Zaha Hadid was the first woman recognized with the Pritzker Architecture Prize, in 2004, and after that, in 2010 and 2011 she was also awarded with the Stirling Prize.
She was born in Iraq but studied Architecture in London and in 1980 she opened her own studio, Zaha Hadid Archictects, and “lowered the voices that claimed that her architecture was impossible to build”.
Her buildings are futuristic as any project that she is involved in, characterized by innovation, originality and with multiple perspectives points, trying to evoke the chaos of modern life.
Recently, Zaha Hadid Architects (specifically, Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher) created an unique design piece “The Liquid Galcial”. This amazing table serie can be appreciated at David Gill Gallery, located on a quiet corner of King Street, in London.
This collection resemble to a set of plates of moving ice. The elementary geometry of the flat top appears transformed from static to fluid by the subtle waves below the surface. Meanwhile, the table’s legs seem water tunnels, draining down from the surface. It seems to pour from the horizontal in water frozen in time.
Crafted from a new-fangled acrylic resin in Italy, each table is smooth to the touch in spite of its illusionary rippled appearance. This transparent acrylic material add depth and complexity through infinite reflections. The result generates a dynamic piece that is adapted from the observer’s viewpoint.
This design project does not compromise functionality or ergonomic requirements and a it is a coherent evolution of architecture narrative exploring movement through space.
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