Architecture should be able to excite you, to calm you, to make you think. Zaha Hadid
Born in 1950.
Graduated in 1977.
Became partner at OMA in 1977.
First architectural Project 1994. "Vitra Fire Station"
Started her own practice in 1980. (age : 30)
Won Pritzker Prize in 2004. (age : 54) First woman to ever win this award.
Won Stirling Prize in 2011 & 2012. (age : 61-62).
Won RIBA Gold Medal in 2015. (age : 65).
Her architecture was unique and revolutionary, and she definitely was a great contributor in defining the future of architecture. Her built projects will forever be sparkling jewels in the history of architecture.
Read more & for a List of her Projects Click Here.
Happy 87th Birthday Frank Gehry!
Dull glass boxes are cold and not friendly to humanity and I am trying to change some of that. Frank Gehry
Happy Birthday Alvar Aalto!
2016 Pritzker Prize awarded to Chilean Architect Alejandro Aravena.
Mr. Aravena's work is fueled by the community and the public's participation in the design process. His work focuses on trying to use architecture as a solution to some of the biggest problems facing the world today such as migration, climate change and the lack of resources.
Read article at The New York Times
Watch Architecture Pritzker Prize 2016
Architecture Awards Season
It's been a couple of days and all I'm reading is "this architect won this award" and "that building won that award", So I guess it's Architecture Awards Season!
With Wikipedia help, Design Reader magazine have prepared a list of all the Global Architectural Awards their sponsor, goals and the latest winners recipients to date.
List of Global Architecture Awards