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Zaha Hadid sued a prominent architecture critic for defamation, and now the critic is apologizing

Zaha Hadid is no stranger to bad press. The Pritzker Prize-winning architect has been criticized for taking money from authoritarian patrons, for working in places where… 376 more words

You Who Came From the Stars / My Love From Another Star: a building fit for an alien, Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

Dongdaemun Design Plaza, or DDP – by Zaha Hadid Architects

This building, just opened last March, really is Seoul’s newest landmark, which looks pretty much like a lighted UFO (and how fitting for this alien/human kdrama). 157 more words

The Serpentine Galleries Pavilion

The Serpentine Galleries Pavilion is a temporary structure commissioned by the Serpentine Galleries on an annual basis. The architect is given a brief with the simplest of requirements: the pavilion must include a cafe open during the day, and facilitate a variety of exhibitions during the evening, from live art, to music and public speeches. 413 more words

Research

Vitra Part II: Vitra Fire Station

The Vitra Design Museum is a misleading title… It is still a working factory campus, and the Vitra company is family-owned and has given several leading designers their start throughout the years. 290 more words

Travel

A new award will honor the most destructive designs in the world

This summer, when Zaha Hadid’s monument to a dead dictator won an award from the Design Museum of London, it prompted some soul-searching in architecture circles. 329 more words

An essay on the ethical issues of sharing accountability for migrant workers in an increasingly globalised world.

The Profession of Architecture – Roles, Responsibiities and the Challenges of the Future: An essay on the ethical issues of sharing accountability for migrant workers in an increasingly globalised world. 1,539 more words

Architecture