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The Architecture of Harry Weese

The Architecture of Harry Weese | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Harry Weese & Associates built constantly from 1948 to 2000 but never reached the high profile of contemporaries like I.M. Pei and Philip Johnson. Weese’s architecture is highly original and often stunning, but has not been elevated into the late-modern canon alongside the less prolific work ofLouis Kahn or Paul Rudolph (unlike them, Weese never taught at Yale). Yet Weese’s hundreds of built projects, unrelenting urban boosterism, and deep commitment to public life and preservation made him arguably more influential than any of his contemporaries.

 

Weese’s most poetic work includes a pair of churches built in the early 1960s: First Baptist of Columbus, Indiana, and St. Thomas in Neenah, Wisconsin. The latter is disappointingly undocumented in the book, save for a striking photograph that shows the church’s raw concrete and timber interior, as Weese described it, “Devoid of pomp, yet bold in belief; material luxuriousness, no; richness of space and light and sound, yes.”  It seems to match the best work of Marcel Breuer, who at the same time was also building spare, dramatic beton-brut churches in the upper Midwest. And slightly later, the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, resolved the constraints of an awkward triangular site on Wacker Drive by turning the rear of its large auditorium into a travertine-clad curve that holds its own against the backdrop of the Loop’s most famous skyscrapers.

 

Weese challenges Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in steel and glass as featured  here…. Shadowcliff, a corporate president’s vacation office: a glass box jutting out from a sheer rock cliff above Lake Michigan, hanging from castellated Corten beams anchored into the rock face. A horizontal porthole cut into the floor looks straight down. The other,Chicago’s Time-Life building, looks at first glance like a humorless corporate box, Weese’s own contribution to what he termed “the hard edge bar-graph of downtown.”


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ParadigmGallery's curator insight, July 5, 2013 1:28 PM

At his peak in the sixties and seventies, Harry Weese was arguably Chicago’s preeminent architect, a visionary whose ideas helped revive the city’s fraying downtown and whose projects won worldwide acclaim.

Architect Frank Cunha III has a great blog, I Love My Architect. One of the features is a weekly post about a contemporary architect or mid century icon. This post is about a very interesting architect that is a new name to my repetoire and perhaps yours. Obviously a lesser known name, but certainly a laudable body of work.

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Sites de CURATION de CONCERT URBAIN + FACEBOOK + BLOG + JOURNAL

Sites de CURATION de CONCERT URBAIN + FACEBOOK + BLOG + JOURNAL | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

 

 

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“a closer look at urbanism and architecture”
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Actions de concertation citoyenne
“participation citoyenne aux prises de décision d'intérêt général”
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Le BONHEUR comme indice d'épanouissement social et économique.
Le bonheur c'est comment on fait pour vivre ensemble
http://www.scoop.it/t/le-bonheur-comme-indicateur-d-epanouissement-social-et-economique

 

Machines Pensantes
“La vie sous toutes ses formes”
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Design participatif : méthodes, théories, approches multimédia.
“Comment impliquer le citoyen dans le design des outils de débat en-ligne.”
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Les moyens de sondage alternatif : comment "extraire" l'opinion de supports multimédias ?
“Comment cibler et ensuite représenter l'opinion de citoyens qui débattent sur des plateformes multimédia ? ”
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Le contexte socio-politique de la démocratie participative : la question de "accountability", entre l’évaluation et la transparence.
“On écoute, on parle, on participe, on diffuse, on commente...et après, quoi ? Que faire de la concertation ? Que font les élus de notre parole, nos opinions, nos propositions ?”

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Modèles et typologies du débat. La médiation de conflits
“Trouver des "modèles" de débat. Coment schématiser les lignes de tension lors d'un conflit ? Quelles méthodes de médiation pour arriver à la résolution de conflits ? ”
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Entre bonheur et bien-être : quels critères pour mesurer le progrès et la productivité ?
“We're looking for all leads that might help better understand how to define (and mesure) happiness.”
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De la curation en géographie urbaine...

