Zaha Hadid was an Iraqi-born British architect. Her work was in neo-futurism and parametricism, which according to Wiki “is a style within contemporary avant-garde architecture, promoted as a successor to post-modern architecture and modern architecture.” You don’t have to know precisely what that means to appreciate her designs. They convey a sense of fluidity in a futuristic way. I could imagine her work being studied and admired for hundreds of years to come.
I don’t think that architecture is only about shelter, is only about a very simple enclosure. It should be able to excite you, to calm you, to make you think. Zaha Hadid
In March 2016, Hadid passed away at the age of 65. At the time, she had 36 projects in 21 countries planned or in the process of construction. Her design firm Zaha Hadid Architects, who boasts 950 projects in 44 countries with 400 staff, will continue her work posthumously. So, as a means of tribute and of inspiration for art and talent I gathered some of her most beautiful designs.
Check out this video made by her company to illustrate the process of architectural design.
For a more indepth analysis of her designs, check out this Slideshare: