These Alien Skyscrapers Will Rest on the Site of an Old Uranium Plant

The Pritzker Prize-winning starchitect Zaha Hadid just released images of her latest design—three matching towers for Brisbane's waterfront—and they look nothing short of alien. Which feels oddly appropriate, since the skyscrapers are also supposed to sit on potentially radioactive land. » 9/08/14 12:00pm 9/08/14 12:00pm

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 9:00am 7/17/14 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 10:40am 7/10/14 10:40am

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 6:40pm 2/26/14 6:40pm

6 Jaw-Dropping Superyachts Designed by Architects

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… » 1/03/14 9:30am 1/03/14 9:30am

$1 Billion Iraqi Parliament Will Rise Over Saddam's Half-Built Mosque

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. » 11/15/13 1:40pm 11/15/13 1:40pm

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 2:20pm 10/25/13 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 6:12pm 5/29/13 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 2:57pm 5/17/13 2:57pm

Inside Naomi Campbell's New Spaceship House

Naomi Campbell's new spaceship is almost done. The stunning 28,524-square-foot (2,650-square-meter) mansion feels like a smoothed Star Destroyer, with two 65-foot (20-meter) towers as the ship's bridge overlooking lush hills covered with birch and pine forests. The photos and the scale is nothing short of stunning. » 10/25/12 12:30pm 10/25/12 12:30pm

Metal Bar to Serve Space Cocktails at Home, Travel to the Future

How much do I like this home metal bar, this beautiful sculpture/unidentified drinking object created by architect Zaha Hadid for London's Home House? Let me count the ways: 1. Manhattan: 2 oz blended whiskey 1/2 oz sweet vermouth 1/2 oz dry vermouth 1 dash bitters Stir with ice, strain, add cherry. 2. Margarita: 3 oz… » 10/20/08 7:20pm 10/20/08 7:20pm