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Zaha Hadid to create first large scale project in wood, the Sleuk Rith Institute

When you think of projects undertaken by Zaha Hadid you immediately think about flowing structures that have been designed in materials such as concrete. However, the Iraqi-British architect has recently revealed a new project and it is to be the first large scale project in wood. The office of Hadid released renders of the Sleuk Rith Institute in Cambodia and if the building lives up to the renders it is looking like it could be among the best work from the architect yet. [Image Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects] The Sleuk Rith Institute will be home to the Cambodian non-governmental […]

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Futuristic Spaceship-Like Home Nestled in the Hills of Russia

Capital Hill Residence designed by British architect, Zaha Hadid, is nestled in the hillside of Barvikhva, a village in the Odintsovsky District of Moscow, Russia. Surrounded by 20 meter tall birch trees, this futuristic, spaceship-looking home was commissioned by Russian billionaire entrepreneur, Vladislav Doronin, boyfriend of American supermodel, Naomi Campbell. Still under construction, Capital Hill Residence has two main components. The first component hugs the ground and merges with the hillside while the second component is a tall projection that overlooks the landscape. It looks almost like a periscope jetting from a submarine. The home is 2650 square meters (28, […]