Norman Foster on Zaha Hadid's “extraordinary” Capital Hill Residence

Norman Foster praises Zaha Hadid’s “extraordinary” Capital Hill Residence in the first of a series of video interviews with leading architects, which Dezeen and Architizer conducted for our video tribute to Zaha last month.

Capital Hill Residence is a villa in Barvikha Forest close to Moscow, which was designed for Russian property developer Vladislav Doronin. Completed in 2011, it is the only private house that Hadid built during her lifetime.

In this movie, which Dezeen filmed at Foster + Partners’ offices in London, Foster compares a computer visualisation of the project to photographs of the completed building.

“It’s an extraordinary resolution of this futuristic image and the built reality,” he says. “Zaha the futurist, dynamic architect of the future was also delivering.”

Hadid died suddenly from a heart attack in March. Foster says he regrets that he was not able to tell Hadid how happy her client was with the finished project.

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