated event programme to explore themes in more depth. ZHCODE’s exhibition follows on from The Bartlett’s Design Computational Lab whose work was on show previously.
As part of the Digital Turn exhibition, ZHCODE explores ‘Tectonism’ (the expression of structure and geometry through its fabrication and methods of making) and 'Semiotics' (applying the physical design and construction aspects of their work to the social context in which they will exist). Projects on display include:
- Robotic additive manufacture and robotic hot wire cutting technology showcased in the Thallus sculpture.
- An insight into technologies such as timber bending and robotic fibre winding.
- Modular housing developed using algorithmic techniques to explore community development and densities.
- An exploration of design thinking behind Mathematics, The Winton Gallery at the Science Museum, London.
Digital Turn brings together architects, engineers, planners, advanced manufacturing teams, contractors and academics to discuss the impact of technology on their work and the possibilities for the future.

#ZahaHadid named the leading architectural role model in 2018 @ArchitectsJournal’s student survey.
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“We had war, electricity blackouts, you work 24 hours with no electricity. Zaha gave me hope because she did not get anything easy. Zaha went through the process where everyone was underestimating her for being a woman, for being Arab... Zaha did not give up and she became the person she was. She inspires me to never give up and always have hope that I will be something one day.”
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Nesmah Mansoor, architecture student in Aden, Yemen speaking to @CNN in March 2018.
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One Thousand Museum residential tower in Miami wins Engineering News-Record (ENR) 2018 Global Best Projects Award for Specialty Construction.
ENR Global Best Projects Awards honour the project teams behind outstanding design & construction efforts of the past year, focussing on the challenges, risks and rewards of designing and constructing internationally. The judges reviewed projects across six continents and examined safety performance, innovations, challenges, and design and construction quality - with a special emphasis on the diversity of global project teams and their collaboration. Judges also considered how the project benefits the local community and/or the construction industry.
Collaborating with DeSimone Consulting Engineers and the team of leading American and international consultants, ZHA developed One Thousand Museum’s seamless 62-storey external structure to bring a continuity between the tower’s engineering and architecture, creating generous living areas uninterrupted by internal columns.
@OneThousandMuseum demonstrates ZHA’s research into high-rise construction that explores a fluid architectural expression consistent with the engineering of the entire height of the structure. (Video: ‘#ImpossibleBuilds’ produced by #BlinkFilms in association with #DiscoveryNetworkInternational and @FranceTelevisions for @PBS)
#Architecture #Engineering #Miami #USA #ZahaHadid #ZahaHadidArchitects

CityLife Shopping District in Milan is a finalist of the @Architizer A+ Awards that honour the year’s best architecture, spaces & products.
Located above Tre Torri station on line M5 of Milan’s Metro network, @CityLifeShoppingDistrict integrates a new public park with indoor and outdoor piazzas, food hall, restaurants, cafes, shops and cinema as well as facilities for health and wellbeing.
The 32,000m² shopping district will welcome seven million visitors each year when the CityLife redevelopment fully completes in 2020. One of Europe’s largest redevelopment projects, CityLife also includes 1,000 new homes, offices for almost 10,000 staff, the new 42-acre park, piazzas and a kindergarten.
Bamboo flooring, ceiling and columns welcome visitors to the shopping district’s interior. Selected for its warmth and tactility, engineered bamboo is extremely durable and can be procured in a large quantity from sustainable sources.
Opening Milan’s old trade fair grounds to year-round civic use by integrating the new public park with Milan’s most extensive pedestrian zone, CityLife has created the largest new public space in the city in more than 120 years.
One A+ Award finalist in each category will win a Popular Choice Award based on the number of public votes they receive. Voting for the #ArchitizerAwards is now open until 20 July at:
Column detail photo by @HuftonAndCrow

