Tag Archives: zaha hadid

Value FO Money!

OR a budget well spent!

yes, very briefly in this building you cannot see the pool:

WIN !

i dont put a source to keep it simple

 

Insane Breaking News

A first time for the Giraffe…A re-post from ArchDaily!!!! yes that is the insane breaking news….

A Zaha building on fire inevitably is something we have long expected, if we are to consider the design tactics/methods in their office…-long pause 2 think-

Zaha Hadid’s recently-opened Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku caught fire today. Flames started in the ceiling and, according to the Emergency Situations Ministry and Azerbaijani Prosecutor General’s Office, were successfully prevented from spreading throughout the inner parts of the museum. Thankfully, no one has been hurt.

It hasn’t been long since the architecture world was sadden by a fire that caused extensive damage to Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation in Marseilles.”

live coverage>>>

cya

-wouldnt wanna be ya-

Zahaha

I dont always go to cocktail parties but when i do ..

Bonus

our role model down here at the FG

[SO] back // Ups & Downz

hallo germany, hallo Europez

what an action packed april this one has been…or not. The truth is that the FG team has been keeping one eye out for random lols here and there… Truth is that there were quite a few of them, but we aint no haterz, so were not gonna focus only one the bad side…

So lets start with our Ups and Downz for April.

UP #1

SCi-Arc

Now, we all know that we are not so in fond of SciArc and their tactics but we have to admit it when we see something we actually like. Figuring on the top, and only entry, of the UP category this random chinese dude, who DISSOBEYED his tutors instructions to FULLY PARAMETRISIZE his project, amd had the balls to use his Photoshop skillz for once in that school…No need to say this guy failed his semester…lolzz

-like bringing knives to a gunfight..wa?-

FG MEMO

WE ARE FUTURE GIRAFFES.

WE ARE INTERNET CELEBRITIES.

WE ARE LEGION.

AND

WE APPROVE THESE HOT CHICKS FROM SCIARC.

♥♥ MAKENZIE ♥♥

*FG approved*

DOWN #1

Dezeen.

yes yes, we know that every time your first year tutor asks you do find some refferences for your project, most of you botz run like headless chickens to Dezeen’s homepage, but..

THIS IS GETTING PHAKING ANNOYING!

Unfortunately the most interesting articles lately on dezeen are the mixtape articles from five years ago…

THIS IS GETTING PHAKING ANNOYING!

DOWN #2

STARCHITECTS.

So, what up with our so precious idols…?no, seriously…

Zaha is like trying to boost her popularity through random design fairs( last she was spotted at Milan’s Design Fair, being interviewed by a random chinese dezeen intern…’nuff said), Gehry is still locked in his private room, having an eye-to-eye showdown with a koutsomoura*(scroll down to see what koutsomoura means) in order to find inspiration, and The BIG is still playing his ball-even though his playing volleyball with tennis balls…- and Rem has gone guerilla, withdrawn in russia and launching his strategic operations, undercover mode.

FG TIP 2 STARCHITECTS:

guys, hire an image consultant, new 3d monkeys, more hot secretaries…

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And for the end, another classical case of

“WHO COPIED WHO??”

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Materialise.MGX’s lamp from 2007…

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Jordan Hodgson, from the Royal College of Art in da Londan

Leaving it to you to judge who copied who…

*koutsomoura : is a native Mediterranean fish (very ugly and very funny )

CIAO FOR NOW

Update : Zaha signs for Central.Bank.Iraq

yo,

remember a few weeks ago when we wrote about Zaha making her first project in Iraq a.k.a where she was born ?

Click here for the Post : “Zaha killin’it in Iraq

“Zaha Hadid signed the agreement to design the new Central Bank of Iraq at a ceremony held at the Iraqi Embassy in London.

The Baghdad-born architect won the project – her first in her native land – 18 months ago and is about to start work on the detailed design.

The bank will stand on the banks of the Tigris and is intended to be a symbol of a new Iraq, though security remains a key design requirement.

It will replace the existing modernist headquarters – designed by Danish practice Dissing & Weitling in 1985 and built from marble-clad reinforced concrete with few exterior openings – which was stormed by insurgents in 2010..

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… continue reading at bdonline (Take me there powerful internet)

News // Zaha Killing it in Iraq

Back into 2010 Zaha made it for the first time to do a project in her native country :

FUN FACT :

The largest bank robbery in history

In March 2003, on several occasions beginning on March 18, the day before the United States began bombing Baghdad, nearly US$1 billion was stolen from the Central Bank of Iraq. This is considered the largest bank heist in history.

*wiki (+)

Anyway,

The ZAHA POWER is about to scoop the Iraqi Parliament according to BDonline (+)

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Zaha Hadid Architects has been shortlisted to design a $1 billion (£650 million) new parliament building in Iraq.

A senior architect with the practice, Iraqi-born Mohamed Al-Jubori, was one of a number to attend a presentation at the Ishtar hotel — formerly the Sheraton — in Baghdad last month at which Iraqi parliament president Osama al-Nujaifi gave bidders a project briefing.

The practice already has one contract in the country of Hadid’s birth — a new headquarters for the Central Bank of Iraq which it won in 2010 — but the parliament building in the middle of the Iraqi capital promises to be a still more potent symbol of the new Iraq.

A spokesman for the firm confirmed it was chasing the job but declined to comment further.

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ciaos for now

Zaha(ha)

 

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