Thursday, 22 May 2008 00:00

Zaha Hadid’s Nordpark Cable Railway

Innsbruck threw a party with fireworks, lasers and flying drummers to celebrate the opening of Zaha Hadid’s Nordpark Cable Railway in December.
Tuesday, 08 April 2008 09:33

Chanel’s Mobile Art Container

On the roof of a car park in Hong Kong, in the shadow of Norman Foster’s HSBC building and IM Pei’s Bank of China, sits Chanel’s latest publicity ruse, the snake-like Mobile Art Container.
Published in NEWS
Monday, 07 April 2008 17:14

icon 059 out now

The May icon is something of a feast. The cover stars of the biggest issue of the year so far are a chicken and Dutch “eating designer” Marije Vogelzang. Vogelzang bakes dough with angle-poise lamps, prepares funeral banquets at which all the food is white, and organises tap-water tastings.
Published in NEWS

The authoritarian episodes of the 20th century have made people wary of utopian projects, and so urban experiments are confined to theory. But the real experiment will come when we try some of these ideas for real. In our utopia, things are layered and complex, but elegant and playful...

Wednesday, 05 September 2007 12:44

Architectural and design manifestos

For our special 50th issue we asked 50 of the most influential architects, designers and thinkers to tell us what they believe in.

Published in ICON 050 | August 2007

Why can’t Britain put together a decent architecture exhibition? Even a magnificent subject like Zaha gets slapdash treatment, says Tom Dyckhoff

Thursday, 23 August 2007 13:14

Manifesto #18 Zaha Hadid | Architect

Manifesto #18 with architect Zaha Hadid in London.

Published in MANIFESTOS
Tuesday, 27 March 2007 06:28

Maggie's Centre | icon 043 | January 2007

On the edge of a car park in East Fife stands Zaha Hadid’s first building in the UK.

On the edge of a car park in East Fife stands Zaha Hadid's first building in the UK.

Published in ICON 045 | March 2007
Saturday, 24 March 2007 09:04

Zaha Hadid | icon 028 | October 2005

Zaha Hadid London – people don't understand why I stay here. I must say I do regret not moving to New York when I loved it the most, which was in the Eighties. New York was my favourite place.

"To work with machines has the danger of monotony. The new building should be a bulwark against this, but also a building that is representative of the city"

Published in Features

The Phaeno Science Centre may be Zaha Hadid’s most important building yet. The €79 million (£55m) project, in Wolfsburg in northern Germany, is the most complex free-standing building Hadid’s office has completed.

Friday, 23 March 2007 10:56

Zaha Hadid's BMW factory in Leipzig

Zaha Hadid’s new BMW factory in Leipzig is the latest strike in the war of architectural one-upmanship that has broken out amongst German car manufacturers.

Published in News
What does this new monograph tell us about Zaha? That the first thing that needs exploding is her image.
Thursday, 22 March 2007 09:57

The Snow Show | icon 011 | April 2004

Marble dust crunches underfoot, frost is forming on your eyelashes and you can’t feel your thumbs. Ahead a structure looms like the wreck of an ice-breaker – magnificent and useless. But not abandoned. A crowd is circling and there are even people clambering up the sides. After all, this is not sculpture, this is architecture. This is Zaha Hadid’s latest… thing.

Published in ICON 011 | April 2004
Wednesday, 21 March 2007 06:34

Exhibit eh? | icon 001 | April 2003

Architectural exhibitions have become hollow, detached and lacking in curatorial drive.

Published in ICON 001 | April 2003

"I don't have an identity," declares Zaha Hadid. This is nonsense, of course. Hadid's identity is as complex and multi-layered as her buildings.

Published in Features
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