#Milano#Milan#Italia#Italy#architecture#ZahaHadid#ZahaHadidArchitects#bamboo

KAPSARC is a finalist of the @Architizer A+ Awards that honour the year’s best architecture, spaces & products.
KAPSARC is a non-profit institution for research into the most effective use of energy for social wellbeing. Developing policies to reduce the environmental impact & costs of energy supply and enabling practical solutions to use energy more efficiently, KAPSARC brings together experts from around the world to tackle energy challenges; freely sharing its analytical knowledge.
The KAPSARC campus incorporates five buildings: the Energy Knowledge Centre; the Energy Computer Centre; a Conference Centre with exhibition hall and 300-seat auditorium; a Research Library with archives for 100,000 volumes; and the Musalla, a place for prayer & contemplation within the campus.
ZHA’s first project to be awarded LEED Platinum certification by the US Green Building Council, the centre is designed in response to the environment of the Riyadh Plateau to minimise energy consumption.
In nature, hexagonal prismatic honeycomb structures use the least amount of material to create a lattice of cells within any given volume. This natural principle determined KAPSARC’s composition as an amalgamation of crystalline forms that emerges from the desert landscape, evolving to best respond to the environment.
Presenting a solid, protecting shell to the harsh sunlight from the south, the campus opens to north & west; encouraging prevailing winds to cool the campus via a series of sheltered courtyards that bring softly-controlled daylight into the interior.
Orientated for the sun & wind conditions, the crystalline forms of KAPSARC’s prismatic cells gain in height towards the south, west, and east to shield internal spaces from direct sunlight. ‘Wind-catchers’ integrated within the roof profiles direct the prevailing winds from the north into each courtyard for cooling.
KAPSARC has been named KSA’s ‘smartest’ building in the Honeywell Smart Building Awards programme, based on criteria that include environmental sustainability, safety & productivity.
Voting for the #ArchitizerAwards Popular Choice Awards is open until 20 July.
Photo: KAPSARC’s Musalla by @HuftonAndCrow

520 West 28th in #NewYork has been named a finalist in the @Architizer A+ Awards that honour the year’s best architecture, spaces & products.
There is a powerful urban dynamic between the streets of New York and the High Line, a layered civic realm that has developed over generations and in many iterations. @520W28 conveys this contextual relationship, applying new ideas and concepts to create the latest evolution of the site’s rich history.
The split levels of the design define varied living spaces and echo the multiple layers of civic space on 28th Street and the High Line.
These split levels are expressed within the interlocking chevrons of 520 West 28th’s hand-crafted steel façade which carries the spirit of Chelsea’s industrial past; its detailed workmanship continues the venerable tradition within New York’s historic architecture of enhancing the public realm.
Designed and constructed with a practiced understanding of material qualities and manufacturing techniques, the façade conveys the attention to detail evident throughout 520 West 28th—brushed and tinted by hand to resonate with the adjacent structures of the High Line and its neighbourhood.
Within an established community of over 350 art galleries that has seen the High Line’s transformation from abandoned freight rail line to public park, 520 West 28th embodies a commitment to uphold the distinctive character of its neighbourhood; creating a building with its own architectural presence, yet very much of its surroundings.
One A+ Award finalist in each category will win a Popular Choice Award based on the number of public votes they receive. Voting for the #ArchitizerAwards is now open until 20 July.
Photo repost from @styledhabitat

Cove Kitchen by @ZahaHadidDesign for @Boffi_Official has been named a finalist in the @Architizer A+ Awards that honour the year’s best architecture, spaces & products.
Founded by Piero Boffi in 1934 as a small kitchen furniture workshop, Boffi has since become synonymous with the best of Italian innovation and craftsmanship; collaborating with renowned international designers to create exceptional collections for the home.
Boffi kitchens offer customisation to the highest standards, tailoring individual solutions with selected materials, finishes and cabinetry. Cove marries exceptional detailing and design with functionality, carefully chosen materials and traditional craftsmanship.
Cove‘s evolutionary lineage is discernible through a re-visitation of Hadid’s repertoire of projects including the formal and linear compositions of the MAXXI Museum of Art in Rome and Cultural Center in Baku, as well as the innovations explored within the practice’s experimental work investigating materiality and composition.
Available in two sizes and a variety of materials including hand-finished natural stone, selected wood and high-performing Corian® solid surface, the Cove can be wholly customized to the client’s precise specification and requirements.
One A+ Award finalist in each category will win a Popular Choice Award based on the number of public votes they receive. Voting is now open until 20 July. #ArchitizerAwards
Video by White Box / Photos by #TommasoSartori

Eve Chandelier named Architizer A+ Awards finalist.
Created for Lasvit, the chandelier has been named a finalist in the Architizer A+ Awards that honour the year’s best architecture, spaces & products.
Finalist in Decorative Lighting category, Eve conveys the innovative design & manufacturing technologies developed by @ZahaHadidDesign combined with the precision & mastery of @LasvitDesign’s Bohemian glassmakers.
Composed of fifteen glass pieces arranged in a single ensemble, the glass bodies create an extraordinary play of light & shadow; their sculptural forms, notable in daylight, generate very different, contrasting qualities in the evening when illuminated.
One A+ Award finalist in each category will win a Popular Choice Award based on the number of public votes they receive. Public voting for the Popular Choice award is now open until 20 July.
@architizer @architizerawards #architizerawards

