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Friday, 1st March 2013 at 11:29am
In the latest move forward for a new London airport Boris Johnson has appointed Zaha Hadid Architects, along with aviation experts, to develop designs for a multi runway hub, to be built in the southeast.
Zaha Hadid will submit plans that will also help make recommendations on the location of the airport, which the Mayor of London sees as vital to rejuvenate the British economy and to solve the current aviation crisis.
Other organisations asked to prepare plans, as part of an airport design and infrastructure panel, were Atkins, a British design and engineering company, and Pascall & Watson architects who worked on St. Pancras international and Heathrow Terminal 5.
Find out more via the full press release here.
Thursday, 17th January 2013 at 3:26pm
The piece covers her relationship with some of the world's top architects and her amazing ability to capture their creations in a truly unique and breath-taking manner. Due to her stunning work, she is regarded as one of the best architectural photographers in the world and when you see the images she has taken it is no surprise that architects such as Le Corbusier, David Chipperfield, Alvar Aalto and Zaha Hadid have all used her to document their work.
Read the piece and see more images here.
Saturday, 3rd March 2012 at 7:47am
Now, to celebrate the notepad's association with architects and their sketchpads, Moleskine has launched a new range of raw grey cardboard books with excerpts from the original notebooks of four inspirational architects, Zaha Hadid, Giancarlo De Carlo, Peter Wilson of BOLLES+WILSON and Alberto Kalach.
Providing unprecedented access to their archives and personal files these small Moleskine books show reproductions of their works alongside blank pages for the owner’s own use. Passages of handwritten text from the architects explaining their inspiration for the original sketches are also shown within the notebooks as well as replicas of line drawings on table napkins and scraps of paper and early plans for now completed buildings.
These are really interesting insights into the thought processes of some of the world's leading architects and a must have for architecture fans.
They are a bit difficult to find on the Moleskine website but if this link does not take you straight to them search for Architecture. You can also see more on Design Boom.