 

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Yesterday's Future: Visionary Designs by Future Systems and Archigram

Yesterday's Future: Visionary Designs by Future Systems and Archigram | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
The exhibition “Yesterday's Future” juxtaposes utopias by Future Systems and Archigram. It presents extraordinary utopias created by the teams of architects at Future Systems and Archigram. It focuses on detailed technical drawings, brightly coloured collages and filigree original models.
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Zaha Hadid's STUDENT Envisions an Antarctic Port For Tourism and Research

Zaha Hadid's STUDENT Envisions an Antarctic Port For Tourism and Research | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Antarctic icebergs morph into a sprawling multi-functional hub for research, transport and accommodation in one of the latest projects to come out of Zaha Hadid's Studio at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Designed by architecture student Sergiu-Radu Pop, the project hypothesizes a point of arrival for the world's final frontier of development. The project employs biomimicry as a primary design tool, replicating the jagged asymmetrical edges of ice formations along the coast of the southern ocean. 
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I like the way the boat sits in the building.
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Zaha Hadid Architects designs office for Russia's Silicon Valley

Zaha Hadid Architects designs office for Russia's Silicon Valley | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Zaha Hadid Architects has been selected to design a building for a technology park near Moscow, the first major project the firm has secured since the death of its founder last month.

Zaha Hadid Architects won an international design competition for the Sberbank Technopark building, which will be built at the Skolkovo Innovation Center near the Russian city. The new science and technology park – designed to host emerging IT, biomedical, energy, nuclear and space innovation companies – is said to be Russia's answer to Silicon Valley.
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Zaha Hadid Architects completes "OYSTER-LIKE" ferry terminal

Zaha Hadid Architects completes "OYSTER-LIKE" ferry terminal | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled its first completed building since the death of its founder, a maritime terminal for ferries and cruise liners in Salerno
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Marcel Breuer's Central Library in Atlanta Faces Demolition Threat

Marcel Breuer's Central Library in Atlanta Faces Demolition Threat | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Like many Brutalist buildings in America, the Central Library in Atlanta by Marcel Breuer is facing demolition, reports The Architect's Newspaper. Completed in 1980 with a 300-seat theater, restaurant and 1 million books, the building exemplifies Breuer’s sensibilities, with its bush-hammered concrete panels and Bauhaus-inspired forms. However, over the years the building has fallen into disrepair, with its theater closing in the mid-1990s, and the restaurant closing a few years later. In 2002, the city spent $5 million on restoration. Even so, in 2008, voters approved a $275 million bond referendum, which included a proposal to replace the library by Breuer with another. Despite protests from preservationists, the building’s future is uncertain, with voters clearly calling for a new library building.
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Doug Mirams's curator insight, April 22, 7:26 AM
America is being brutal to Brutalism with Atlanta's Central Library the next Brutalist to face demolition.
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Zaha Hadid Architects Will COMPLETE Four Projects in 2016, with curiosity, integrity, passion and determination

Zaha Hadid Architects Will COMPLETE Four Projects in 2016, with curiosity, integrity, passion and determination | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Zaha Hadid Architects has 36 projects underway in 21 countries, and four of them will be completed this year. The Salerno Maritime Terminal will open later this month, the Port House, Antwerp, in September, the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) in Riyadh, in October, and the Mathematics Gallery at the Science Museum in London, in December.

In spite of the untimely death of the practice’s namesake last month, the firm has pledged to continue with its slate of projects, stating, “Zaha is in the DNA of Zaha Hadid Architects. She continues to drive and inspire us every day, and we work on as Zaha taught us – with curiosity, integrity, passion and determination.”

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LEAF LIKEobservatories of Taiwan tower

LEAF LIKEobservatories of Taiwan tower | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
"Floating Observatories" the name of the tower in Taiwan has a "tree-like" shape with eight "leaf-like" observatories. Each observatory can accommodate 50 to 80 persons. Built from lightweight materials and activities such as helium spheres. This can be seen as a form of impressive architectural design.
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L’enfant : un IMPENSÉ du travail de conception architecturale ?

L’enfant : un IMPENSÉ du travail de conception architecturale ? | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Comment les architectes pensent-ils les enfants dans la ville ? Rares sont ceux qui leur consacrent une authentique réflexion et prennent en comptent la spécificité de leurs besoins et de leurs usages urbains. Bendicht Weber revient toutefois sur la pensée de Louis Kahn qui s’est efforcé, au-delà des normes impératives de protection, de réfléchir aux enjeux que soulève la détermination du sens et de la forme des espaces qui leur sont dévolus.


