Zaha Hadid's Influence on Architectureby  TRI-KES 

April 25, 2018 |

We continue to marvel at Zaha Hadid's dramatic influence in the design and architectural industries since our 2017 launch of the specialty wallcovering Zaha Hadid Hommage collection designed by the internationally acclaimed architect. The New York Times recently published an article entitled "Zaha Hadid's Desert Think Tank: Environmental Beauty and Efficiency" in which it describes the unique architectural strategies Zaha Hadid utilized in designing The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia which opened in October 2017.

 
Photo credit: Philip SInders


Photo credit: Hufton+Crow

According to the articleZaha Hadid looked to nature to design the building with a low carbon footprint in its desert location. She researched sponges, leaves and the skins of reptiles and created design and environmental strategies that mimicked biology. She and her team found that the cellular geometry of soap bubbles and honeycombs reappeared throughout nature because they pack efficiently - a concept clearly implemented in the design of the building. 

Zaha Hadid's impressive design and nod to environmental structures are vividly apparent in the images featured in The New York Times' article. It's easy to find similar techniques in the large-scale designs and murals from our Zaha Hadid wallcovering collection (shown below). 


AESTHETIC MURAL | STARCHITECT


PRITZKER MURAL | QUEEN OF THE CURVE


PROGRESSIVE MURAL | AVANT-GARDE


SCULPTURAL MURAL | FLUIDITY


UNCONVENTIONAL MURAL | FREE FORM

The feature photo and the first two images listed in this blog are taken from The New York Times' article "Zaha Hadid's Desert Think Tank: Environmental Beauty and Efficiency." The feature photo is by Hufton+Crow.

 

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