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Zaha Hadid's gift to the world was a creative genius that captured the collective imagination and influenced designers to challenge the perceived limits that were once imposed by both aesthetics and engineering. Her sudden death in 2016 shocked the global architecture community and the public alike, inspiring a commitment to maintain her passion to create built spaces and works that are as unique as they are endearing to a fascinated global following. Zaha Hadid Architects maintains its commitment to her ideals of fluidity, innovation, originality and organic progression. This practice is driven by the development of rigorous interfaces between natural topographies, human-made systems and innovative technologies that have resulted in almost 1000 landmark projects across the globe. With signature sophistication in the design, and superbly creative structures, Zaha Hadid led her firm to create transformative, cultural, corporate and residential spaces that entered into complete synchronicity with their surrounding environment. Inspired by the shared ideas and prominent for its breadth of practice, and beautifully packaged with detailed drawings, rich photography and insightful commentary, this exquisite book showcases and celebrates the intelligent design approach of the firm under the direction of one of the world's most extraordinary and iconic leaders in the fields of architecture, design and urbanism. Born in Baghdad, Iraq, Zaha Hadid (1950-2016) studied architecture in London and she became one of the most highly renowned and revered architects in the world. After founding Zaha Hadid Architects in 1979, Hadid continued to receive accolades for her highly sophisticated, signature projects, including the 2004 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the Stirling Prize in 2010 and 2011, and the 2016 Royal Gold Medal by the Royal Institute of British Architects. Hadid also held chairs and guest professorships at various universities worldwide, including Columbia, Harvard, Yale and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. With almost 1000 projects across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas, Hadid's outstanding contribution to the architectural profession was acknowledged by the world's most respected institutions, having been recently included on Forbes' list of the 'World's Most Powerful Women'.
"The difference between inspirational stories to the ones lacking inspiration often depends on the order the storyteller chooses to place his creation. In this sense, not only does this book represent a series of architect Eli Armon's architectural achievements, but also provides a statement on his work in retrospect by attempting a story narrative that looks at the tale of creation. Thus, a new creation is formed, designed by choosing the picture angle, by editing the order of the pictures, and by writing words that interlace into a melody of structure and creation. Armon's lyrical and philosophical points of view add another dimension to his architectural works that have created a texture of inspiration spots and have already turned into Places throughout our country." - Abridged text, from the Introduction. This unique monograph delves into intriguing and beguiling architectural works by Eliezer Armon. Inspired by images from Israel and its landscape, worldwide cultures, and the martial arts, Armon's multidisciplinary and unconventional professional approach to architecture sees in the architectural planning the materialization of views, existential concepts, circles of life and faith, as one united and multifaceted work. His work is that of a curious researcher. It sprouts from biblical sources, the Hebrew letters, Jewish tradition and Kabbalah. List of projects: Holon Wolfson Railway Station, Tel Aviv; Lehavim-Rahat Railway Station; Beer-Sheva Central Railway Station; Department of Public Works, Beer-Sheva; Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development; Abraham's Well Visitors' Center, Beer-Sheva; Yad Sara, Beer-Sheva; Officers School Synagogue, Mitzpe Ramon; Yod Alef Community Center, Beer-Sheva; Ramot Sportive Community Center, Beer-Sheva; Kindergarten and Center for the Care of the Elderly, Meitar; El-Zahara School, Lod; Omer Comprehensive School; The Sports Hall, Omer; Culture Hall, Omer.
An examination of the work and vision of world-renowned architect Sergei Tchoban, Architekt BDA. With offices in Berlin and Moscow, Sergei Tchoban designs, plans, and builds internationally. His most famous projects include the Federation Tower in Moscow, the DomAquarйe in Berlin, and the master plan for the European Embankment project in St Petersburg. Despite vigorous activities in new development, Sergei Tchoban is strongly influenced by his origins, and his fondness for historical construction and traditional European cities.
This much-anticipated new title forms part of the American Institute of Architect's esteemed Design for Aging Review program by the AIA Design for Aging Knowledge Community. The program includes a juried exhibition, innovation and insights, along with recent educational programs that showcase facilities representing conscientious surroundings that advance environments for senior living. This book celebrates the highly renowned program and features a specially selected and diverse range of projects. This volume showcases many outstanding projects in the areas of architectural innovation and represents the best designs for senior citizens, including nursing homes, dementia care, assisted living, and continuing care retirement communities. Each project is presented with rich, full-colour photography, detailed plans, and statistics, illuminating the high level of research, planning and community involvement that goes into these advancements in living environments for seniors. This comprehensive review of architectural design trends in aged-care facilities will appeal to aged-care providers, developers, users, and advocates; architects; and interior, landscape, and other design professionals.
The term "smart" in reference to homes and communities describes places whose function is related to or affected by information technology. In the wake of the ongoing digital revolutions of the 21st century, designers and planners are paying significant attention to the design of dwellings and neighbourhoods and are considering new economic realities, by integrating innovative digital appliances, which are also helping to foster economic sustainability for future generations. In this important book, Avi Friedman, Professor of Architecture at McGill University in Montreal, examines these concepts and their applications through several revealing essays, which are illustrated with lavish full-colour photography, detailed diagrams, and technological insight through a selection of case studies from around the globe. The text comprehensively investigates several key topics, namely the correlations between the built and the natural environments and their ecological attributes; issues of mobility and transportation; the mixing of amenities and residences; district heating and other energy efficiencies; planning for green open space while considering the residents' lifestyle; edible landscapes and novel urban agriculture practices and their implementation; reducing a community footprint with regards to the evolution of high-density living; the principles of heritage conservation within communities, where social, economic, and environmental issues are all present, where old is mixed with new; how sustainability is achieved when dwellings are designed for and equipped with advanced "green" technologies, for adaptable homes, multi-generational dwellings, add-in and add-on units, and plug and play, among others.