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Is Apple's campus design about making the corporation your ENTIRE life? | News | Archinect

Is Apple's campus design about making the corporation your ENTIRE life? | News | Archinect | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Mwa ha ha...or more design genius? Steve Jobs apparently wanted Apple's "Spaceship Campus" to "reflect the Californian landscapes from his childhood" according to Norman Foster.
When Apple finishes its new $5 billion headquarters in Cupertino, California, the technorati will ooh and ahh over its otherworldly architecture, and Apple will pat itself on the back for yet another example of "innovation." ...But few are aware that Apple’s monumental project is already outdated, mimicking a half-century of stagnant suburban corporate campuses that isolated themselves—by design—from the communities their products were supposed to impact. — Fast Company Design

This fascinating article delves into the soul-sucking thinking behind isolated corporate behemoth design, which essentially captures the employee for the entire day and encourages a detached, "Who cares; I've got mine!" thinking towards maintaining urban infrastructure. Consider this:

Connecticut General’s new corporate estate included snack bars, ping-pong tables, shuffleboards, bowling alleys, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, a barbershop, beauty parlor, game room, media library, meditation room, and gas station, as well as offsite services like dry-cleaning, shoe repair, flowers, and grocery delivery—more than half a century before Google and Facebook added such benefits. "All these perks had a certain element of welfare capitalism," Mozingo says, "this idea that the all-inclusive physical environment is going to foster certain kinds of behavior, which are profitable for the company."
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Vidéo – PLUIE de LUMIÈRE dans le Louvre Abu Dhabi - Réalisations

Vidéo – PLUIE de LUMIÈRE dans le Louvre Abu Dhabi - Réalisations | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

A la manière des moucharabiehs –dont Jean Nouvel s’était déjà inspirée pour concevoir la façade de l’Institut du monde arabe à Paris-, les ouvertures de la coupole laissent passer une « pluie de lumière » qui inonde le musée du Louvre Abu Dhabi. Ces rayons tombent littéralement du plafond et dessinent sur le sol des motifs lumineux qui évoluent au fil de la journée.

Le dôme de 180 mètres de diamètre s’inspire de l’architecture traditionnelle arabe des moquées et des madrasas. Il couvre les deux tiers du bâtiment et ses multiples ouvertures géométriques permettent de contrôler la lumière et la chaleur au sein de l’édifice. Ce système reproduit les effets des feuilles de palmier tressées, utilisées localement comme matériaux de couverture.

La construction du musée du Louvre Abu Dhabi a débutée en janvier 2013. Sa coupole a été posée en 2014.

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Watch Over 50 Architecture Documentaries Via This YouTube Channel

Watch Over 50 Architecture Documentaries Via This YouTube Channel | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Over the past 20 years, many of the most renowned European cultural institutions - including ARTE France, Les Films d’Ici, the Louvre, the Ministry of Culture and Communication Department of Architecture and Heritage, Centre Pompidou, City of Architecture and Heritage, Musée d'Orsay and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe - have come together to produce more than 50 architecture documentaries devoted to the most significant achievements of architecture, its beginnings, and the latest creations of the great architects of today. Now, these videos are accessible to the public via the YouTube Channel ACB (Art and Culture Bureau).

Each documentary is approximately 26 minutes long, and focuses on the genesis and impact of a single building that has played a role in the evolution of architecture. Narration is in English, and many of the videos of newer buildings feature interviews with the architects themselves. Check out some of the videos below, or find the entire list here.
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Julie Gimbal pose son regard sur le projet des HALLES

Julie Gimbal pose son regard sur le projet des HALLES | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Le nouveau Forum des Halles a été inauguré hier, une occasion pour nous de questionner Julie Gimbal à propos de ce nouveau centre névralgique parisien. L’historienne de l’architecture, spécialiste de l’architecture de grande hauteur, de l’architecture contemporaine, et du patrimoine architectural, co-auteur de l’ouvrage « La tour et la ville, manuel de la grande hauteur » et contributrice régulière de Lumières de la ville, répond à nos questions.
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CASA BRUTALE is Getting Built, and Here’s Why (Hint: The Internet)

