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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

What is a brand? Zaha Hadid Naomi Cambell Prada Louis Vuitton and BMW.

The work of Lebbeus Woods was an influence on Zaha Hadid

The work of Zaha Hadid evokes that of Lebbeus Woods and Wolf Prix.

Zaha Hadid's latest Private Residence for super model Naomi Cambell. 

The work of Wolf Prix was an influence on Zaha Hadid. 

Zaha Hadid, the former Architecture design professor who could not get anything realized in the1980s has now managed not only to be the first woman to win the Pritzker prize but the first woman to design a museum and 2 sports stadiums.  Zaha Hadid has designed pieces for Prada,  Louis Vuitton,  and BMW - but has been waiting some time to really delve into a private residence.  She is now building a residence for Naomi Cambell and her Russian Billionaire husband.  The fact that these molded pieces form the exterior skin and interiors was able to be form molded is stunning. Never before has an architect been able utilize smooth architecture in this way. If anyone knows how to marke herself it is Zaha Hadid.  Like her former mentor, Rem Koolhaas, the Iraqi born architect aligned herself with fashion labels to further her own brand.  The house is pure genius - whether or not you will be able to store your Russian Grand-father clock in the entry still remains to be seen.  - Ecomanta