“I watch other women architects and they’re very good. You go to a meeting with a male & female team... and they always address the man. The woman is always cast aside – and it’s a big problem.” #ZahaHadid speaking to @CNN, April 2007.
#EthelDay: Celebrating the talents & achievements of women in architecture on the day that in 1898 Ethel Mary Charles became the first woman architect to join the @RIBA. #WomenInArchitecture #architecture @MuseoMAXXI #Rome #Roma #Italy #Italia

ICYMI: Stunning photo #repost from @lesspressed.
Summer on Mount @Kronplatz #MessnerMountainMuseum #Corones.
Embedded within the mountain’s summit 2,275m above sea level, #MMMCorones tells the stories of human endeavour and the traditions of #mountaineering by #ReinholdMessner.
#sudtirol #italia #italy #architecture #zahahadid #zahahadidarchitects

KAPSARC shortlisted for @WorldArchFest #WAF18 Awards.
The World Architecture Festival is dedicated to celebrating, sharing and inspiring outstanding architecture. The WAF Awards are at the heart of the festival.
KAPSARC is a non-profit institution for research into the most effective use of energy for social wellbeing. Developing policies to reduce the environmental impact & costs of energy supply and enabling practical solutions to use energy more efficiently, @KAPSARC brings together experts from around the world to tackle energy challenges; freely sharing its analytical knowledge.
The KAPSARC campus incorporates five buildings: the Energy Knowledge Centre; the Energy Computer Centre; a Conference Centre with exhibition hall and 300-seat auditorium; a Research Library with archives for 100,000 volumes; and the Musalla, a place for prayer & contemplation within the campus.
ZHA’s first project to be awarded LEED Platinum certification by the Green Building Council, the centre is designed in response to the environment of the Riyadh Plateau to minimise energy consumption.
In nature, hexagonal prismatic honeycomb structures use the least amount of material to create a lattice of cells within any given volume. This natural principle determined KAPSARC’s composition as an amalgamation of crystalline forms that emerges from the desert landscape, evolving to best respond to the environment.
Presenting a solid, protecting shell to the harsh sunlight from the south, the campus opens to north & west; encouraging prevailing winds to cool the campus via a series of sheltered courtyards that bring softly-controlled daylight into the interior.
Orientated for the sun & wind conditions, the crystalline forms of KAPSARC’s prismatic cells gain in height towards the south, west, and east to shield internal spaces from direct sunlight. ‘Wind-catchers’ integrated within the roof profiles catch the prevailing winds from the north, cooling each courtyard.
KAPSARC has been named KSA’s ‘smartest’ building in the Honeywell Smart Building Awards programme, based on criteria that include environmental sustainability, safety & productivity.
Fantastic photo reposted from @HSPHO

520 West 28th in New York City shortlisted for World Architecture Festival @WorldArchFest 2018 WAF Awards.
The World Architecture Festival is dedicated to celebrating, sharing and inspiring outstanding architecture. The WAF Awards are at the heart of the festival.
There is a powerful urban dynamic between the streets of New York and the High Line, a layered civic realm that has developed over generations and in many iterations. @520W28 conveys this contextual relationship, applying new ideas and concepts to create the latest evolution of the site’s rich history.
The split levels of the design define varied living spaces and echo the multiple layers of civic space on 28th Street and the High Line.
These split levels are expressed within the interlocking chevrons of 520 West 28th’s hand-crafted steel façade which carries the spirit of Chelsea’s industrial past; its detailed workmanship continues the venerable tradition within New York’s historic architecture of enhancing the public realm.
Designed and constructed with a practiced understanding of material qualities and manufacturing techniques, the façade conveys the attention to detail evident throughout 520 West 28th—brushed and tinted by hand to resonate with the adjacent structures of the High Line and its neighbourhood.
The 11-storey 520 West 28th houses 39 residences with interiors that incorporate @Boffi_Official kitchens by @ZahaHadidDesign, and integrated technologies including automated parking and storage systems.
Within an established community of over 350 art galleries that has seen the High Line’s transformation from abandoned freight rail line to public park, 520 West 28th embodies a commitment to uphold the distinctive character of its neighbourhood; creating a building with its own architectural presence, yet very much of its surroundings.
Great NY photo by @HuftonAndCrow
#NewYork#NY#NewYorkCity#NYC#ZahaHadid#ZahaHadidArchitects#WAF18

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