CASA BRUTALE is Getting Built, and Here’s Why (Hint: The Internet) | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
When ArchDaily published “Live on the Edge with OPA’s Casa Brutale” in July of last year, we expected it to be popular on our site, but few anticipated exactly how much attention the project would receive—enough to secure a position in the top 10 most read articles on the site in 2015. But what happened next was perhaps more astounding. By the end of the week, the project had been picked up by the gamut of non-architecture news outlets ranging from Slate to Yahoo to CNET to CNBC. For a few short days, it became difficult to traverse the wild expanses of the internet without a sighting of the project’s lead image, typically accompanied by a hyperbolic headline along the lines of “This Beautiful, Terrifying House is Literally Inside a Cliff.”

But despite the enormous traction, with seemingly impossible features like a clifftop, glass-bottomed swimming pool, the project still seemed to be destined for "paper architecture" status. Yet fast forward to today and the house has (incredibly) found a willing client, and is about to break ground on construction. How did this happen, and what takes architecture from viral sensation to real-life construction project?
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Toyo Ito uses FLUTED concrete walls to define Baroque museum

Toyo Ito uses FLUTED concrete walls to define Baroque museum | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Curled white concrete walls and a water-filled courtyard frame this museum of Baroque art and culture in Mexico by Japanese architect Toyo Ito (+ slideshow).

Toyo Ito & Associates designed the Museo Internacional del Barroco (MIB) for a plot on the edge of a park near the city of Puebla. It hosts examples of Baroque art ranging from painting, sculpture and fashion to architecture, music, theatre, literature and food.

Fluted slabs white concrete with a bush-hammered finish forms the walls, while a crescent-shaped pond wraps the building, intended to create a visual connection with the park.

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México en la Bienal de Venecia 2016 recopilará la historia de la ARQUITECTURA SOCIAL del país

México en la Bienal de Venecia 2016 recopilará la historia de la ARQUITECTURA SOCIAL del país | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Basada en la tesis de "Despliegues y Ensambles", la participación de México en la Bienal de Venecia 2016 mostrará arquitecturas ensambladas
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De l'Homme MOBILE au mobile home

De l'Homme MOBILE au mobile home | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
La Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine propose l’exposition Habiter le campement, du mercredi 13 avril au lundi 29 août. L’occasion d’interroger la notion d’habitat et de campement dans le monde et ce qui « fait » la ville aujourd’hui.

Fiona Meadows, commissaire de l’exposition, a identifié avec les autres membres du comité scientifique six manières d’habiter le campement : les nomades, les voyageurs, les infortunés, les exilés, les conquérants et les contestataires. De nombreuses situations issues du photojournalisme illustrent chacune de ces typologies. Pour Fiona Meadows, « nous sommes dans la mondialisation. Un monde de changement, choisi ou subi, qui provoque beaucoup d’exils, de douleurs, mais où l’on parvient toujours à se reconstruire ».

 

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Architecture WITHOUT Humans – – SOCKS

Architecture WITHOUT Humans – – SOCKS | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Factory Futures, (Architecture Without Humans), a studio of AA Visiting School at Ivrea, directed by Tommaso Franzolini, Maria S. Giudici, Pierre Cutellic, Edmondo Occhipinti and Fabrizio Bellabio “explores Data Centres as the new factories of today’s computational economy.”

Its online tumblr documents these “forms of cohabitation between man and machines and their predecessor throughout the Twentieth Century“. The following videos and graphics are the materials supposedly collected for the studio.
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MICRO-APARTMENTS : Ballardian Living Conditions in Hong Kong City...

MICRO-APARTMENTS : Ballardian Living Conditions in Hong Kong City... | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
100,000 of Hong Kong City labourers live in sub-divided apartment units averaging 40 square feet (3.7 sqm), with rents standing up at nearly $1,300 a square foot, 35% higher than New York City.

The Ballardian living conditions in one of the most densely populated city in the world, are documented in a reportage released by the “Society for Community Organization” an HK-based advocacy organization. All the cramped units are depicted from the only vantage point able to capture the entire surface: the ceiling.

