Zaha Hadid unveils design for sinuous skyscrapers on Australia’s Gold Coast

June 16, 2015 by  
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Zaha Hadid Architects just unveiled designs for a pair of proposed sculptural skyscrapers for Mariner’s Cove on Australia’s Gold Coast. Designed with Hadid’s signature sinuous forms, the eye-catching mixed-use towers are tapered at the bottom to minimize the building footprint. The Queensland towers share a striking resemblance to Hadid’s trio of “blossoming” Brisbane towers that were commissioned by Sunland Group—the same developer for the Mariner’s Cove project. Read the rest of Zaha Hadid unveils design for sinuous skyscrapers on Australia’s Gold Coast Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: australia , Gold Coast , Hadid skyscrapers , Mariner’s Cove , mixed-use , sunland group , tapered buildings , zaha hadid

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Is BMW planning an all-electric SUV to rival the Tesla Model X?

June 16, 2015 by  
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Ever since the BMW i3 and i8 electric cars arrived last year, there has been a lot of speculation about what other models BMW could introduce to the electric i-sub brand. There have been several reports about a model dubbed the i5 that could compete with the Tesla Model S , but now a new report claims that the third “i” model could actually be an electric SUV. Read the rest of Is BMW planning an all-electric SUV to rival the Tesla Model X? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: AUDI , Audi Q6 , BMW , BMW electric car , BMW electric SUV , BMW i , bmw i3 , bmw i8 , electric car , electric SUV , tesla , Tesla Model X

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Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind near completion on CityLife’s luxury residences in Milan

June 4, 2015 by  
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Architects and artists sling harsh criticism at Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge project

June 3, 2015 by  
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When someone says “Everyone is a critic,” they’re typically exaggerating. If architect Thomas Heatherwick is saying it now, it might actually seem true. A host of prominent British architects, novelists, and artists have expressed sharp—and public—criticism of Heatherwick’s proposed Garden Bridge project in London, which still awaits judicial review. Some have called the bridge project “crap” while others simply claim Heatherwick is the “wrong person” for the job. Read the rest of Architects and artists sling harsh criticism at Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge project Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Boris Johnson , Garden Bridge , Heatherwick Studio , joanna lumley , London , thomas heatherwick , Thomas Heatherwick Studio , zaha hadid

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Will.i.am Creates a Truly Independent Smartwatch That Includes Designs by Zaha Hadid

October 25, 2014 by  
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While some smart-watches out there are really no more than a complement for a smartphone, Will.i.am has created a truly independent smart watch that operates completely on its own. Called the PULS, it can actually replace your phone. The smartwatch is able to do most of the things that you expect from your smartphone. Even better, Zaha Hadid is backing the device by contributing her talented hand to the design. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: independent smartwatch , mobile smartwatch , PULS , PULS smartwatch , smartwatch design , Will.i.am , Will.i.am PULS , Will.i.am smartwatch , zaha hadid , Zaha Hadid PULS , Zaha Hadid smartwatch

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Leviathan Transformable Antarctic Research Facility Acts as a Hub for Environmental Tourism in Antarctica

September 30, 2014 by  
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A 650-Foot-Long Running Track Tops This Space-Saving Elementary School in China

September 30, 2014 by  
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Zaha Hadid Sues The New York Review of Books for Defamation

August 26, 2014 by  
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Pritzker prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid does not appreciate the criticism that has been leveled at her of late. She recently announced plans to sue The New York Review of Books and architecture critic Martin Filler over alleged defamatory statements in a recent book review. Specifically, Hadid takes exception with the implication that she was indifferent to the alleged difficult working conditions of migrant workers on high-profile construction projects in the Middle East, including her own. She is also upset that Filler used large portions of his June 5 review of Rowan Moore’s “ Why We Build: Power and Desire in Architecture ” to question her success and fault her personality, although she was not a prominent character in the book. Read the rest of Zaha Hadid Sues The New York Review of Books for Defamation Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: al wakrah stadium , baker & hostetler , defamation suit , martin fuller , new your review of books , oren warshavsky , Qatar World Cup , rowan moore , why we build: power and desire in architecture , working conditions of migrant workers , zaha hadid

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Scientists Develop Technology That Can Get Travelers From Shanghai to San Francisco in Two Hours

August 26, 2014 by  
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Shanghai to San Francisco in two hours flat?  It’s possible, according to the Harbin Institute of Technology, which is developing a supersonic submarine that is capable of traveling at a blistering 3600 mph. Using developments in supercavitation technology, the institute has made it possible for submarines (or torpedoes) to travel nearly at the speed of sound. Read the rest of Scientists Develop Technology That Can Get Travelers From Shanghai to San Francisco in Two Hours Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: high speed submarine , high speed travel , high speed water travel , speed of sound submarine , speed of sound travel , submarine technology , Supercavitation , Supercavitation submarine , Supercavitation technology , Supercavitation torpedo , travel technology , water travel , water travel technology

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Zaha Hadid Deflects Responsibility for Over 500 Qatar World Cup Worker Deaths

February 27, 2014 by  
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Zaha Hadid’s Al Wakrah stadium for the Qatar 2022 World Cup has raised eyebrows since it was first revealed, but a shockingly high number of construction deaths are threatening to cast a sinister shadow over the yonic structure. According to The Guardian, more than 500 Indian migrant workers have reportedly died in construction preparations for the World Cup. When The Guardian asked for her thoughts, Hadid replied that it is “not my duty as an architect to look at it.” Read the rest of Zaha Hadid Deflects Responsibility for Over 500 Qatar World Cup Worker Deaths Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: al wakrah stadium , architect liability , construction deaths , indian migrant workers , migrant worker deaths , migrant workers , qatar 2022 world cup stadium , qatar labor laws , Qatar World Cup , world cup construction , world cup stadium , yonic architecture , zaha hadid        

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