Hadid, who died in at age 65, was born in Iraq and spent most of her life in the UK. Originally studying mathematics, she transferred to architecture in where she studied with Rem Koolhaus at the Architectural Association School of Architecture. She and her staff have designed over projects in 44 countries. Currently nestled between historic buildings, Hoxton Square appears to be a s redo of a s redo possibly infilled from WWII damage.
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Hadid, who died in at age 65, was born in Iraq and spent most of her life in the UK. Originally studying mathematics, she transferred to architecture in where she studied with Rem Koolhaus at the Architectural Association School of Architecture. She and her staff have designed over projects in 44 countries. Currently nestled between historic buildings, Hoxton Square appears to be a s redo of a s redo possibly infilled from WWII damage. So no historic building is harmed.
The square is home to an eclectic mix of bars, cafes, art galleries and nightclubs in newly trendy Shoreditch area of London. The building takes its shape from a prism of overlapping planes of sandblasted aluminum and glass and will house a two-level art gallery when complete. I include it here as example that not all the drama is in high-rises.
Spittelau Viaducts Housing Project, Vienna, Austria Another low-rise project, the Spittelau project is on the banks of the Danube and straddles a protected though disused series of arched railway viaducts. The destination project stitches together the traditional Vienna with historically less desirable immigrant neighborhoods. The arched railway viaducts are visible above and many have been converted into bars and restaurants to further enliven the area.
This, like Hoxton Square, are examples of how modern architecture can marry with existing historical structures in a jarring but interesting way. Casa Atlantica: Rio de Janiero, Brazil Sandwiched between two existing and relatively modern structures, Casa Atlantica maintains the horizontal flow of its neighbors while setting itself apart with generous and curvaceous balconies.
I use this example to highlight how a modern structure can accommodate neighbors while striking out on its own. Casa Atlantica is almost like a combination of the prow of a ship and an old-fashioned radiator on its side.
The ground-level lobby invites onlookers with its organic, almost nouveau midcentury vibe. From a distance, the balconies are space aged. Compared to its neighbors, you definitely want to live here! What a welcome mat beacon for Dallas. Designed in and currently under construction, the foot tall tower is encased in an eye-catching structural lattice.
Also, being structural, it transfers support to the exterior which allows for larger, column-free, interior spaces always an issue with high-rises.
Sunrise is a mixed use design with a hotel and residential along with office and retail elements. Instead, the building merges perfectly with the ground allowing passersby to directly interact with the tower at ground level. The design was submitted to a competition and there are currently no plans to build it.
Built as a series of six square tubes, each housing one unit type, means that each floor will be shared by a mix of one-bedroom first-timers up to three-bedroom families or retirees. All apartments will benefit from dual-aspect corner windows and wrap-around balconies. The building itself will be over 50 stories when complete in This mixed use space helps create or improve neighborhood vibrancy.
Grace on Coronation: Brisbane, Australia Consisting of three towers ranging from to stories, the Grace on Coronation will have apartments and eight riverfront villas. The project was approved by the Brisbane City Council in June , but neighborhood challenges have stalled construction.
Central Hub encompasses 1. Think of it as Fair Park 2. The overall design is meant to evoke a water drop the central observation tower as it strikes the ground.
Envisioned as not only a community space, but a tourist destination when completed … like Fair Park. Sure, no city can be full of these mesmerizing buildings without feeling gaudy and losing the impact of gems sprinkled amongst a plainer backdrop. Dallas already has plenty of plain backdrop to showcase a few stellar buildings. In and , the National Association of Real Estate Editors recognized my writing with two Bronze , and two Silver , awards.
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Torg Its form is composed of interwoven planes that control light and views between the interior and exterior of the building, using sand blasted aluminium and clear glass as the predominant materials. The balustrade around the front area also serves as seating — an element that penetrates into the building itself and an amenity that invites and attracts the public inside. Home news magazine competition About Shop Jobs. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architectsthe concept is based on the idea of a prism.
English Heritage fails to stop Zaha Hadid's Hoxton scheme