In light of legendary Iraqi-British architect, Zaha Hadid’s passing today. I thought it would be appropriate to share some of her work. Unfortunately, my knowledge of architecture never caught up to my interest in it, but this woman was a giant in the field.
She did little in America, but everywhere else left a footprint. From her very first gig, the striking concrete Vitra fire Station completed in 1993, to the gorgeously curvaceous Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre completed in 2012—plus some impressive stations and bridges in between—Hadid’s designs dared us to imagine and then see that a sensationally otherworldly architecture can take hold in our world. Here’s a closer look at some of her greatest works: