Oliver Wainwright “Zaha Hadid: creator of ambitious wonders – and a fair share of blunders” http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/mar/31/zaha-hadid-maverick-architect-designer-appreciation
ザハ・ハディドについて、“The world of architecture would certainly have been more dull without her.”という。
Over her 30-year career, the Iraqi-born, London-based designer developed a style more recognisable, and more imitated, than any of her contemporaries, transforming what began as world of dreamy abstract paintings into a global brand for daring art galleries and experimental opera houses that now dot the globe from Baku to Guangzhou.
In her best buildings, the laws of physics appear momentarily suspended. Walls melt into floors, ceilings ripple and bulge, facades dissolve into perforated skins and flowing veils, transporting the visitor to another dimension. They can feel like sublime landscapes, sculpted by an irresistible geological force. Swimming beneath the whale-like roof of her London aquatics centre*2 , or walking under the coffered concrete underbelly of the Phaeno science centre in Wolfsburg*3 , can be a thrilling experience, leaving you in thrall to the feats of structural gymnastics on show.
Oliver Wainwright “Harrods launches Zaha Hadid's luxury homeware line” http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2014/sep/18/zaha-hadid-luxury-homeware-collection-harrods
Oliver Wainwright “Zaha Hadid beyond buildings: architect launches new design gallery” http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2013/may/23/zaha-hadid-design-gallery
“Zaha Hadid introduces parametric swimwear by Viviona for the 2014 collection” http://www.designboom.com/design/zaha-hadid-swimwear-by-viviona-2014-collection-3-29-2014/
Oliver Wainwright “Battle of the superyachts: architects go overboard” http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2013/oct/29/superyachts-architects-design-zaha-hadid-norman-foster
*2:See Oliver Wainwright “'It's like swimming in a spaceship': Aquatics Centre opens to public” http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/feb/25/olympics-aquatics-centre-opens-london