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ZHA celebrates its 40 years in architecture and design with a pop-up exhibition in New York

United States Architecture News - Nov 13, 2018 - 04:55   6044 views

ZHA celebrates its 40 years in architecture and design with a pop-up exhibition in New York

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has opened a new exhibition to celebrate its 40 years in architecture and design with a pop-up exhibition in New York. The large retrospective explores the innovative projects of the studio starting from city master plans to small-scaled product design.

ZHA undoubtedly redefines architecture for the 21st century with a repertoire of projects in every scale and form that have captured imaginations across the globe. 

ZHA celebrates its 40 years in architecture and design with a pop-up exhibition in New York

A new hat by ZHA transformed the fluid chevrons of 520 West 28th’s façade into a new hat. Image © Luke Hayes

Exploring formal concepts at all scales - from city masterplans and skyscrapers to furniture pieces, product designs and jewellery, the studio's recent exhibition provides an in-depth look at the firm's innovative projects realized in 40 years, as a result of a comprehensive research are inscribed within every design. 

ZHA celebrates its 40 years in architecture and design with a pop-up exhibition in New York

Image courtesy of ZHA

Opened in New York on November 8th, the exhibition can be visited until December, 2018 at 514 West 28th Street. Zaha Hadid Gallery’s pop-up exhibition in New York presents a curated selection of works including architectural models of 520 W 28th and a series of six ‘Silver Models’ representing eight key projects. 

Located on the ground floor of ZHA’s acclaimed 520 W 28th residential condominium building in Manhattan, this new 2,000 square feet gallery developed by Related Companies and joins their adjacent High Line Nine exhibition space.

ZHA celebrates its 40 years in architecture and design with a pop-up exhibition in New York

Image © Kris Tamburello

Originally conceived by Hadid for the 2005 ‘Silver Paintings’ exhibition at the ROVE Gallery, London, these abstract sculptural forms retain the essence of the formal language of the buildings.

ZHA celebrates its 40 years in architecture and design with a pop-up exhibition in New York

Image © Kris Tamburello

"Form and space are woven within the structure of buildings that evolve from their surroundings and tie disparate programs together. Enticingly contextual, each project combines an unwavering optimism for the future with concepts of connectivity and integration," said Zaha Hadid Architects.

ZHA celebrates its 40 years in architecture and design with a pop-up exhibition in New York

ZHA's 520 W 28th in New York. Image © Hufton+Crow

"Receiving the highest honours from civic, professional and academic institutions worldwide, ZHA is one of the world’s most consistently inventive architectural studios—and has been for four decades."

"These 40 years of research are inscribed within every design. Marrying innovative digital design methods with ecologically sound materials and sustainable construction practices, ZHA does not look at the disparate parts, but works to understand them as a whole to build the aspirations of a new generation," added the firm. 

ZHA celebrates its 40 years in architecture and design with a pop-up exhibition in New York

Image © Kris Tamburello

Collaborating with the world’s most renowned furniture-makers and fashion houses, she established Zaha Hadid Design in 2006; each piece inspired by ZHA’s work. Zaha Hadid Design continues this legacy—creating innovative collections informed by ZHA’s architecture and inventive methodologies.

"My product designs and architecture have always been connected. Some of our earliest projects were designs for products and interiors. These design pieces are very important to me and my team. They inspire our creativity by providing an opportunity to express our ideas through different scales and through different media; an essential part of our on-going design investigation," Zaha Hadid explained during her 2006 retrospective exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum, New York.

ZHA celebrates its 40 years in architecture and design with a pop-up exhibition in New York

Interior of 520 W 28th. Image © Hufton+Crow

Several of Zaha Hadid Design’s latest collaborations are showcased within the pop-up. The Striation rug from the new RE/Form collection for Royal Thai celebrates Hadid’s signature use of layering and play with light and shadow; while the AVIA chandeliers for Slamp embody integrating complexity with innovative manufacturing techniques, each comprised of 50 intricately layered elements that create a dynamic play of light.

ZHA celebrates its 40 years in architecture and design with a pop-up exhibition in New York

 AVIA chandeliers for Slamp. Image courtesy of ZHA

"The development of the High Line Nine is part of Related Companies’ ongoing commitment to preserve and enhance the cultural character of West Chelsea, and further expand the art and cultural neighbourhood coming to life at Hudson Yards," said Greg Gushee, Related’s executive vice president.

ZHA celebrates its 40 years in architecture and design with a pop-up exhibition in New York

Image courtesy of ZHA

Developed by ZHCODE — ZHA’s computation and design research group — Lapella continues the studio’s ongoing experimentation into innovative new methods of design and construction to generate geometries defined by light-weight material utilisation and structural performance.

ZHA celebrates its 40 years in architecture and design with a pop-up exhibition in New York

Image © Hélène Binet

This investigative approach is evident in each of the works presented within the New York pop-up; demonstrating the studio’s collaborative, research-led methodology where furniture and product designs are inter-related at an architectural scale with their research and experimentation of new materials and manufacturing technologies.

ZHA celebrates its 40 years in architecture and design with a pop-up exhibition in New York

Image courtesy of ZHA

ZHA celebrates its 40 years in architecture and design with a pop-up exhibition in New York

Image courtesy of ZHA

ZHA celebrates its 40 years in architecture and design with a pop-up exhibition in New York

Image © Kris Tamburello

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