The Fight Over Tokyo's Olympic Stadium Is Getting Very, Very Ugly 

We already knew that Japanese architects (and the public) are no fans of Zaha Hadid's massive Olympic stadium—they've been protesting the design for a year. But last month things escalated—rapidly—when a whole slew of new insults emerged, and now, Hadid has responded. It's pretty bad! »12/10/14 4:31pm12/10/14 4:31pm

6 Buildings Competing For the UK's Top Architecture Prize

The Stirling Prize is one of the most prestigious of all architecture awards. Named for the great British architect James Stirling, the prize is given annually from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to a single building that has made the greatest contribution to British architecture. The shortlist has… »7/17/14 9:00am7/17/14 9:00am

Here's What Saving $1.3 Billion On a New Stadium Looks Like

Yesterday we learned that London-based architect Zaha Hadid had rethought her design for Tokyo's Olympic Stadium, after widespread protests and a major budget cut put the original design in jeopardy. Dezeen has the new images of the redesigned stadium, and it's... pretty damn similar, despite a $1.3 billion budget cut. »7/10/14 10:40am7/10/14 10:40am

An exoskeleton punched through to form internal skybridges as the triangular trusswork wrapped aroun

An exoskeleton punched through to form internal skybridges as the triangular trusswork wrapped around the building's exterior gets tangled up in spiderwebs deep within the resulting, cave-like hollows. No, it's not a prop in a children's horror story or a postmodern Charlotte's Web, but a new hotel and casino proposed… »3/28/14 10:58am3/28/14 10:58am

Architect Zaha Hadid Says 500 Worker Deaths Are Not Her Problem

Qatar's overtly yonic soccer stadium, a global architectural symbol of the forthcoming 2022 World Cup, has seen its share of the nation's staggering number of construction deaths: more than 500 Indian migrant workers have died in Qatar since January 2012. This week, the stadium's architect—Zaha Hadid—said, well, it's… »2/26/14 6:40pm2/26/14 6:40pm

Tokyo Is Rethinking Its Gargantuan Olympic Stadium

A coalition of Japanese architects have said what everyone else was too polite to say: That Zaha Hadid-designed stadium is just too big, too expensive, and too impractical. Japanese officials have announced plans to scale back the design, which would cost $3.1 billion to build according to a recent budget update. »10/25/13 2:20pm10/25/13 2:20pm

Zaha Hadid's First Storefront Puts a Living Legend Up Close

Even if you don’t get down with her brand of extreme formalism, it’s hard to deny that Zaha Hadid is a living legend. Hadid is one of the only female architects to have ever won the Pritzker Prize (well, unless you count those who were mysteriously excluded by the Pritzker jury) and the force behind some of the more… »5/29/13 6:12pm5/29/13 6:12pm

A Cruise Ship In The Desert? Zaha’s Next Project

Zaha Hadid Architects' proposal for a new intermodal transit station for the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, at first glance looks something like a cruise ship with a sharp prow cutting through the desert. This was part of the inspiration, as the sine waves that roll across the façade and organize the interior are… »5/17/13 2:57pm5/17/13 2:57pm