The Zaha Hadid Cuff in Collaboration with AWMouzannar At Qirdala in Kuwait | Jewelry Design

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Yesterday March 24, 2015 a private viewing of the ‘Silene’ Cuff by Zaha Hadid in collaboration with AWMouzannar was held at Qirdala, a jewelry shop in Tilal Complex, Shwaikh, Kuwait. The event showcased the cuff along with some of the finest pieces designed by Alia & Dori Mouzannar.

 

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me trying it on, loved how light it is

 

The cuff is made of 12 pieces and is encrusted with 1048 diamonds. The prototype shown is made of brushed white gold but can be ordered in either pink or yellow gold. The price was not disclosed, but what I got to know is that only 12 pieces will be made, 2 have already been sold.

“Silene expresses the fluidity and complexity of natural forms,” said Hadid. “An intricate web gently envelops the pristine white gold cuff resulting in a delicate piece that explores the evolution of organic geometries and patterning.”

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Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs Beirut by Zaha Hadid Architects | Architecture

 

 

I posted about this project back in 2011,  I remember how thrilled I was that Lebanon would have its own Zaha Hadid designed building. Finally it has come to life. Below details from her website.

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Zaha Hadid To Design ME by Melia in Dubai | Architecture

 

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Back in 2007, it was announced the Zaha Hadid Architects would be designing the Opus tower in Dubai. The construction of the Opus is currently in progress, however Zaha Hadid was asked to design the ME by melia hotel (the first in the Middle East) and service the apartments to be housed within the complex. It will include penthouse suites with private roof terraces and will be designed fully by Zaha Hadid, the interior & the exterior. The hotel is expected to operate in 2016.

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Changsha Meixihu International Culture and Art Center By Zaha Hadid Architects

At 115,000 sq.m in Changsha, China, The International Culture & Arts Centre embodies a unique variety of civic nodes and spaces: A Grand Theatre, a Contemporary Art Museum, a Multipurpose Hall and supporting facilities. The central plaza is generated by the relative position of these separate buildings and offers a strong urban experience whereby the flow of pedestrian visitors that come from all sides of the site intersect and meet. In parallel it also stretches outwards to the neighboring streets with unfettered and phenomenal views across Meixi lake with access towards Festival Island.

The Grand Theatre is the focal point of the Changsha International Culture & Arts Centre. It is the largest performance venue in the city with a total capacity of 1800 seats. Designed to host world-standard performances the building contains will contain all the necessary front of house functions, such as lobbies, cloakrooms, bars, restaurants, and VIP hospitality, as well as the required ancillary functions, such as administration, rehearsal rooms, backstage logistics, dressing and make-up rooms, and wardrobe.

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The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University (MSU) By Zaha Hadid | Architecture

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A friend of mine studying at MSU sent me an image of this beautiful museum by Zaha Hadid Architects  which I found was a bit different than her other work yet still very powerful. The museum is known as The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum and is located at Michigan State University (MSU), Michigan, U.S.A.

This Museum at MSU will serve as both an educational resource for the campus community and a cultural hub. It will present contemporary works within a historical context through access to a study collection of more than 7,500 objects, ranging from the Greek and Roman periods to modern art.

“The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University is committed to exploring international contemporary culture and ideas through art. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid, the museum features a striking façade of pleated stainless steel and glass, signaling the museum and the university’s dynamic vision. More than 70 percent of the 46,000-square-foot facility is dedicated to exhibition space. The museum is named for Eli and Edythe Broad, longtime supporters of Michigan State University, who provided the lead gift for the museum.”

 

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Zaha Hadid Designs Future House For Naomi Campbell

Capital Hill residence, is a one of its kind project designed by Zaha Hadid Architects for Russian finance magnate Vladislav Doronin. The residence is located in Moscow and the interesting part is that it will be a wedding gift to his diva future bride Naomi Campbell!

Zaha Hadid is Woman Of The Year 2012


Dame Zaha Hadid, 62, the very first female winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize and one of the most accomplished architects on earth, has now been announced as the “Woman of the Year 2012” by Glamour Magazine, a magazine centered around fashion, beauty, & celebrity news.

From Glamour magazine:

Part of the problem? She was a woman in a man’s job—Hadid still thinks that’s a reason she lost out on early commissions. But she kept her studio alive with teaching, interiors projects, and furniture design. In 1993 she got her break: She was commissioned to build a fire station in Germany. Then an art center in Cincinnati. And finally more and more buildings in capital cities all over the world, including this year’s aquatic center for the London Olympics, lauded for its epic, sweeping design and deemed by one critic to be the 2012 Games’ “most majestic space.”

What sets her structures apart is their grace. Her inspiration: “Rivers, dunes,” she says, “the fluid landscape of the Middle East.” Her friend and 2007 Woman of the Year Donna Karan, for whom she designed a perfume bottle, says, “Whatever the medium, Zaha imparts lyricism and sensuality.”

Hadid is working on 43 buildings with her 360-person studio. “What haven’t I done yet?” Hadid asks. “A skyscraper in New York and,” she adds, not kidding at all, “a house of my own!”

Zaha Hadid is a Woman of the Year because… “She’s an extraordinary force of nature that came out of the blue and whacked us all on the back of the head and said, ‘Wake up, kids, there’s more stuff to do.’ ” —architect Frank Gehry

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CityLife Architectural Project Commissions Zaha Hadid Among Others For Its Design| Architecture

 

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The former trade fair area of Milan (Fiera di Milano) comprising 255,000 square meters was the subject of an architectural competition in 2004 for a residential and commercial project. City Life won the competition with designs by Arata Isozaki, Daniel Libeskind, Zaha Hadid and Pier Paolo Maggiora.

The complexity and the scale of the work involved in the re-qualification of the former Milan trade fair area led the partners of CityLife to commission the design of the project to a group of architects rather than a single designer. The choice fell Zaha Hadid, Arata Isozaki and Daniel Libeskind, architects of different origin, culture and background, but who share the distinction of having gained extensive experience by working on some of the most advanced expressions of international architectural culture of recent years.
CityLife is the result of the combined efforts of this group of architects, along with contributions from an array of other professionals and consultants who have ensured the project’s structural, plant design, environmental, urban planning and economic sustainability.

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