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Architect Philip Johnson's NAZI past detailed in new book

Architect Philip Johnson's NAZI past detailed in new book | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Philip Johnson was an impassioned supporter of Nazism, in which he found a "new international ideal", according to a new book by American journalist Marc Wortman.

Wortman describes Johnson's role in pushing the Nazi agenda in the US in an in-depth story in Vanity Fair magazine, adapted from the writer's new book, 1941: Fighting the Shadow War, which examines America's involvement in the second world war.

The author describes Johnson's growing support for the Nazis in the 1930s and his efforts to import Fascism to America.

"He found in Nazism a new international ideal," writes Wortman. "The aesthetic power and exaltation he experienced in viewing Modernist architecture found its complete national expression in the Hitler-centred Fascist movement."

Wortman claims Johnson took no issue with the Nazi's treatment of Jews or creators of "degenerate art", even as he helped friends at the Bauhaus flee Germany.
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LEAF LIKE observatories of Taiwan tower

LEAF LIKE observatories of Taiwan tower | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
"Floating Observatories" the name of the tower in Taiwan has a "tree-like" shape with eight "leaf-like" observatories. Each observatory can accommodate 50 to 80 persons. Built from lightweight materials and activities such as helium spheres. This can be seen as a form of impressive architectural design.
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Comic Break: "Sexism in ARCHITECTURE"

Comic Break: "Sexism in ARCHITECTURE" | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Since Zaha Hadid’s death two weeks ago, we’ve been thinking a lot about her legacy. Hadid’s accomplishments in architecture are impressive not only because of her innovative designs, but because she succeeded in a male-dominated profession, and undoubtedly experienced sexism along the way. In our webcomic, Architexts, we use humor to cope with various aspects and stereotypes of the architectural profession, including negative ones. With our forthcoming book, Architects, LOL, we hope to share the stories--your stories--that paint a more realistic picture of the profession, rather than an idealistic one that most of us can only dream of.

Sometimes, that reality sucks. In our comic, the fictional office of Franklin + Newbury Architects has two women on the architectural staff, both of whom have experienced sexism while there, and sometimes the way they have dealt with it has produced humorous results.

Zaha Hadid said earlier this year, “I am judged a lot more harshly because I am a woman.” In an interview last year, she said: “sexist comments are made in my industry all the time.” This week, we encourage our female readers to sign up to participate in our new book, so they can share with us how they’ve experienced sexism and how they’ve handled themselves.

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ZAHA HADID (1950-2016): absurdly fearless, aggressive and impolite talent

ZAHA HADID (1950-2016): absurdly fearless, aggressive and impolite talent | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

From paintings to built legacy, Owen Hatherley says Hadid will be remembered as an absurdly fearless, aggressive and impolite talent rising at a time when architecture had become terrified of modernity

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Models of SOVIET Avant-garde Architecture – – SOCKS

Models of SOVIET Avant-garde Architecture – – SOCKS | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Thanks to Ross Wolfe, we can feature here these models of Soviet Constructivist architectures (built or non-built), recently made by Australian students of the University Of Western Australia, Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts(ALVA). (Descriptions, when present, by Ross Wolfe

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PLP proposes London's first WOODEN skyscraper at Barbican

PLP proposes London's first WOODEN skyscraper at Barbican | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
PLP Architecture and researchers from the University of Cambridge have revealed a concept for London's first wooden skyscraper – a 300-metre-tall addition to the Barbican housing estate.

Following the emerging trend for timber-framed high-rises, the 80-storey Oakwood Tower would have a timber frame.

PLP Architecture and Cambridge University's Department of Architecture developed the proposal with engineer Smith and Wallwork to offer an alternative to traditional steel and concrete construction.

"The use of timber could transform the way we build in this city," said PLP partner Kevin Flanagan. "Timber buildings have the potential architecturally to create a more pleasing, relaxed, sociable and creative urban experience
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Zaha Hadid, la arquitecta sin MIEDO

Zaha Hadid, la arquitecta sin MIEDO | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
La creadora, fallecida en Miami, libró y ganó una larga batalla entre profesión y género, en la que logró hacer prevalecer sus sueños y marcar una nueva dirección, liberando a la arquitectura de la geometría
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