Zaha Hadid

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Legendary architect and designer Zaha Hadid who should need no introduction amongst the readers of this blog has launched an entirely new website with an extremely robust archive of an absolutely jaw-dropping body of work that few of us could ever even dream of achieving.

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Andrew Wonder goes underground in NYC with Steve Duncan to explore the underside of the urban jungle. There is nothing better than quality longform content on Vimeo and this is definitely that.

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Domestic Transformer

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“In Hong Kong, because of the space, apartments are small and expensive. Gary Chang, an architect, decided to design a 344 sq. ft. apartment to be able to change into 24 different designs, all by just sliding panels and walls. He calls this the ‘Domestic Transformer.’

Chang constructed a nice little ‘hideaway’ for himself. Wink wink.

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Shanghai World Expo UK Pavilion

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Alright, I will be the first to admit that I thought there was really no humanly possible way that the initial renders from Heatherwick Studio of the U.K. Pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo could ever plausibly be built in reality. It has however been manifested and it is a work of pure architectural mastery. I wish so much that I could see it and stand inside it. It looks absolutely amazing. I could describe the concept of the building behind which lies, in essence, a massive seed bank formed from 60,000 transparent fiber optic rods encasing one or more seeds at the tips. Instead of butchering the article in my words, you should do yourself a favor and head to Arch Daily and read about this true and meaningful work of art.

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