Zaha Mohammed Hadid was a British Iraqi architect from Baghdad, Iraq. She was the first woman to receive the most prestigious Pritzker Architecture Award, in 2004. She also received UK’s most prestigious architectural award, The Stirling Prize in 2011. She died on 31st March 2016. She was a spectacular Architect of all time. She is well known for her use of unconventional and circular formed design strategy. She introduced circular forms even before computer graphics even existed, she used an innovative photocopier method to design those complex shapes and forms. She has made remarkable use of her technics and her knowledge to have created such complicated yet marvelous structures of all times. She never compromised with the stability of the structures, all her structures were full proof construction-wise. She worked with fluid forms and unusual geometry. Her work can be seen all no over the world, she has influenced so many architects with her piece of work. She was truly an icon and a motivation for the young budding architects. She also motivated women’s power in the world of Architecture.
Here below are a few of her quotes that are really inspiring and motivating for the upcoming architects.
“Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space… On one hand, it’s about shelter, but it’s also about pleasure.”
“One of the things I feel confident in saying we can bring some excitement and challenges to people’s lives. We want them to be able to embrace the unexpected.”
“For a woman to go out alone in architecture is still very, very hard. It’s still a man’s world.”
“There are 360 degrees. Why stick to one?”
“I really believe in the idea of the future.”
“I have always appreciated those who dare to experiment with materials and proportions.”
“I don’t think that architecture is only about shelter, is only about a very simple enclosure. It should be able to excite you, to calm you, to make you think.”
“Architecture is how the person places herself in the space. Fashion is about how you place the object on the person.”
“You really have to have a goal. The goalposts might shift, but you should have a goal. Know what it is you want to find out.”
“Architecture is like writing. You have to edit it over and over so it looks effortless.”
“You have to really believe not only in yourself; you have to believe that the world is actually worth your sacrifices.”