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Rosenthal Center For Contemporary Art


The first freestanding building for The Contemporary Arts Center, founded in Cincinnati in 1939 as one of the first institutions in the United States dedicatedto the contemporary visual arts. The new CAC building will provide spaces for temporary exhibitions, site-specific installations, and performances,but not for a permanent collection. Other program elements include an education facility, […]


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Spittelau Viaducts Housing


The project is part of a revitalisation initiative undertaken by the City of Vienna for the Wiener Gürtel,  an over-dimensioned, ring-formed slice through the urban fabric.  Historically, the Gürtel has divided the Viennese from the hinterland and its waves of immigrants. The site is formed via the culmination of densely overlapping infrastructural elements: the „Spittelauer […]


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Aura


The architecture of Andrea Palladio represents the built manifestation of Palladio’s utopia of synthesizing all humanistic values by establishing theexact role and relation of each part of his architectural compositions – from the organism as a perfect whole to each single room. The proportion ofeach room is in fact determined by a specifi c set of “harmonic“ relations that derive […]


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Neil Barrett Flagship Store


Our concept for the Neil Barrett fl agship store in Tokyo is based on the minimal cut of the brand`s fashion design and parallels its approach in usingthe same design parameters of fi xed points, folding, pleating and cut outs. Rather than defi ning a single room or space, our design creates a circularpassage allowing […]


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Crevasse Vases


The two vases are cut from a single block, and scored along two diagonal lines, creating a warped, inverted surface. They can be assembled together in alternative configurations, creating solid forms, or they can stand alone as distinct objects. The playful nature of the set means that the configurations can be altered to make a […]


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LACOSTE Shoes


The Zaha Hadid for LACOSTE footwear collaboration began with a digitized interpretation of surfaces with repeated patterns. The design expression behind the collaboration with LACOSTE footwear allows the evolution of dynamic fluid grids. When wrapped around the shape of a foot, these expand and contract to negotiate and adapt to the body ergonomically. In doing […]


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Aqua Table


The enigmatic liquid form of the Aqua table awakens one’s curiosity. The user is invited to explore the forces of motion that created such a form. The form is blurring the relationship between the horizontal top and vertical legs. The three blisters bulging out to form legs below the table surface register as indentations at […]


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Melissa Shoes


The collaboration with melissa expands Zaha Hadid’s portfolio to the fi eld of fashion, creating an exciting opportunity to express spatial ideas in a different scale and through different media. For the first time melissa is collaborating with an architect opening a new research topic, diversifying its repertoire. The design engages with the fl uid […]


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Luis Vuitton Icone Bag


The opportunities of reinterpretation of the iconic LV Bucket bag lead us to refl ect on its condition as a generic container. The combination of a series of formal operations (extrusion, distortion, peeling and slicing) and the selection of materials, created a family of differentiated bags, hybrid crossings between traditional bag typologies, i.e. pochette and […]


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Burnham Pavilion


Zaha Hadid Architects’ pavilion design for Chicago’s Burnham Plan Centennial celebrates the city’s ongoing tradition of bold plans and big dreams. The project encourages reinvention and improvement on an urban scale and welcomes the future with innovative ideas and technologies whilst referencing the original organizational systems of Burnham’s plan. Our design continues Chicago’s renowned tradition […]


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Evelyn Grace Academy


The Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton, London Borough of Lambeth, broadens not only the educational diversity of this active and historical part of London but also augments the built environment in a predominantly residential area. This Academy presents itself as an open, transparent and welcoming addition to the community’s local urban regeneration process. The strategic […]


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Belu Bench


Belu is conceived as an autonomous single-celled body that allows for multi-functional use; as a table, counter, chair, container, or simply as a surface to lean on, rest on… With the dynamic complex geometry of a fluid volume, Belu is able to generate varying adjacency conditions in its direct relationship with the human body. Belu […]


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Hotel Puerta America – Hotels Silken


The Client allowed us full autonomy, the brief – to design a floor of a hotel comprising 30 rooms and all common parts. The objective, to ensure a dynamic and customized project. We took the opportunity to create a new domestic language of architecture, driven by new developments in digital design and enhanced manufacturing capabilities. […]


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Ordrupgaard Museum Extension


The growth of the institution presents an opportunity to explore new formal relationships between the components of the museum and the garden that frames it, in so far that the ensemble constitutes a kind of topography in itself. The new extension seeks to establish a new landscape within the territory of its architecture, at the […]


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Maggie’s Center Fife, Victoria Hospital


Introduction. The Maggie’s Center Fife is within the grounds of Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy. Providing a resource and counseling center for people with cancer, Maggie’s Fife is domestic in scale but unique in execution. Context. Maggie’s Center Fife is located on the edge of a hollow adjacent to the hospital. The hollow has a dramatic […]


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Phaeno Science Center Wolfsburg


The Science Center, the first of its kind in Germany, appears as a mysterious object, giving rise to curiosity and discovery. The visitor is faced with a degree of complexity and strangeness, which is ruled however by a very specific system of structural organization. Located on a very special site in the City of Wolfsburg it […]


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Vitra Fire Station


We initiated our design with a study of the overall factory site. Our intention was to place the elements of our commission in such a way that they would not be lost between the enormous factory sheds. We also used these elements to structure the whole site, giving identity and rhythm to the main street […]


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VORTEXX Chandelier


The design language explored in the vortex is in line with a series of furniture pieces realized in collaboration with Sawaya & Moroni. Fluidity and seamlessness are conceptual terms that best describe the appearance of this 1,8m wide and 0,8m high chandelier. Its complex curvilinearity follows a double helix connecting its beginning to its end […]


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BMW Central Building


The Central Building is the active nerve – center or brain of the whole factory complex. All threads of the building’s activities gather together and branch out again from here.This planning strategy applies to the cycles and trajectories of people – workers (arriving in the morning and returning for lunch) and visitors – as well […]


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Z_Island by DuPont/Corian


Morphology: The Z_Island is in line with a series of formal studies that have been performed in ZH’s Studio emphasizing the conceptual terms of “fluidity” and “seamlesness”. Previously the “ Ice-Series” had its formal trigger in the observation of natural phenomena such as the melting of ice or the flow of glaciers and their moraines. […]


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