Lecture date: 2004-11-05
Zaha Hadid studied at the AA from 1972 and was awarded the Diploma Prize in 1977. She joined OMA in the same year and started teaching in Dip 9 with her former tutors Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis, before leading her own unit until 1987. More recently, she held the Kenzo Tange Chair at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard; the Sullivan Chair of the University of Illinois; and is Professor at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. She has also held several guest professorships. Best known for her seminal built works, her central concerns involve a simultaneous engagement in practice, teaching and research. Experimenting with new spatial concepts that intensify existing urban landscapes in the pursuit of a visionary aesthetic that encompasses all fields and scales of design, her work has been both widely published and the subject of several major exhibitions.
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In Honor of Zaha Hadid: A Conversation with Frank Gehry, Peter Eisenman and Deborah Berke, moderated by Mark Foster Gage.
Three senior, distinguished members of the Yale School of Architecture faculty, each of whom who had enjoyed strong, personal and long-lived histories with Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor Zaha Hadid, engage in a conversation about architecture and Professor Hadid, who died unexpectedly on 31 March 2016.
Discussion of housing is currently based on politics, migration, urbanisation, new cities and numbers. What has happened to consideration of this building type as architecture, and what lessons could we draw from the work of Zaha Hadid Architects in Berlin and across the world?
Source by World Architecture Festival
Lecture date: 1994-06-01
John Dennys Memorial Lecture: John Dennys was involved with the AA over a period of 27 years - as a student, lecturer, member of Council, and President. On his death in 1973, a visiting lectureship was established to mark his interest in education.
Zaha Hadid graduated from the AA with the Diploma Prize in 1977. She joined OMA in the same year and started teaching in Dip 9 with her former tutors Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis. She taught at the AA until 1987. Her work has been the subject of several major exhibitions and in 1992 she was commissioned to design an exhibition on the Russian Avant-Garde for the Guggenheim. The main focus of the work of her office in the early 1990s has been the development of a competition-winning design for an Art and Media Centre in D
Lecture date: 2007-02-06
By taking the tools of parametric design into the domain of urbanism, the power of the parametric paradigm can potentially be harnessed to build up urban fields with a new level of ordered complexity. The lecture will present a series of relevant projects and investigate our capacity to perceive, conceive and navigate the spatial complexity of a coherent urban field.
Patrik Schumacher has taught at the AA DRL since 1996 and is partner at Zaha Hadid Architects. In 1999 he completed his PhD at the Institute for Cultural Science, Klagenfurt University. His contribution to the discourse of contemporary architecture is also evident in his writings (Digital Hadid, London 2004) as well as in his work as a curator (Latent Utopias, Graz 2002).
The sudden death of Dame Zaha Hadid could not also mean the end of Zaha Hadid Architects. With major projects still ongoing all over the world, the firm had to keep things running strong, focusing on the future while managing grief. After working with Zaha for nearly thirty years, Patrik Schumacher has now taken over leadership at the firm, and joins us on the podcast to discuss what it was like collaborating with her "killer instinct", and how he can continue honoring the "DNA" of her work.
Source by Archinect
Zaha Hadid Architects (London) has become a world leader in urbanism, architecture and design through projects that integrate man-made systems and preexisting topography. The practice has benefited from its collaborations with leading artists, designers, engineers, and clients, and from its work with state-of-the-art technologies. The MAXXI: National Museum of 21st Century Art in Rome, BMW Central Building in Leipzig, Guangzhou Opera House, and Aquatics Centre for the London 2012 Olympics are salient examples of the firm's dynamic architectonic sensibility. Current projects include the KAPSARC Research Centre in Riyadh, High-Speed train stations in Naples and Durango, an office tower in Marseille, and urban master plans in North Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Zaha Hadid was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004.
Lecture date: 2011-03-11
Participants: Patrik Schumacher, Jeff Kipnis, Lars Spuybroek, Charles Jencks, Eric Owen Moss, Wolf D Prix, Alejandro Zaera Polo, Mark Wigley, Marc Cousins, Brett Steele, Zaha Hadid
Organised by Patrik Schumacher
The debate will be guided by the issues raised in Patrik Schumacher's book The Autopoiesis of Architecture, which is being published by Wiley. Volume 1 was launched at the AA on 7 December 2010; Volume 2 will come out in autumn 2011. The purpose of the book is to give leadership to the discipline. It presents a systematic treatise on architecture, a unified theory constructed on the basis of a comprehensive discourse analysis of the discipline, rationally reconstructed as autopoietic system of communications, within the framework of Niklas Luhmann’s social systems theory.
The theory of architectural autopoiesis constructs a unified theoretical system that integrates many partial theories. The following theories are presented in Volume 1: theories of architectural theory; of architecture’s historical emergence; of the discipline’s self- demarcation; of the avant-garde; of the form-function aesthetic theory; of style(s), design media theory; and of architecture’s societal function. (Volume 2 continues with theories of architecture’s task articulated into an organisational, a phenomenological, and a semiological dimension; design process theory; of architecture’s relevant societal environment; of architecture’s relationship to politics; of architectural self-description. Volume two ends with a comprehensive argument for parametricism as unified, epochal style for the 21st century.)
Guests/speakers might pick one of following topics/questions (or bring anything else into the debate):
A fundamental question of ethos/ideology/discursive culture: Should we – the participants/protagonists of architecture – commit/submit ourselves to a collective debate arguing about the direction in which architecture should progress?
Is all relevant architecture globally relevant architecture, i.e. world architecture?
In which way is architecture autonomous? Is architecture one of the great autopoietic function systems of society?
Demarcating architecture: Does architecture/design constitute a sui generis discursive field and domain of expertise distinct from art, engineering and science?
The raison d’etre of architecture: Does architecture have a specific role or function to fulfil within society?
Does architecture have a stable discursive core identity? Which are the permanent and which the variable communication structures of architecture?
Can architecture be defined via its lead distinction of form vs function?
Is the distinction between avant-garde and mainstream a useful schema to analyse what goes on in architecture?
What is the role of architectural theory? Can there be architecture without theory?
Is the category of beauty still valid within architecture? What is the role and raison d’etre of aesthetic values?
What is the significance and import of the evolving design media?
Is the category of style(s) still valid (or even necessary) within architecture?
Does it make sense to propose a comprehensive, unified theory of architecture in the form of an elaborate theoretical system?
These are topics that might be raised by any of the speakers, or these might be questions with which the speakers might be confronted by the host. The idea here is to share a set of questions without necessarily allocating or selecting questions.
We visit an exhibition of drawings and paintings that cast light on the formative years of the late Zaha Hadid and ask about the enduring pull of the French capital in the world of couture, with a rundown of January’s packed fashion calendar. Plus: the finest from Paris’s preeminent design tradeshow Maison & Objet.
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Lecture date: 1997-11-25
Zaha Hadid has won international acclaim for her many successful competition entries. Her paintings and drawings have always been an important means for exploration, and her work has been both widely published and the subject of several major exhibitions. In this lecture she discusses her project for a Museum of Islamic Arts in Doha, Qatar; a design scheme for the Millennium Dome in Greenwich; and a competition for the Campus Centre of the IIT, Chicago.
Zaha Hadid studied at the AA from 1972 and was awarded the Diploma Prize in 1977. She joined OMA in the same year and started teaching in Dip 9 with her former tutors Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis, before leading her own unit until 1987. Her work has been the subject of several major exhibitions.
Lecture date: 1997-12-02
Morality and Materialism
As part of the lecture series Ethics and the Questions of Space, the Environment and Architecture organised by the AA Graduate School,
Patrik Schumacher lectures on the subject of morality and materialism.