Designer Spotlight: Zaha Hadid

Designer Spotlight: Zaha Hadid (by Ty Pennington)

It’s been a while since I’ve shined a spotlight on a fellow designer, so today I wanted to introduce everybody to one of my favorites in the world of architecture: Zaha Hadid.

Dongdaemun Design Park & Plaza by Zaha Hadid in Seoul (via design boom) Dongdaemun Design Park & Plaza by Zaha Hadid in Seoul (via design boom)

She’s popular for her work in building dynamic projects, so much so, that she was awarded the Pulitzer in 2004. And beyond her architectural creations, Hadid is a revolutionary when it comes to  theoretical and academic research. Hadid’s London-based practice has been credited for everything from residential design to cultural and corporate spaces. Her synchronized style is truly something I’ve aspired to in my own life and career. Finding harmony with the surrounding environment is one of the principles that Hadid’s designs are founded on, and we can all agree that I love to bring the outdoors in as often as possible.

Milan Citylife Apartments by Zaha Hadid (via design boom) Milan Citylife Apartments by Zaha Hadid (via design boom) Milan Citylife Apartments by Zaha Hadid (via design boom)

And if that wasn’t enough, Hadid is also known for her artwork and installation paintings that have been featured in galleries across the globe. Some of her collaborations were transformed for wallpaper and larger decor pieces, too. Check some of them our blow and see if you can figure out why I’m intrigued by her work.

Zaha Hadid Art Borders Wallpaper Beyond Boundaries, Art and Design by Zaha Hadid at Ivorypress Space Heydar Aliyev Center by Zaha Hadid

If you guessed her geometric inclination, you know me too well! I love her use of sharp and straight edges, as well as her bold color choices. Seriously awesome.

What do you think of Zaha Hadid’s revolutionary style? Do you have a favorite architect or designer I should look into for these spotlight posts? Share your thoughts in the comments. 

 

Photo Sources: Arq4design, design boom, dezeen, Konstantin Eulenburg