broken lines : zaha hadid

copyright : andrew trotter

i remember when zaha hadid was known more for her drawings than her buildings, it seamed like the fire station , which is now part of the vitra museum in germany was her only building. now the london based architect has major works in nearly every city in the world. at first i wasn’t too much of a fan of these strange shapes, i’m quite a purist, however i believe that all good architecture gives something wonderful to the city and to the people who enjoy it. my mind changed last year on my visit to roma. the maxxi, the new museum of modern art , is beautiful. it isn’t until you get inside that the lines and the spaces come to life, you feel how the building works, and how and open space can be made into beautiful separate spaces for the art. often for me new galleries show more of the building, than a good space for the works of art. but not the maxxi. at openhouse we have two pieces by hadid for alessi. a black 5 piece table setting, and a tall steel vase, like one of her towers. this is architecture in mini form

copyright : andrew trotter

copyright : andrew trotter

copyright : andrew trotter

copyright : andrew trotter

copyright : andrew trotter

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