You might’ve seen Zaha Hadid’s name in the news recently. After Japan’s Sports Council announced a design to her replace her widely loathed and alien-like Olympic stadium in Tokyo. But the real update comes in the form of a new skyscraper in Melbourne. It looks a little bit like… an earplug?
After years of controversy, Japan’s Sport Council has chosen a new design for an Olympic stadium in Tokyo. It will be be smaller, more sensitive to its surroundings, and (relatively) inexpensive—and it could be a model for other host cities.
And in doing so, made itself a poster child for rethinking the insane costs of major sporting events like the Olympics, explaining that it would start over with a new design. Could the tide be turning against the idea that cities have to spend billions to host the Games?
We know they’re bad for us. We know we shouldn’t like them. BUT STILL WE DO. What building that everyone else considers ugly occupies an architectural soft spot in your heart?
This is Zaha Hadid's latest building, the headquarters for UAE's environmental management company Bee'ah, in the emirate of Sharjah. The company says that Hadid's "design team found inspiration in sand formations created by the wind's movement and direction." I say aliens.
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!
Well, here it is: the world's worst billboard. Not that billboards are ever, like, especially great. And that's why for the most part, cities don't put up new ones. Or commission one by an architect known for her tone-deaf hubris. It's like Zaha Hadid swept up some of the trash from her vagina stadium in Qatar and…
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…
The World Cup ends this weekend, leaving Brazil with the heady task of deciding what, exactly, to do with the 12 stadiums that were built or converted for games. Two architects have published a proposal to convert the stadiums into something Brazil desperately needs: Affordable housing.
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.
The winners of Architizer's A+ Awards have been announced, and some of the picks are awesome. Here's a round-up of the best, the most surreal, or simply the most inspiring, from private homes to international airports. Notice any trends? Let us know in the comments—and click through to Architizer to see more winners. [
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…
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…
Generally speaking, architects are brilliant and creative people with a wide range of talents. That sort of versatility is part of what makes them good architects in the first place. But let's be honest. Just because some people are good at a lot of things does not mean they're good at everything. Take yachts, for…
Don't hate Zaha Hadid's new World Cup stadium because it looks like a vagina. Hate it because it'll likely be built with "modern-day slavery," according to a new Amnesty International report.
The Architect's Journal reports that Zaha Hadid will be the architect of Iraq's future parliament building, confirming rumors that have swirled for months. The supremely expensive building is the London-based architect's third planned project in the country where she was born.
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.