Thank You, Zaha Hadid

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(Zaha Hadid. Photo Cred: Slamp)

In light of the passing of Zaha Hadid, we wanted to highlight this amazing architect, and her incredible accomplishments.

Zaha Hadid was born in Bagdad, Iraq, and later became a naturalized citizen of Great Britain where she founded her own studio. From the beginning of her career in architecture, she had something new – and people were starting to see it.

Her work was innovative, fearless, original and extraordinary. For straying away from linear, breaking boundaries, and creating some of the most unique buildings in the world, Zaha Hadid became known world-wide. With this in mind, she caught the attention of Cincinnati, as they caught the attention of her with the construction of the Contemporary Arts Center.

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Contemporary Arts Center

Hadid strived to understand how space is used, and how to utilize it. Her work was showcased with the construction of the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympics.

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London Aquatics Centre

While there is no doubt that Zaha Hadid was an inspirational leader for women, becoming the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize, and the first woman to win the Royal Gold Medal, she wanted to be seen as simply, “an architect.”

This architect had another stage in Ohio as a guest professor at the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University.

Recently, she graced the world of lighting, with her design when she designed the Aria and Avia by Slamp. We are proud to have brought her work into our collection to share with our clients and customers. We are thrilled to have the Transparent Aria hanging in our front window!

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Aria by Slamp

As we remember Zaha Hadid, we want to say Thank You. Thank you for showing the world that it’s ok to break tradition, it’s ok to experiment, to be yourself, and to prove to the world that new can be absolutely beautiful.

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Avia by Slamp

(Photos by Slamp, Time Out, and A Casas Vieram de Noite)

 

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